Brown Bag/Local Lore “Historic Recipe Road Shows: Sharing Family Recipes”

On Thursday, July 1 at noon, join the Ellwood House and DeKalb County History Center for “Historic Recipe Road Shows: Sharing Family Recipes,” a free lecture from the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois.

Food traditions are some of our most treasured ways to evoke memories and build community. As these traditions change over time, we can look back to see how local agriculture, the introduction of new technology, and changing norms are reflected in the ways we eat.

Through traveling Historic Recipe Road Shows, the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois work with the public to “capture, record, maintain and study the culinary history of the region through historical family recipes and culinary manuscripts.”

During this one-hour presentation, Kevin Davis, Bruce Kraig, and Deb Lorentsen will share the mission of the program, highlight ways to contribute your own recipes, and provide information about an October event, “Spiral Bound: Community Cookbooks,” at the Messenger Public Library of North Aurora.

The presentation is part of Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore, the museums’ series of free monthly lectures.

Click HERE to register on Eventbrite.

For more information on the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois, visit their website at

Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore is generously supported by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.


Jul 01 2021


12:00 pm