Podcasts

Why is Chicago Pizza City, USA?
Steve Dolinsky and Chef DeRuvo
Recorded at Davanti Enoteca, 1359 W. Taylor St, Chicago, IL on October 24, 2018.

Cacao Catharsis: Spreading Joy Through Chocolate
Ramona Thomas
Recorded at Weiss Memorial Hospital on October 6, 2018

High and Dry on the North Shore
Bill Savage
Recorded at Santi’s Garden, Highwood on September 20, 2018

Chicago’s Meaty History: from our Stockyards to Our Steakhouses
Russell Lewis
Recorded at Weiss Memorial Hospital on September 15, 2018

How Chicago Became a National Food Shrine: A Master Chef Dishes on Our Delicious History
Chef Carrie Nahabedian
Recorded at Weiss Memorial Hospital on August 18, 2018

Laminations Be Praised! How Croissants Came to Be, and Other Crusty Tales
Sandra Koll of Floriole
Recorded at Weiss Memorial Hospital on July 21, 2018

Risotto and Beyond: The Heartfelt History of Italian Rice
Chef John Coletta interviewed by Monica Kass Rogers
Recorded at Weiss Memorial Hospital on June 2, 2018

Morel Tales: The Culture of Mushrooming
Gary Alan Fine, PhD
Recorded at Niles Historical and Cultural Center on May 7, 2018

Whoever Said the English Can’t Cook? Cookbooks from 1300 to 1700 Prove Otherwise!
Sarah Peters Kernan, PhD
Recorded at Weiss Memorial Hospital on April 27, 2018

American Food has a History You Won’t Believe!
Bruce Kraig, PhD
Recorded at Weiss Memorial Hospital on March 17, 2018

Constructions of Taste in Francisco Martinez Montino’s Cookbook
Carolyn Nadeau, PhD
Recorded at Bethany Retirement Community on March 3, 2018

Whatever Happened to Wheat? How Bread Meets Our Kneads
Chef Greg Wade
Recorded at Weiss Memorial Hospital on February 10, 2018

Pasta and Noodles
Kantha Shelke, PhD
Recorded at Bethany Retirement Community on January 20,  2018

International Inspirations – Culinary Lessons Learned on the Road
Chef Christopher Koetke
Recorded at Weiss Memorial Hospital on January 13, 2018
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Fooditor. Eat Chicago. Drink Chicago. Read Chicago
Michael Gebert
Recorded live at Kendall College on December 9, 2017

The Mind of a Chef and the Secret of “Lettuce”
Executive Chef Justin Diglia
Recorded live at Kendall College on December 2, 2017

The South’s Fruity History
Nancie McDermott
Recorded live at Imperial Towers on November 4, 2017

Anomalies and Curiosities of Dinnerware
Margaret Carney, PhD
Recorded live at Kendall College on November 1, 2017

Chicago Food Encyclopedia Debuts
Carol Haddix and Colleen Taylor Sen
Recorded live at Kendall College on October 28, 2017

Hidden Flavors of the Philippine Kitchen
Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan
Recorded live at Kendall College on September 28, 2017

From Cacao to Craft Chocolate Stories from the Past, Sustainability for the Future
Valerie Beck
Recorded at Kendall College on September 9, 2017

Old Husbands Tales: Barbecue Myths that Deserve to Die
Meathead Goldwyn
Recorded at Kendall College on June 17, 2017

Big Scoop! Ice Cream Maven Gives Chilling Tales
Dana Cree
Recorded at Kendall College on April 15, 2017

BBQ History Heats Up January
Chef William Reynolds
Recorded live at Kendall College on January 30, 2016

Chicago: A Food Biography
Danial Block and Howard Rosing
Recorded live at Kendall College on January 23, 2016

The Goelitz Family: Jelly Belly
Ed Kelley
Recorded live at Grayslake History Center on December 5, 2015

What the Argonauts Ate
Ann Chandonnet
Recorded live at Kendall College on November 21, 2015

Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking
Darra Goldstein
Recorded live at Chicago History Museum on November 7, 2015

The Spirit of Gumno
Charles Baker-Clark, PhD
Recorded live at Kendall College on October 31, 2015

Philippine Cuisine: A Plateful of History
Saralynn Pablo, Caitlin Preminger, Natalia Roxas
Recorded live at Kendall College on October 10, 2015
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Hot Dog!  It’s Hot Doug!  Bunside Chat with Chicago’s Wienie King
Douglas Sohn
Recorded live at Kendall College on September 26, 2015

Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods
Jennifer Jordan, PhD
Recorded live at Kendall College on September 12, 2015
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Mycology 101: Preparation, Preservation, Pickling and Eating Wild, and Not So Wild, Mushrooms
Stephanie Kowalyk and Catherine Lambrecht
Recorded live at Kendall College on August 3, 2015
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One Smart Cookie Shares Crumbs of History
Mindy Segal, Cookie guru, Restaurateur, Author
Recorded live at Kendall College on July 18, 2015
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The Last Supper: Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates
Recorded live at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on July 8, 2015
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The Not Always Sweet History of Sugar
Andrew F. Smith
Recorded live at Kendall College on June 20, 2015
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Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War
Andrew F. Smith
Recorded live at Highland Park Library on June 20, 2015
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Vincent Clarence Price, Inventor and Businessman
and Eating Vincent Price
Ed Link and Christopher ‘Bull’ Garlington, respectively
Recorded live at Kendall College of Culinary Arts on May 30, 2015
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The Legacy of James Beard
Susan Ungaro, President, The James Beard Foundation
Welcome by Christopher Koetke, Vice President, Kendall College
Introduction by Steve Dolinsky. ‘Hungry Hound’
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on May 2, 2015
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Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor
Jennifer McLagan
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on April 11, 2015
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Matzah, The Bread of Faith: Making Model Shmurah Matzot
Under Supervision of Rabbi Yosef Schanowitz
Recorded live at Central Avenue Synagogue, Highland Park, Illinois on March 22, 2015
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Chicago Has Something to Beef About 
Cutting Remarks from A Woman Butcher
Kari Underly, Butcher
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on March 21, 2015
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Food, Family and Tradition: Hungarian Kosher Family Recipes and Remembrances
Lynne Kirsche Shapiro
Recorded live at Hungarian Kosher Market, Skokie, Illinois on March 15, 2015
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The Bread Revolution
Much Kneaded Information from Bread Guru
Peter Reinhart, author, teacher, baker
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on February 28, 2015
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Impact of American Indian Boarding School Education on Great Lakes Indigenous Foodways:
A Case Study of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation
Presented by: Amelia V. Katanski
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on January 31, 2015
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Illinois Has a Lot to Wine About: A Toast and Tasting to Our State’s Great History
Presented by Clara Orban, PhD, author and sommelier
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts December 13, 2014
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Paris Confidential: The Sinful Creations That French People Bake Behind Closed Doors
Presented by Dorie Greenspan, tell-all French culinary chronicler
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on November 8, 2014
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The Road Joyfully Traveled: Judging Family Heirloom Recipes at Midwestern State Fairs
Presented by Catherine Lambrecht
Recorded live at Kendall College School for Culinary Arts on September 27, 2014
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Greening Green City Market: The past, present and future of a Chicago Treasure
Presented by: Elizabeth Richter, Sarah Stegner and Tracey Vowell
Recorded live at Kendall College School for Culinary Arts on September 20, 2014
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Learning Tour: Testa Produce
Presented by Barbara Daly
Recorded live at Testa Produce on August 22, 2014
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The Art and Soul of French Pastry 
Presented by Jacquy Pfeiffer, Co-Founder of The French Pastry School
Recorded live at Kendall College School for Culinary Arts on July 19, 2014
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Breaking the Fast at a Ramadan Iftar at Khan BBQ 
Presented by Yvonne Maffei, MyHalalKitchen.com
Recorded live at Khan BBQ on  July 1, 2014
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Culinary Memoir & Personal Essays: Turning a Bunch of Heartland Food Stories into an Anthology
Presented by Peggy Wolff
With readings by Carol Mighton Haddix and Melanie Benjamin
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on November 2, 2013
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Before the Food Network
Recollections by Chef Sanford D’Amato
Recorded live at Kendall College School for Culinary Arts on October 26th 2013
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The Life of Pie: Chicago’s Crusty History
Presented by Paula Haney, Author, Chef/Owner
Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Chicago
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on September 28, 2014
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Bev-O-Metrics: Taste-Profiling Beverages with Spectroscopy
Presented by Subha R. Das, PhD
Recorded live at Kendall College School for Culinary Arts on July 20, 2013
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Aye, there’s the rub!
Chicago’s Bold BBQ History
Presented by Jared Leonard, Pit professor, Rub BBQ, Chicago
Recorded live at Kendall College School for Culinary Arts on July 13, 2013
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Julia’s Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats 
Presented by Terry Burson, Author
Recorded live at Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts on November 10, 2012
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From January, 2008 until June, 2013:

WBEZ Chicago Amplified

WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified partners with Culinary Historians by recording our programs and making them available for broadcast on demand at their website or downloadable to an iPod.  All podcasts of Culinary Historians, Chicago Foodways Roundtable and Greater Midwest Foodways.

Let’s Get Canned: A Homey History of Preserving
Presented by Sherri Brooks Vinton
Recorded live at Kendall College  School of Culinary Arts of June 29, 2013 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Agroterrorism: Food Poisoning Brought to a New Level!
Presented by Jerrold Leikin, MD
Recorded live at the Chicago History Museum on May 18, 2013 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Recipes for Domesticity: Cookery, Household Management, and the Notion of Expertise
Presented by Julia Gardner, Exhibit Curator
Recorded live at the Regenstein Library on May 4, 2013 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Soup & Bread: Building Community One Pot at a Time
Presented by Martha Bayne
Recorded live at Kendall College on March 2, 2013 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

“Chocolate With a Taste of Pakistan” East meets West in crossover confections
Presented by Uzma Sharif
Recorded live at Kendall College on February 16, 2013 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

The Making of a Pastry Chef: The journey from childhood passion to apprenticeship  to the heights of the profession
Presented by Chef Eric Lanlard
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on September 30, 2012 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Lost Recipes Found
Presented by Monica Kass Rogers
Recorded live at Kendall College on September 22, 2012

The Original Food Pyramid: Beer, Bread, and Foie Gras
Presented by Michael Fenster, PhD
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on September 5, 2012

What’s Your Hurry? Enjoy Our Curry!
A savory tale of what curry is–and isn’t
Presented by Anupy Singla, Author
Recorded live at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts on August 25, 2012

Ramadan Food Rituals: The Way of Eating During the Islamic Holy Month of Fasting
Presented by Yvonne Maffei
Recorded live at Kendall College on July 14, 2012

The Story of Algerian Pastries and an Epiphany
Rachel Flinn
Recorded live at Kendall College of June 16, 2012 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Tofu Processing Tour
Presented by Kelly Cheng of Sun Xien Soy Products and Sun Wah BBQ
Recorded live at Sun Xien Soy Products on June 2, 2012 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats
with Sgt. David J. Haynes and Christopher Garlington
Recorded live at Kendall College on March 24, 2012 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

From Haggis to Headcheese — The Fall and Rise of Odd Bits
Presented by Chef Jennifer McLagan
Recorded live at Kendall College on March 17, 2012 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

The Endangered Art of French Hospitality
Presented by Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer
Recorded live at Kendall College on February 21, 2012 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Chicago’s Classic Restaurants: Past, Present, and Future
Presented by Neal Samors and Eric Bronsky
Recorded live at Kendall College on February 4, 2012 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Some Sweet Talk: Discover how the Midwest refined the nation’s sweet tooth through a delicious mix of immigrant traditions and American ingenuity. 
Presented by Jenny Lewis and Heidi Hedecker
Recorded live at Chicago History Museum on January 18, 2012 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Come Where the Sacred Meets the Quivering Profane: Exploring the Public and Private Spheres of Lutefisk
Carrie Roy, PhD
Recorded live at Kendall College on December 10, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

On being a cook in the 21st century South
Virginia Willis
Recorded live at Chicago History Museum on December 3, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

The Pie Must Go On — An American Pie Story
Presented by Catherine Lambrecht
Recorded live at Lexington College on November 19, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Beating the Nazis with Truffles and Tripe: The Early Years of Gourmet, ‘The Magazine of Good Living
Presented by David Strauss
Recorded live at Kendall College on October 22, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Matzo Balls, Chopped Liver and the Midwest Jewish Foodways of the Heartland
Ellen Steinberg, PhD
Recorded live at Chicago History Museum on September 24, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

A Lifetime in Food
Carol Haddix
Recorded live at the Chicago History Museum on August 13, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Viktorija’s Secret: The Pleasures of Puglia
Presented by Viktorija Todorovska
Recorded live at Kendall College on July 23, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplifed

The Makings of Tasty Tofu
Presented by Kelly Cheng, Sun Wah BBQ and Sun Xien Soy Products
Recorded live at Sun Wah BBQ on July 16, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Bonjour, Bon Appetite
Barbara Fairchild
Recorded live at Kendall Collebe on June 25, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Conversation with Chef Ken Hom interviewed by Louisa Chu
Recorded live at Kendall College on June 3, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

From Awadh with Love: The Savory History of Indian Slow Cooking
Presented by Anupy Singla
Recorded live at Barbara’s Bookstore on May 21, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Learn All About Indian Sweets and Snacks
Presented by Jayan Sukhadia
Recorded live at Sukhadia’s Snacks on May 14, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Street Smarts on the Street Food of Vietnam
Mary Aregoni and Matt Eversman
Recorded live at Kendall College on April 23, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Food Revolution: How the Civil War Changed Food in America
Presented by Bruce Kraig, PhD
Recorded live at Lake County Discovery Museum on April 9, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

“The Potato, and The Civil War”
Presented by Andrew F. Smith
Recorded live at the Chicago History Museum on March 26, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Sweet Home Chicago: Chocolate and Confectionery Production and Technology in the Windy City
Presented by Beth Kimmerlee
Recorded live at the John Crerar Library on March 12, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Comfort Food (and Wine) in America
Chef Susan and Drew Goss
Recorded live at West Town Tavern on February 12, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Lost German Chicago
Joseph Heinen
Recorded live at DankHaus on January 8, 2011 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Appetite for Africa
Robert Launay
Recorded live at Sikia Restaurant, Washburne Culinary Institute of Kennedy King College on December 18, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Chicago’s Dandy Candy History
Jenny Lewis
Recorded live at Lexington College on November 13, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Will Write for Food
Diane Jacob
Recorded live at Kendall College on October 2, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Stir Frying to the Sky’s Edge
Grace Young
Recorded live at Kendall College on September 25, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

How to Order in an Indian Restaurant . . . and Self Publish!
Colleen Sen
Recorded live at Kendall College on September 18, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Smoque Signals: BBQ’s savory history satiates Chicago
Barry Sorkin
Recorded live at Kendall College on July 17, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

O Canada! Food ex-pats miss when they live here.
Food Americans miss when they visit there.

Moderated by Chad Rubel
Recorded live at Kendall College on June 19, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

“Gale Gand’s Slice of Pastry History” Some sweet observations
Presented by Gale Gand
Recorded live at Kendall College on June 5, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Easy Target:  Foie Gras as a Pragmatic and Problematic Target for Animal Rights Organizations, Cities and Countries
Presented by Michaela DeSoucey
Recorded live at Kendall College on May 8, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Out of Ethiopia
Chef Almaz Yiginaw and Mawi Asgedom
Recorded live at Chicago History Museum on April 17, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday and Tomorrow
Presented by LaManda Joy
Recorded live at Kendall College on March 20, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

The Bittersweet History of Chocolate in France
Pastry Chef Mark Seaman
Recorded live at Lexington College on February 20, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Food in the Atomic Age
Presented by Barbara Kuck
Recorded live at Lake County Discovery Museum on January 17, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

The Pleasure of Pasta
Chef John Coletta and Nancy Ross Ryan
Recorded live at Quartino Restaurant on January 16, 2010 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Pumpkins and Squashes: Evolution in an American Family’s Folk Food
Presented by Aggie ‘The Tomato Lady’ Nehmzov
Recorded live at Kendall College of November 7, 2009 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Corn: 1840’s Agricultural Snapshot
Presented by Chuck Bauer
Recorded live at Garfield Farms on September 20, 2009 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

When Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Wed Balsamic Vinegar, the Rest is History
Presented by Rick Petrocelly
Recorded live at Chicago History Museum on July 25, 2009 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU! IF YOU MISS DOUG SOHN OF HOT DOUG’S OR BRUCE KRAIG, HOT DOG: A GLOBAL HISTORY, YOU LOSE!
Presented by Doug Sohn and Bruce Kraig
Recorded live at Kendall College on May 6, 2009 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplifed

Passage to India
Suvir Saran
Recorded live at Ranjana Bhargava Cooking School on March 21, 2009 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

The Sweet History of French Pastry
Presented by Keli Fayard
Recorded live at Kendall College on January 31, 2009 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog
Presented by Bob Schwartz, Vienna Sausage
Recorded live at Kendall College on December 13, 2008 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

The Sweet History of French Pastry
Pastry Chef Mark Seaman
Recorded live at Kendall College on October 11, 2008 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Exploring the Culinary Collections at the Newberry Library
Presented by Riva Feshbach
Recorded live at Kendall College School on September 20, 2008 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

The History of Greektown’s Parthenon
Presented by Yanna Liakouras & Camille Stagg
Recorded live at Chicago History Museum on August 8, 2008 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Be a Locavore, Put More Local on Your Table
Presented by Rob Gardner and Sophie Gardner
Recorded live at Kendall College on June 14, 2008 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Chef Louis Szathmáry and “The Bakery” Restaurant
Presented by Barbara Kuck
Recorded live at Kendall College on May 17, 2008 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Behind the Scenes of Food Television
Presented by Louis Chu
Recorded live at Kendall College on March 1, 2008 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Flavors of the Fruitlands: An Ode to Michigan
Presented by Justin Rashid
Recorded live at Robert Morris College on February 23, 2008 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

GEORGE H. HAMMOND AND MARCUS M. TOWLE: FORGOTTEN PIONEERS OF THE BEEF PACKING INDUSTRY
Presented by Richard Lytle
Recorded live at Kendall College on February 2, 2008 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified