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Pennsylvania Dutch Foods & Foodways in the Midwest

Learning Tour

 

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FOODS AND

FOODWAYS IN THE MIDWEST
The 55th Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale and

Anabaptist Culinary Traditions

 

 

March 15-16, 2013

 

Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center
Metamora, Illinois

 

55TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS MENNONITE RELIEF SALE
Interstate Center
Bloomington, Illinois

 

$40. for lectures, Amish Mennonite Repast at noon Friday and conducted tour.

 

 

Pennsylvania Dutch cooking originally developed as an accommodation of rural German traditions to the foods of the American frontier. It is a cuisine that has undergone remarkable changes. Yet over the years it has continued to find favor in the kitchens of Mennonite, Apostolic Christian, Amish and other Anabaptist communities. Our tour visits the Mennonite Heritage Center near Metamora to learn about Pennsylvania Dutch in Illinois and the foodways of the Anabaptists of West Central Illinois. We will continue on to Bloomington where we will enjoy the foods and appreciate the crafts items offered at the 55th Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale, an event that in many ways amounts to a grand celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch for a very worthy cause.

 

Itinerary

(Subject to change)

 

Friday, March 15th

 

Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center - PODCAST

Welcome —Julie Hendricks, Administrative Coordinator

 

Early Anabaptists in Illinois and the Evolution of Pennsylvania Dutch      
—Robert Dirks

 

Our Daily Bread:  Traditional Mennonite Food & Food Customs
—Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center Museum Gallery Staff

 

Extending the Table:  A History of Mennonite Central Committee and the Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale—Maurice Yordy

 

 

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Saturday, March 16TH

 

 

55TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS MENNONITE RELIEF SALE @ Interstate Center, Bloomington, IL

 

Tour of Relief Sale and Dutch Market —Julie Hendricks - PODCAST

 


 

Eat My Words:  “Uncovering” Mennonite Women’s History Through Their Cookbooks —Julie Hendricks

 

Presented at the Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S Cottage Ave Normal, IL