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Event: Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair, an Illinois Bicentennial Project

Jan
21

Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair, an Illinois Bicentennial Project

The Highland Park Historical Society presents ‘Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair, an Illinois Bicentennial Project,” by Catherine Lambrecht on Monday, January 21st at 7:00 PM at the Highland Park Public Library.

Come join us as the Highland Park Historical Societys’ own Catherine Lambrecht dishes on her book, Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair, an Illinois Bicentennial Project. The book is based on Cathy’s work through The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance, and was also inspired by her own family’s heirloom recipes.

Since 2009, Greater Midwest Foodways has sponsored and judged Family Heirloom Recipes contests in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Cathy has compiled many of the winning recipes from 1950 or earlier, along with their histories, in what many are already considering a landmark book.

“If nothing else, should this book inspire you to document a family favorite recipe to share with loved ones, then we have accomplished our mission,” Cathy says.

Catherine Lambrecht is public program director with the Highland Park Historical Society. Cathy is the very definition of over-the-top busy. Cathy does programs for Chicago Foodways Roundtable of Culinary Historians of Chicago, and also heads the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance on the Food and Culture of the American Midwest. In addition, she is a program director with the Illinois Mycological Association.

‘Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair, an Illinois Bicentennial Project,” will be at Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois.  For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or  [email protected]  Admission is free.