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Pennsylvania Dutch Foods & Foodways in the Midwest

 

Learning Tour

 

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FOODS AND

FOODWAYS IN THE MIDWEST
The 55th Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale and

Anabaptist Culinary Traditions

 

 

March 15-16, 2013

 

Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center
Metamora, Illinois

 

55TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS MENNONITE RELIEF SALE
Interstate Center
Bloomington, Illinois

 

$40. for lectures, Amish Mennonite Repast at noon Friday and conducted tour.

 

 

Pennsylvania Dutch cooking originally developed as an accommodation of rural German traditions to the foods of the American frontier. It is a cuisine that has undergone remarkable changes. Yet over the years it has continued to find favor in the kitchens of Mennonite, Apostolic Christian, Amish and other Anabaptist communities. Our tour visits the Mennonite Heritage Center near Metamora to learn about Pennsylvania Dutch in Illinois and the foodways of the Anabaptists of West Central Illinois. We will continue on to Bloomington where we will enjoy the foods and appreciate the crafts items offered at the 55th Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale, an event that in many ways amounts to a grand celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch for a very worthy cause.

 

Reservation made by email at [email protected]  or phone at 847-432-8255, include name, address, phone number and number of reservations.  Phone or email registration constitutes paid reservation.  Note: Prompt payment will confirm reservation.  Mail check to: Greater Midwest Foodways, 280 Laurel Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035

 

By credit card: Go to http://midwestfoodwaysmarch2013.eventbrite.com  (nominal convenience charge).

 

Transportation and lodging are not provided, though we will help pair people to share rides.  We will introduce people offering rides to those who advise they need them.  This link offers information on hotels relative to their proximity to Interstate Center.

 

Itinerary

(Subject to change)

 

 

 

Friday, March 15th

 

12:00 pm —Arrive at Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center

                  675 State Route 116,  Metamora,  IL, 10 miles northeast of Peoria on
                  Highway 116 midway between Germantown Hills and Metamora.
                  It is on the south side of the highway, between Hickory Point Road and 
                  Timber Oak Drive

 

                  An Amish-Mennonite  Repast: 
                  Sweet Rolls, Pfeffernesse  &  Shoo-Fly Pie – with coffee for dunking!

 

1:00 pm Welcome —Julie Hendricks, Administrative Coordinator

 

1:15 pm Early Anabaptists in Illinois and the Evolution of Pennsylvania Dutch     
             —Robert Dirks

 

2:00 pm Our Daily Bread:  Traditional Mennonite Food & Food Customs
             —Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center Museum Gallery Staff

 

2:45 pm — Extending the Table:  A History of Mennonite Central Committee and   
                       the Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale—Maurice Yordy

 

3:30 pm —Departure for Bloomington Hotels

 

 

                        Directions to Bloomington - scroll down

 

4:30 pm Register and Settle Into Hotel

 

 

5:00 pm Dinner at 55TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS MENNONITE RELIEF SALE
             —Interstate Center
            1106 Interstate Dr, Bloomington, IL,

            just north of intersection of US 150 / W. Market Street

 

            Fried fish and barbeque chicken dinner priced at $7-8, cash only.

            Pie is $1.25 a slice, cash only. 

 


6:00 pm —Attend Auction / Browse Relief Sale and Dutch Market

                Transactions are not typically credit card, it is cash or check.

 

 

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Saturday, March 16TH

 

 

8:00 am Breakfast at 55TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS MENNONITE RELIEF SALE
              —Interstate Center

 

             Pancake and sausage breakfast, cost approximately $7. cash only.

 

9:00 am —Browse Relief Sale and Dutch Market / Attend Action

 

               

 

 

9:30 am —Tour of Relief Sale and Dutch Market —Julie Hendricks

 

10:30 am —Eat My Words:  “Uncovering” Mennonite Women’s History Through

                        Their Cookbooks —Julie Hendricks

 

                 Presented at the Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S Cottage Ave Normal, IL

 

11:30 am —Depart / Post Tour / Optional Lunch

 

                 Transactions are not typically credit card, it is cash or check.

 

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Directions to Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center,  675 State Route 116,  Metamora,  IL:

From the North:


I-55 South
Exit 197  for IL-116 toward Pontiac
Turn right onto IL-166 W/1700 N Rd/ W Reynolds St (18.6 miles)
Turn left onto IL-116 W/IL-251 S (1.0 miles)
Turn right onto IL-116 W/Co Rd 1800 N (5.9 miles)
Turn left onto IL-116 W/IL-117 S/Co Rd 2100E (14.4 miles)
Destination will be on the right at 675 Illinois 116, Metamora, IL 61548
(Estimate time from Chicago is 2.5 hours in flowing traffic)

 

 

From the South:

 

I-55 North toward Decatur/Chicago
Slight left onto I-155 N (32.0 miles)
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 74 W/Peoria and merge onto I-74 (6.1 miles)
Take exit 95 for North Main Street/US-150W/Illinois 116 W (0.2 miles)
Turn right onto IL-116 E/US-150 W/E Caterpillar Trail/N Main St. Continue to follow IL-116E (14.4 miles)
Destination will be on the left at 675 Illinois 116, Metamora, IL 61548
(Estimated time from Springfield is 90 minutes in flowing traffic.)

 

 

Directions to Interstate Center, 1106 Interstate Dr, Bloomington, IL from Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center,  675 State Route 116,  Metamora,  IL:


 

Head east on IL-116 E/W Mt. Vernon St. toward North Washington Street – Continue to follow IL-116 E (5.1 miles)
Turn Right onto IL-117 S/Co Rd 1400 E – Continue to follow IL-117 S (12.1 miles)
Turn left to merge onto I-74 E (14.5 miles)
Take exit 125 for US-150 toward Mitsubishi Motorway (0.4 miles)
Turn right onto US-150 toward Mitsubishi Motorway (3.6 miles)
Turn left onto IL-9 E/US-150/Co Rd 1400 N/West Market Street (0.7 miles)
Turn right onto Interstate Drive (0.2 miles)
(Estimate time to Bloomington is 40 minutes)

 

 

Directions to from Interstate Center, 1106 Interstate Dr, Bloomington, IL to Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S. Cottage Ave, Normal, IL Estimated time: 10 min


Head northeast on Interstate Dr toward IL-9 W/US-150 W/Co Rd 1400 N/W Market St (0.2 miles)
Take the 1st right onto IL-9 E/US-150 E/Co Rd 1400 N/W Market St
        Continue to follow IL-9 E/US-150 E/W Market St (1.3 miles)
Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr Dr  (0.9 miles)
Continue onto Martin Luther King Dr (0.5 miles)
Continue straight onto N Cottage Ave (0.3 miles)  Destination will be on the left.