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Our events are usually at Kendall College (directions and parking) on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am until noon. Occasionally, our event time varies or we meet at a different location. These variances will be highlighted below in ‘Upcoming Programs,’ though please read the full event notice for details.

Upcoming Programs:
 
Culinary Historians of Chicago:
Chicago Foodways Roundtable: 
  • June 7, 2017: US Foods test kitchens tour, Rosemont, Illinois – Postponed – will advise new date.
  • June 16, 2017: Curator led tour of Blackhawk Restaurant 1920-2009 exhibit @ UIC Richard J. Daley Library, Friday at 1:30 pm
  • July 8, 2017: Civil War Camp Cooking Tour, Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda, IL, 11:30 AM
  • August 26, 2017: Tour at the Swedish American Museum, 10:00 am
  • September, 2017: An Anthropologist’s Field Study of German Food and its Meaning in Chicago with Nadja Huffmann & Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany with Alice Weinreb

Find Culinary Historians of Chicago and Chicago Foodways Roundtable on Twitter or Facebook.

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
  • June 10-11, 2017: Printers Row Book Fair
  • July 8, 2017: Civil War Camp Cooking Tour, Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda, IL, 11:30 AM
  • February 18, 2018: Annual High Tea

Find Greater Midwest Foodways on Twitter, Facebook or our website.

Old Husbands Tales: Barbecue Myths That Deserve to Die

Presented by Meathead 
Barbecue Maven and New York Times Best-Selling Author,
Meathead, the Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
The barbecue world is rife with rules and concepts that modern food science has proven wrong, and our speaker, reverently known in BBQ-land as Meathead, will debunk a bunch of them and teach concepts and techniques that can be applied to cooking indoors as well. He will also serve up a side order of some delectable barbecue history, along with a small barbecue sampling. Continue reading

Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture

Travelling Tour by American Museum of Natural History

Learning tour to Milwaukee Public Museum to view a special traveling exhibit, one that explores the complex food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the Global Kitchen exhibition illuminates the myriad ways that food is produced and moved throughout the world. Continue reading

Metropolitan Farm Tour: Explore an Urban Ag Destination

Presented by Benjamin Kant, Founder

Nestled just six miles west of the Magnificent Mile in Humboldt Park, Metropolitan Farms is a thriving urban agricultural destination, producing locally-sourced tilapia, salad greens and culinary herbs year-round from within its state-of-the-art greenhouse. They utilize aquaponics; farming that combines fish with a hydroponic growing system in a closed-loop without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.

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