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Culinary Historians of Chicago

By CulinaryHistory

Culinary Historians of Chicago studies the history of food and drink in human cultures. Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political influences. We encourage participation from all walks of life: from academics to home cooks, chefs to grill masters, farmers to heirloom gardeners, food scientists to students. Our programs, and those of our sister organization Chicago Foodways Roundtable, are supported by research, fieldwork and scholarship, though geared to an informed popular audience. We welcome everyone to gather at our table to share food, drink and their life’s culinary experiences. If you would like to contact us, please e-mail us at CulinaryHistorians@gmail.com

  1. 1.
    Fat Rascals: Dining at Shakespeare’s Table09/03/2020
    1:30:49
  2. 2.
    Illinois Mycological on iNaturalist08/18/2020
    1:39:01
  3. 3.
    A Path to Knowing All the Mushrooms of Illinois08/10/2020
    1:19:22
  4. 4.
    The Rule of Rum06/19/2020
    1:18:36
  5. 5.
    Chicago's Live Poultry Shops, FoodCultura - University of Chicago, Fall, 201906/01/2020
    40:57
  6. 6.
    Comparative Food Choices, FoodCultura - University of Chicago, Fall, 201906/01/2020
    39:06
  7. 7.
    16,000 years of Global Potato History05/30/2020
    1:12:52
  8. 8.
    Day of the Dead - Día de Muertos, FoodCultura - University of Chicago, Fall, 201905/29/2020
    25:04
  1. 9.
    Roeser's Bakery, FoodCultura - University of Chicago, Fall, 201905/29/2020
    22:51
  2. 10.
    Cotton Candy, FoodCultura - University of Chicago, Fall, 201905/29/2020
    6:27
  3. 11.
    Public and Private Dining, FoodCultura - University of Chicago, Fall, 201905/29/2020
    23:52
  4. 12.
    Understanding rot: from present day ecology, to fossil fungi and ancient geology04/13/2020
    1:10:39
  5. 13.
    When Potato Fields were Prisons04/11/2020
    1:10:43
  6. 14.
    Chicago’s evolving restaurant scene: How can the cherished small guy survive?02/23/2020
    1:30:24
  7. 15.
    The Legitimacy and Legacy of Chinese Food in America01/24/2020
    1:15:15
  8. 16.
    By Popular Vote: Highland Park was Dry for 104 Years01/20/2020
    38:19
  9. 17.
    The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Family12/25/2019
    1:27:34
  10. 18.
    How the Instant Pot Helped This Indian-American Forge Her Ethnic Identity12/17/2019
    1:00:24
  11. 19.
    A Culinary History of Downeast Maine12/08/2019
    1:08:48
  12. 20.
    Maggi Galaxy11/15/2019
    1:43:40
  13. 21.
    After fall from Grace, Chef and Business Partner plan the best Ever11/13/2019
    1:25:16
  14. 22.
    The Last Night on the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining & Style11/06/2019
    1:37:50
  15. 23.
    Ballots, Babes and Beer11/04/2019
    38:08
  16. 24.
    Going Dry: Pre-Prohibition Lake County11/03/2019
    35:11
  17. 25.
    Apples in the Midwestern Imagination10/21/2019
    1:01:09
  18. 26.
    Fetid Russulas in North America: What we know, What we don't10/09/2019
    1:23:26
  19. 27.
    The Dark Side of Peach History09/14/2019
    46:06
  20. 28.
    Bread Guru’s Never-Ending Quest for the Perfect Pizza09/10/2019
    1:31:16
  21. 29.
    Mushrooms and Poisoning08/28/2019
    1:14:45
  22. 30.
    Spicy Chicago Couple to Give Well-Seasoned Talk08/24/2019
    1:20:15
  23. 31.
    Civil War Camp Cooking, 2019 Armchair Tour07/16/2019
    56:56
  24. 32.
    Morel Mania: All About Morels06/15/2019
    55:56
  25. 33.
    Well of the Sea06/13/2019
    1:22:16
  26. 34.
    Midwestern Food - What is it?06/13/2019
    58:32
  27. 35.
    Mycophagy 101: Continuing On!05/13/2019
    55:32
  28. 36.
    Overrated Tradition? Why Fresh Perspective Will Save the Jewish Deli05/12/2019
    45:22
  29. 37.
    Paris à Table, circa 184605/12/2019
    1:00:08
  30. 38.
    A Classic French Chef Confronts 21st Century Technology04/14/2019
    1:23:48
  31. 39.
    Crossing into Cuba: Two Chicagoans Take Us on a Cultural and Culinary Journey03/17/2019
    1:09:36
  32. 40.
    Beholding a Grainy History: A Woman Named King is a Queen of Our Local Bread Scene03/11/2019
    1:23:44
  33. 41.
    Swedish American Museum Tour03/09/2019
    1:14:35
  34. 42.
    190223CHCIndianSen.output02/28/2019
    1:06:27
  35. 43.
    Currying Interest in Indian Cuisine From its Arrival in America to its Rise in Chicago02/28/2019
    1:06:27
  36. 44.
    75 Year Retrospective of French Restaurants in Chicago: 1924-199902/04/2019
    1:23:38
  37. 45.
    Community Cookbooks: Inspiring Twain Restaurant's Midwestern Menu01/19/2019
    1:06:19
  38. 46.
    German Food and Identity from Both Sides of the Atlantic: 20th Century Germany and Chicago Today01/06/2019
    1:28:56
  39. 47.
    Hidden Flavors of the Philippine Kitchen12/19/2018
    1:02:22
  40. 48.
    Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair, An Illinois Bicentennial Project12/11/2018
    1:19:39
  41. 49.
    Chinese BBQ Demystified11/27/2018
    1:16:50
  42. 50.
    From Wild Boar to Baconfest: Pigs in History and Popular Culture11/27/2018
    1:24:23
  43. 51.
    Chicago Fire: How the Windy City Carved its Niche in BBQ History11/26/2018
    48:34
  44. 52.
    Why Chicago is Pizza City, USA10/27/2018
    43:13
  45. 53.
    Cacao Catharsis: Spreading Joy Through Chocolates10/07/2018
    1:25:24
  46. 54.
    High and Dry on the North Shore09/21/2018
    55:51
  47. 55.
    Chicago's Meaty History: From Our Stockyards to Our Steakhouses09/17/2018
    1:22:38
  48. 56.
    How Chicago Became a National Food Shrine: A Master Chef Dishes on Our Delicious History08/21/2018
    1:41:17
  49. 57.
    Laminations be praised! How Croissants came to be, and other crusty tales08/15/2018
    53:24
  50. 58.
    From Cacao to Craft Chocolate Stories from the Past, Sustainability for the Future07/16/2018
    1:18:44
  51. 59.
    Old Husbands Tales: Barbecue Myths That Deserve To Die07/15/2018
    1:13:22
  52. 60.
    Big Scoop! Ice Cream Maven Gives Chilling Tale07/15/2018
    1:09:39
  53. 61.
    Anomalies and Curiosities of Dinnerware07/09/2018
    1:03:11
  54. 62.
    Chicago Food Encyclopedia06/22/2018
    1:05:48
  55. 63.
    The South's Fruity History06/19/2018
    1:04:23
  56. 64.
    The Mind of a Chef and the Secret of Lettuce06/18/2018
    1:21:57
  57. 65.
    Fooditor. Eat Chicago. Drink Chicago. Read Chicago06/03/2018
    1:14:43
  58. 66.
    Risotto and Beyond: The Heartfelt History of Italian Rice06/03/2018
    1:38:49
  59. 67.
    Whoever Said the English Can't Cook? Cookbooks from 1300 to 1700 Prove Otherwise!06/01/2018
    1:08:34
  60. 68.
    International Inspirations - Culinary Lessons Learned from the Road05/29/2018
    1:34:47
  61. 69.
    Morel Tales: Culture of Mushrooming05/16/2018
    1:16:45

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