Historic Chicago Bakeries



Come join us as author Jennifer Billock explores the sweet and doughy history of Chicago from pioneering bakers to today’s cake makers. At one time, more than 7,000 bakeries dotted Chicago’s streets. Today stalwarts like Dinkel’s, Roeser’s, Weber’s, Pticek, and Ferrara continue a legacy that shaped Chicago’s food traditions: a poppy seed bun for hotdogs, and paczki and zeppole for the holidays; an atomic cake for family celebrations, and bacon buns in the morning.

BIOGRAPHY Jennifer Billock is the author of the just-published “Historic Chicago Bakeries”  (The History Press, $22). She is an award-winning writer, bestselling author, and writing coach, covering a combination of food, travel, and history. Jennifer edits the Kitchen Witch Newsletter and teaches food and travel writing classes. She is currently dreaming of an around-the-world trip with her Boston terrier. Check out her website at jenniferbillock.com and follow her on Twitter @jenniferbillock. For information on purchasing a signed copy of her book, contact: jenniferjoanbillock@gmail.com

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
7 p.m. Central Time

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