Cookery Manuscript Project

Share your family recipes

Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois (CHNI) is looking for handwritten recipes at least 50 years old from the American Midwest. CHNI will record your historic recipes and related family culinary memories. Meet with an historic recipe expert who will tell you more about your family recipes. CHNI will digitally preserve your contribution for their growing archives as a way to study Illinois cultural, political and social history.

Historic Recipe Roadshow

Saturday, May 11 from 9 am to noon
Please register for a 30-minute appointment at 630-868-7520 or email: askref@wheatonlibrary.org
Bring the completed form and your recipe
Can’t make the date? Culinary submissions may be made online
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A to Z World Food

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