Why are foodways important?

Foodways is the study of what people eat and why. Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political influences.



Why is recognition of diverse foodways valuable?

Preserving our past and present for the future by research, documentation and oral histories. It is culinary anthropology on the hoof, paw, root and leaf.



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“Stuffed:  A Journey of Midwest Sausage Traditions"

In celebration of the best of the wurst from Cozy dogs to Chicago Style dogs, from the Mother-In-Law Tamale dog to the smoked varieties, it's all going to be uncovered.

Saturday, September 15, 2007





Vienna Beef Ltd


Oxford University Press


Organic Valley Family of Farms


Corvus Blue LLC


Culinary Historians of Chicago


Kendall College



In Kind Donors

Dearborn Sausage Company Inc


The Eli’s Cheesecake Company


Illinois Bureau of Tourism


Leon’s Sausage Company


Organic Prairie Family of Farms


Ream’s Elburn Meat Market


The Spice House


Tony Packo’s


Tom Tom Tamales


Treasure Island


Vienna Beef Ltd



Special Acknowledgements


Anne Bramley, EatFeed.com


Mia Littlejohn, EatFeed.com


Faculty and Staff of Kendall College


LTHforum.com, a Chicago based culinary chat site


Gus Paschalis, Wiener and Still Champion of Evanston, IL