Here are Three Easy Ways To Join CHEW:

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  1. See Treasurer Char Thompson at the next meeting  to renew or become a member.
  2. Send a check made out to CHEW. Mail your check along with your name, email address, postal address, and phone number, to: CHEW c/o Char Thompson, 2716 Gregory Street, Madison WI, 53711.
  3. Use PayPal to join. Select membership option below then click “Buy Now.”

    Membership Options

Why Join CHEW? Lots of Reasons!

  •    Culinary history lectures/programs for a full year;
  •    Camaraderie and fellowship with other food history fans;
  •    Invitation to annual potluck and other special events;
  •    First access to, and discounts, on field trips;
  •    Affiliation with the venerable Wisconsin Historical Society;
  •    Regular access to CHEW’s lending library;
  •    Knowledge that one is supporting food history education and making this fine organization possible;
  •    Glory that will rain down upon you.

CHEW membership rates are still $25 for single or dual membership; $20/students; $50/institutions. Larger amounts (a.k.a. donations) are welcome, too!

Membership is highly encouraged and open to everyone. We welcome those interested in attending our meetings, and anyone who would like to sit in on a meeting or two first before deciding to join. Membership takes effect on the date of the receipt of membership dues. Dual memberships are entitled to a single vote for organization business. Membership spans from January to January.

If you have additional questions about membership, please send an email to