Culinary Historians of Chicago presents
Talking Turkey (The country, that is)
Introduction to the Dining Culture
Of the Ottoman Empire
Culinary Historian, Author and Cooking Teacher
Saturday, April 11, 2009
10 a.m. to Noon
Chicago History Museum
1600 N. Clark St.
Join us as we travel back to the 16th Century when one of the greatest rulers in history, Suleyman the Magnificent ruled the Ottoman empire from the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Our “culinary tour leader” Channon Mondoux will regale us with the observations of visitors from that period and reveal the palace’s ancient recipes and kitchen setup. Ms. Mondoux will also narrate how an elaborate palace dinner was presented.
A native of Canada, Ms. Mondoux has studied historical cuisine and produced lavish historical banquets across Canada and the U.S. She is the founder of Renaissance Cuisine, a personal chef service, and has published many free-lance food articles. Her latest work, ”Celebration at the Sarayi,” is an e-cookbook featuring recipes from 16th century Istanbul. CDs can be purchased at our meeting, or online from her website (http://www.rencuisine.com).
Cost of the lecture program is $5, $3 for students and members, and no charge for CHC members.
To reserve, please call Barbara Olson at (708) 788-0338 or e-mail your reservation to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ChicaGourmets reception and luncheon with Channon Mondoux will follow at 12:30 at Turquoise, Chicago’s acclaimed Turkish restaurant, 2147 W. Roscoe. Cost is $42, inclusive, for members of ChicaGourmets/Culinary Historians and $52 for nonmembers. For information, or to register, call 708-383-7543, or go to http://www.ChicaGourmets.org.