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Letter from the President

July, 2021

Hello, CHNI members and friends!

The past year and a half has been difficult but in the midst of the challenges we have all confronted, CHNI has attempted to provide members with programs that you could enjoy and benefit from.  Here is a recap of the programs.


February, 2020             What Abe Ate


March, 2020                 History of St. James Farm


August, 2020                Culinary Book Club featuring Julia Child’s “My Life in France”


November, 2020          Food for the Ancestors: Day of the Dead 


January, 2021               Sweet Greeks


June, 2021                    A Supper Club Evening at Raymes Steak and Fish House


July, 2021                     Free Lecture – Historic Recipe Road Shows: Sharing Family Recipes 


Looking at the remainder of 2021, here are the programs we will be offering.                                                     


August, 2021                When Sitting Bull Came To Dinner … An Immigrant Homesteader’s Experience


October, 2021              Spiral Bound: Sharing Recipes the Community Way


Ongoing                       Recipe Road Shows


Information on the last two items is on, or will be on, our website in the near future.  Please check our website or Eventbrite for details.


We’d like to thank you for your continued membership and support.  We are looking forward to having you join us in person for our future events.


Gerry Rounds, President

Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois


Mission of the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois:

Seek to understand social and cultural history through the study and celebration of food and drink. historians

We are also registered for charitable donations with Amazon Smile.  


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