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Welcome to

Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois


Our Mission Statement: The Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois seek to understand social and cultural history through the study and celebration of food and drink.

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"Tasting the Past: Culinary Historians Archive Old Recipes, Preserve Our Culinary Heritage" 


An article about us by food historian and author Cynthia Clampit in the April 2024 issue of Newcity Magazine.


Read the full article HERE

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Next Road Shows...

Click here to view past events.


 2018 ... 2019 ... 2020

2021 ... 2022 ... 2023

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


Cookery Manuscript Form

Click here to learn about our

Historic Recipe Road Shows.

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