How Ingredients Shaped a Chef

Come join us as acclaimed New York chef Peter Hoffman, author of the recently published book “What’s Good?: A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients”,reveals why he combined the story of his career with profiles of the favorite ingredients that he found at his favorite farmers market. Hoffman, founder of iconic Manhattan restaurants Savoy and Back Forty, describes his journey from line cook to chef/owner during New York’s culinary shift from French dominance to a more global and farm-to-table approach. Continue reading

Live from Taliesin, Eat Like a Planet

Presented by Chef Odessa Piper

Come join us for a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s home Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, where one of our nation’s most iconic and beloved chefs, Odessa Piper, will talk to us about the future of food and give us a mini-tour of this national landmark where she has created a work-study program for the estate’s garden and cafe. In her own words: “I’m going to take the long view of where we’ve come from and the perennial role of deliciousness, wholesomeness, rumination and gratitude. Continue reading

Era of Opulence: Chinese Fine Dining

Picture postcard from the Chinese American Museum of Chicago Archives

Curator’s Tour

*Mask
Those who attend will have first priority for the exhibit tour next year.
Any cancellations require one-day notice to allow someone else to attend.
No shows deprive someone else a chance, just don’t do it.
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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) kicks off a new exhibition with its ‘Era of Opulence: Chinese Fine Dining.’ In 2022, there will be an expanded exhibit ‘Chinese Cuisine in America: Stories, Struggles and Successes,’ which we will visit next year. Continue reading

Chicago Trib’s New Restaurant Critics Exposed! Meet Louisa Chu and Nick Kindelsperger

Podcast

Time was we could never get a Chicago food critic to speak to our group; they religiously refused to reveal their identities in public. That is until about three years ago when the Tribune’s esteemed food critic, Phil Vettel, published a story in the paper, complete with his photo, explaining that it was almost impossible for him to remain anonymous when reviewing restaurants. Continue reading