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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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Lectures

Lectures on Midwestern Foodways and Culture

 

 

Come and Get it: The Way We Ate 1830-2008
Robert Dirks, Ph.D.
Chicago Foodways Roundtable, November, 2011

 

 

Eat My Words: "Unconvering" Mennonite Women's History Through Their Cookbooks

Julie Hendricks

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance's "Learning Tour: PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FOODS AND FOODWAYS IN THE MIDWEST,"  March, 2013

 


From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Jewish Foodways
Ellen Steinberg, Ph.D.
Culinary Historians of Chicago, November, 2011

 

 

Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center

Julie Hendricks, Robert Dirks, Jane Bell, Maurice Yordy

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance's "Learning Tour: PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FOODS AND FOODWAYS IN THE MIDWEST,"  March, 2013


 

John Drury, Ace Chicago Restaurant Reporter of the 1930s
Peter Engler, Ph.D.
Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Fourth Annual Symposium “Midwest Eats! Foodways of the Great Depression,” April, 2011

 

 

Mennonite Relief Sale Tour

Julie Hendricks

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance's "Learning Tour: PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FOODS AND FOODWAYS IN THE MIDWEST,"  March, 2013


 

Mobile Food in 20th Century Chicago

Peter Engler, Ph.D.

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance's fifth annual symposium, "Road Food: Exploring the Midwest One Bite at a Time,"  April, 2012

 

 

The Road Joyfully Traveled:  Judging Family Heirloom Recipes at Midwestern State Fairs

Catherine Lambrecht

Chicago Foodways Roundtable,  September 27, 2014