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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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Save the Date.....

"Destination Heartland History"

Thursday, March 23 7:00 p.m.

DuPage County Historical Museum

Learn more and register at:

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Click here to view past events.


 2018 ... 2019 ... 2020

2021 ... 2022

Culinary Book Discussions

Click here for

Next Road Shows...

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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

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