Why are foodways important?

Foodways is the study of what people eat and why. Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political influences.



Why is recognition of diverse foodways valuable?

Preserving our past and present for the future by research, documentation and oral histories. It is culinary anthropology on the hoof, paw, root and leaf.



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For best prices at Chicago area hotels, check Priceline.com
Note: It is estimated, taxes run about 20% over hotel price and parking is not always free.

$99 Embassy Suites  
$80 Fairfield Inn Downtown
$66 Best Western Grant Park   
$75 Four Points by Sheraton – Mag Mile (Michigan Avenue)



International Hostel, 312-360-0300, www.hostelworld.com
Membership $28 annual and $18 Senior 55+

Hostelling International Chicago (Next to Roosevelt University), 24 Congress Parkway, Chicago (312) 360-0300 www.hichicago.org  $28 dorms
Chicago Getaway Hostel (north of Fullerton Avenue), 616 West Arlington Place, Chicago (773) 929-5380 
www.getawayhostel.com $27 dorm, $33.75 Private
The Parthenon Hostel, 310 South Halsted, Chicago (312)726-2407 (Closest to Kendall Culinary College), $27 Dorm, $28 Private 




Chicago Northwest Tourism Bureau - suburban hotels, go to www.chicagonorthwest.com,  Call 1-800-847-4849 and ask for hotel discount coupons, which may or may  not be available)


Hotels near Woodfield Mall and O’Hare Airport, do not charge for parking

Bus service - Coming by train?  Go to www.transitchicago.com

Chicago Tourism Bureau - Other travel information can be found at www.choosechicago.com.