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.


A tasty trip through the history and lore of all manner of fried dough.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

7:00 p.m. CST

Presented via Zoom.

The event is free.

Register Here.

Upon registration, you will be sent a ZOOM meeting link. 

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"A Taste of History"

CHNI Culinary Book Discussion

Next Book:

"Home Cooking"by Laurie Colwin


March date and details forthcoming.

Click here to view past events.


 2018 ... 2019 ... 2020 ... 2021

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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Next Road Shows...

Road Shows have been

Postponed due to Covid-19

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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

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