Featured Program

Coming Up Next:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Annual CHEW Members-Only Potluck. 6 pm. Private location. Madison, WI. Theme: Herbs in History. Join CHEW today to attend this special event. See membership info below.

Please join us for CHEW meetings at 7:15 pm  on the first Wednesday of the month (except August). Unless otherwise noted, they are held at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI. CHEW meetings are free and open to the public, and feature invited speakers, lively discussions, food demonstrations and more. Scroll down for info about meetings, membership, the newsletter and the CHEW library.

Future Programs

No meeting in August. See you in September!

Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 7:15 pm. “Foodways on Three Continents,” presented by UW Madison professors Laurie Beth Clark and Michael Peterson.

Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 7:15 pm. “The Life and Times of Carson Gulley,” presented by University of Wisconsin professor Scott Seyforth.

Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 7:15 p.m. “Back to the Land. Again,” presented by James Beard Award winner and founder of L’Etoile Restaurant Odessa Piper.

Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:15 pm. “The History of Women in American Agriculture,” presented by author, farmer, activist and innkeeper Lisa Kivirist.


Membership –  For info about why and how to join CHEW, click here.

Newsletter – To receive our email newsletter, send us a note at chewwisconsin@gmail.com

Meeting Place and Time – Click here. Location can vary, please check the monthly meeting details (above).

If you’re coming to the meeting, why not bring some nonperishable food items to donate to the Goodman Community Center food pantry! Financial donations also welcome.

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. To peruse all the book titles in our library, click Culinary. You can put in an “order” for a specific book by emailing chewwisconsin@gmail.com.  The book will be brought to the next meeting (if it hasn’t already been checked out). Several titles will also be featured at each meeting–you’ll hear a short review and will have the opportunity to check one of the featured titles out for a month.