The Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois seek to understand social and cultural history through the study and
celebration of food and drink.
Introducing the CHNI (Virtual) Culinary Book Club
As we are all at home more, the time seems right to explore and discuss the many varied aspects of the culinary book world. We at the Culinary historians of Northern Illinois are busy compiling a list of books on culinary culture and history, culinary memoirs and biographies, food and ingredients, and some books just for fun.
Happy Birthday, Julia!
Julia Child would have been 108 years old on August 15. In her honor our first book choice is “My Life in France” written by Julia with her grandnephew Alex Prud’homme. It is one of two books that were the inspiration for the Meryl Streep movie, Julie &Julia.
A founding goal of CHNI is the
whose intent is to capture, record, maintain and study the culinary history of the region through historical family recipes and culinary manuscripts.
Click here to learn about our
Click here to submit recipes for the Cookery Manuscript Project and the Historic Recipe Road Show