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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Road Food: Exploring the Midwest

One Bite at a Time




Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts, Chicago, Illinois


April 27, 28 & 29, 2012



Our fifth symposium examines culture and food on the road. This symposium includes lectures, audience participation, food samplings, silent auction, book signings and tours.




$85 for Friday, April 27th (food truck meal not included) and Saturday April 28th: Road Food Symposium (light breakfast, lunch plus wine & cheese tasting).  Program information

Sunday, April 29th:

$20 for Sunday breakfast at Lou Mitchell's Restaurant


$10 for Maxwell St. Tour. Food purchased separately.


$10 for Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art.


Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) will be available.





Charter members will receive a 10% discount when they arrive to the symposium.  Please join today.

To pay by credit card, go to BrownPaperTickets.com or or 1-800-838-3006, which charges a nominal convenience fee.
To pay by check, then download, print and complete this registration application.



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