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:
  • October 28, 2017: Chicago Food Encyclopedia 
  • November 4, 2017: Fruit (Savor the South) with Nancie McDermott at a new location, please await details.
Chicago Foodways Roundtable: 
  • September 23, 2017German Food and German Identity on Both Sides of the Atlantic: 20th-Century Germany and Contemporary Chicago with Nadja Huthmann M.A. &  Alice Weinreb Ph.D.
  • September 26, 2017: Restaurateurs Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan (of Purple Yam Brooklyn & Manila), TUESDAY at 7:00 PM!
  • November 1, 2017Anomalies and Curiosities of Dinnerware with Margaret Carney, Ph.D. of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design. WEDNESDAY at 7:00 PM!

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

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
  • October 6, 2017: Learning Tour: Graue Mill and Naper Settlement
  • October 7, 2017: Corn symposium, 10 AM to 4 PM
  • October 8, 2017: Learning Tour: Three Farms, An Orchard and Fish Boil.
  • February 18, 2018: Annual High Tea

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

Hidden Flavors of the Philippine Kitchen

Presented by Restaurateurs Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan,
of Purple Yam, Brooklyn, NY & Manila, Philippines

There are many indigenous ingredients in the Philippines which need to be recognized as the foundation of Philippine food traditions. These indigenous ingredients represent Filipino flavor profiles which should be categorized as FOOD THAT WAS ALWAYS OURS opposed to Food that was borrowed and made our own. Continue reading

From Cacao to Craft Chocolate Stories from the past, Sustainability for the Future

Presented by Valerie Beck,
Founder, Chocolate Uplift, and Valerie’s Original Chocolate Tours

According to Chicago native Valerie Beck, “chocolate can change everything, from our mood, to the world.” So passionate is Valerie about chocolate, that after graduating from Harvard Law school, and practicing in the United States and Europe, she followed her heart and founded Chicago Chocolate Tours in 2005, to introduce chocolate lovers to small-batch chocolate shops and bakeries. Continue reading

Swedish American Museum Tour

Discussion overview with Keith Ulrich, Curator

The Swedish American Museum has been active for 40 years in the heart of Andersonville, a traditionally Swedish area on the north side of Chicago. Andersonville, the “Little Sweden” of Chicago, is one of the most concentrated areas of Swedish heritage in the United States, with Swedish roots dating back to the 19th century. Tourists visit the area continually to sample Swedish food, buy gifts, visit the Museum, and partake in traditional Swedish holidays such as Midsommar and Julmiddag. Continue reading