Domestic Revolution: Preserving the Family Meal


If you are in the Chicago area or live in Evanston, this is a great opportunity to learn about The Community Kitchen from the perspective of an Evanston historian. I can not make the event, as I live out of state, but I am looking forward to the reaction and feedback from the event. The Evanston History Center is located in the beautiful Dawes House. Free wine and food at Whole Foods, Evanston South location before the event at 6:30 pm.
My great-grandmother was one of the co-founders and later became the sole propietor of The Community Kitchen. I am working on a historic food memoir about The Community Kitchen, which you can view samples and information about it on my blog: http://www.evanstoncommunitykitchen.wordpress.com
I hope you can make it!

The Evanston Community Kitchen

Domestic Revolution: Preserving the Family Meal

Women’s co-op: The Community Kitchen (Link to article in Evanston Now newspaper about a history talk on the Evanston Community Kitchen. See link for details).

Click on link for details of event: http://evanstonnow.com/event/education/bill-smith/2013-03-04/55018/womens-co-op-the-community-kitchen

The Community Kitchen Photo Credit: Evanston Woman's Club

“This Thursday (April 4, 2013) is “Preserving the Family Table,” a presentation covering the fascinating but mostly unknown story of the Community Kitchen.” — Evanston History Center Facebook page

“Women’s history month is year-round at EHC! Join them tonight at 7 pm to learn about the Evanston Community Kitchen, a woman-run cooperative housekeeping venture that sought to revolutionize women’s lives. Presented by Erin Hvizdak.” — Evanston History Center Facebook Page

A wine and appetizer reception catered by Whole Foods Market, Evanston South takes place at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 to the event at the Evanston History Center, located at 225 Greenwood St., Evanston, Illinois 60201, inside the beautiful Dawes House. Event is…

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I am an arts educator, writer, poet, photographer, and mama. United Arts Council Artist in the Schools and Writer-in-Residence -- I am available to conduct workshops and residencies: Memoir, Writing, Poetry, Spoken Word, Poetry Slams. Contact me for more information. Also available for freelance writing and photography. I am also working on a historic food memoir: http://evanstoncommmunitykitchen.wordpress.com

2 thoughts on “Domestic Revolution: Preserving the Family Meal

  1. Hi Meg. I love those old kitchens!
    Got your recent message. I think if I have to write proper letters again on proper paper you may only hear from me once a year! Having said that I think we’ve lost something with the birth of the email. It used to be a moment of pleasure and expectation to hold the letter of a friend or family in one’s hand and wonder what news was inside. These days I seem to always be short of time, and email has become just too convenient.
    Hoping things are good with you and 2013 is being kind.
    J xx

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