"A Supper Club Evening"

June 28, 2020

Dinner and presentation

by Dave Hoekstra author of

"The Supper Club Book"

Raymes Steak and Fish House

Lisle, Illinois

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 due to Covid-19

Welcome To  
Culinary Historians
Northern Illinois

The Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois seek to understand social and cultural history through the study and 

celebration of food and drink.

"St. James Farm: A DuPage Gem"

March 26, 2020 7:00 p.m.

DuPage County Historical Museum

Wheaton, Illinois

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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.

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Next Road Shows...

Niles Library Saturday April 18th 9am to Noon

Riverside Library Saturday April 25th 9a-Noon

Postponed due to Covid-19

A founding goal of CHNI is the

Cookery Manuscript Project 

whose intent is to capture, record, maintain and study the culinary history of the region through historical family recipes and culinary manuscripts.

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Historic Recipe Road Shows.

Click here to submit recipes for the Cookery Manuscript Project and the Historic Recipe Road Show

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