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.

We are a 501(c)(3) educational charity, staffed by volunteers 

CHNI is incorporated NFP (Not for Profit) in Illinois.

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There is no charge for this event but please

Register Here


RSVP at rhcua@niu.edu


call 815-753-9392

by October 17, 2022

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Christmas Decoration

Save the Date...

Christmas Crafting from Grandma's Kitchen

November 12, 2022

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Help support our programs and projects.

We are registered for charitable donations from Amazon on  Amazon Smile. Simply go to Amazon Smile when you order, chose our organization, and Amazon will automatically credit us with a DONATION AT NO COST TO YOU.

Thank You!

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 2018 ... 2019 ... 2020

2021 ... 2022

Culinary Book Discussions

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The Cookery

 Manuscript Project


Historic Recipe Road Shows

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.

Click here to learn about our

Historic Recipe Road Shows.

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

Next Road Shows...

Road Shows have been

Postponed due to Covid-19