CHEW programs include presentations by speakers, lively discussions, foodie quiz contests, and delicious demonstrations. Past speakers, through their research, have brought us such eclectic topics as the history of the birthday cake, the origins of Door County fish boils, the saga of corn, Native American fish foodways, food pyramid debates, and traditional Serbian cookery.
January 7, 2015 – “Danish Food Traditions”, presented by Orange Schroeder, co-owner of Orange Tree Imports in Madison. Delicious food samples will be included and Orange will also be signing copies of her book, Eat Smart in Denmark (Ginkgo Press).
February 4 – “The Road Joyfully Traveled: Judging Family Heirloom Recipes at Midwestern State Fairs,” presented by Catherine Lambrecht. Since 2009, Greater Midwest Foodways has sponsored and judged Family Heirloom Recipes contests in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Catherine Lambrecht, program chair for the Chicago Foodways Roundtable, a member of Culinary Historians of Chicago, and a founder with Bruce Kraig of the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance., explores the history of Midwestern foodways and their stalwart contribution to American culture.
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.