Chicago Food Encyclopedia

Date(s) - 04/05/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Newberry Library

Hosted by
Newberry Library

Chicago Food Encyclopedia

Thu, April 5, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Pizza. Alinea. Wrigley Spearmint. Soul food. Rick Bayless. Hot Dogs. Koreatown. Everest. All served up A-Z, and all part of the ultimate reference on Chicago and its food.

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a far-ranging portrait of an American culinary paradise. Hundreds of entries deliver all of the visionary restaurateurs, Michelin superstars, beloved haunts, and food companies of today and yesterday. More than one hundred sumptuous images include thirty full-color photographs that transport readers to dining rooms and food stands across the city. Throughout, a roster of writers, scholars, and industry experts pays tribute to an expansive—and still expanding—food history that not only helped build Chicago but fed a growing nation.

Join us to hear co-editors Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen in conversation with Bill Daley, Chicago Tribune food writer and a contributor to the Encyclopedia.

Carol Mighton Haddix is the former food editor of the Chicago Tribune, Bruce Kraig is professor emeritus in history and the humanities at Roosevelt University, and Colleen Taylor Sen is a food and travel journalist and food historian.

After the talk, our speakers will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.