Coming Soon
The Book

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Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance’s Annual Tea Party

Highland Park Community House
Sunday, February 24, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 pm
Doors Open at 12:00 pm

Heirloom Recipe Competition, 2018
at these State Fairs:
Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio

A Patch of the Midwestern Quilt
An occasional series about ethnic cultures 
who call the American Midwest home

Chinese Barbecue Demystified

Presented by
The Cheng Family of Sun Wah BBQ
A James Beard American Classic

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Learning Tour

Organic Wheat Farming
From Field to Mill

July 22, 2018

The Mill at Janie’s Farm Organics

Heirloom Recipe Competition 2016

at these State Fairs:

Indiana: August 11 at 3:00 pm – Live judging!

Illinois: Histories and recipes!

Missouri: Histories and recipes!
Minnesota: Closed Judging, sorry!
Kansas: September 11 at 1:00 pm – Live Judging!

Taste of Chicago

with WBEZ’s Tony Sarabia

July 8, 2016

A list of food offerings to check out

beyond Taste of Chicago

Heirloom Recipe Competition, 2015

Family Favorites Never Served to Guests (or whatever you like)


Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota



How Corn Changed Itself and then


Changed Everything Else

By: Cynthia Clampitt

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 10 AM

Kendall College School of Culinary Arts


American Midwest Foodways Scholar's Grant

The Impact of American Indian Boarding School Education on

Great Lakes Indigenous Foodways:

A Case Study of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation

By: Amelia V. Katanski

$3000 Recipient of an

American Midwest Foodways Scholar’s Grant

January 31, 2015 at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts



The Road Joyfully Travelled:

Judging Family Heirloom Recipes at Midwestern State Fairs

Presented by Catherine Lambrecht

Recorded live September 27, 2014 at

Kendall College School for Culinary Art


Heirloom Recipe Competition, 2014

Picnics and Family Reunion Celebrations

 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri,

South Dakota, Wisconsin

American Midwest Foodways Scholar's Grant

Grant Recipients Announced

Learning Tour!

The 55th Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale and
Anabaptist Culinary Traditions

March 15-16, 2013  (Podcasts)

Road Food: Exploring the Midwest

One Bite at a Time

Michael Stern

Keynote speaker Michael Stern of RoadFood.com on, “Will Success Spoil Regional Food?”

Road Trip!

From Bloomington to Lincoln, IL

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Watermelon Statue in Lincoln, IL

Watermelon Statue in Lincoln, IL (image by Peter Engler)

Come and Get It!  The way we ate, 1830-1980

By Julianne Glatz, Illinois Times, June 9, 2011

Everywhere you go is an adventure, if you keep your mind wide open and look.  This day trip to Central Illinois will reveal character, history and ingenuity in the flat lands.  More information is available here.

Midwest Eats!
Foodways of the Great Depression

8-cent Relief Dinner circa 1938

8-cent Menu at Relief Dinner circa 1938 (Image by Peter Engler)

Crown of Frankfurters

Crown of Frankfurters (image by Catherine Lambrecht) Recipe and assembly instructions

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