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.




"What Abe Ate"

February 12, 2020

6:30 to 7:30

Prairie Path Books

Wheaton, Illinois

Details to come


"St. James Farm: A DuPage Gem"

March 26, 2020

DuPage County Historical Museum

Wheaton, Illinois

Details to come

"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

Details to come

Next Road Show...

No Road Shows are currently scheduled

Click here to view past events.

2016/2017 ... 2018 ... 2019

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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"Home Grown: Garden to Table"

October 24, 2019

DuPage County Historical Museum

Wheaton, Illinois