Featured Program

Wisconsin’s Historic Breweries presented by Jim Draeger

Wednesday, September 3, 7:15 pm

Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 

Back by popular demand, author Jim Draeger will cover the second half of his book, “Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Taverns and Breweries.” We heard from Jim last year about the history and culture of taverns in our state; this month he’ll explore our considerable and important history of breweries.

Jim Draeger is an architectural historian and deputy state historic preservation officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society, with more than 25 years of historic preservation experience.

Please join us 7:15 pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI


Coming to the CHEW meeting?  Why not bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Goodman Center food pantry!  The Center is giving out food as fast as it can take it in and the need has never been greater. Items needed: tuna, beans, shelf-stable milk, juice, canned fruits & vegetables, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, cereal, infant formula, baby food, diapers, soup (not tomato), rice, can openers. Financial donations also welcome.


Future Programs
Oct 1, 2014 Nic Minc, “Fast Food” in History
Nov. 5, 2014 Louis Hatchett,
author of a biography about Duncan Hines…he’ll cover how Hines changed the way American ate out
Dec. 3, 2014 TBA

Please join us 7:15 pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI



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CHEW Library - One advantage of coming to a monthly CHEW meeting is access to CHEW’s traveling library. Our collection totals almost 60 titles – ranging from the esteemed Ovens of Brittany Cookbook to Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food. We have copies of the books written by virtually every guest speaker we have had in the last ten years, e.g.,  Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin’s Settlers by Marcia Carmichael, chief gardener at Old World Wisconsin; Kathleen Kline’s People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish, andCluck: From Jungle Fowl to Chicks by Susan Troller.To peruse all the book titles on the CHEW web site, click Culinary. Even better, you have the opportunity to check out any of our books at a CHEW meeting! You can even put in an “order” for a specific book. Winter weather makes it difficult to transport all books to each meeting; therefore, we will rotate bringing half of the collection to each meeting.  Authors A – H will be brought to the February meeting and Authors I – Z will be brought to the next meeting. If you have a burning desire for a particular book, just email chewwisconsin@gmail.com and the book will be brought to the next meeting, if it hasn’t already been checked out. We are happy to provide this personal service.

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