Here at ILLUMINE, we love good food and real food. We have featured restaurants and recipes that inspire readers to eat whole foods. ILLUMINE is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Good Food Festival in Chicago, March 13-15 at the UIC Forum.
Saturday has a chock full schedule to enjoy. The Good Food Festival gathers farmers and chefs, restaurant owners and food lovers, curious citizens and experts in the field. You can learn who’s doing it right and how to do-it-yourself. Here are things we are looking forward to:
Learn from the experts in their fields:
Master Class Saturday @9am: Best selling author Michael Ruhlman and chef/charcuterie professor Brian Polcyn will break down a whole hog from Gunthorp Farms, and demonstrate techniques from their books, Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing (2005), and Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing (2012).
Master Class Saturday @2pm: Join Brandon Wright from Chicago Brew Werks and Bob Benenson from WBEZ for a Good Food Master Class on homebrewing! He’ll demystify the subject and you’ll come away with all the knowledge and confidence you need to try your hand at hombrewing yourself! See just how easy it is to brew your own beer at home!
And you can learn to Grow Your Own Garden:
11:00am-12:15pm Organic Vegetable Gardening for the Backyard Farmer
!2:30pm-1:45pm Growing a Community Garden
2-3:15pm Preserving Biodiversity: Practical Strategies for Home Gardeners
3:30-4:45pm So You Want to be a Farmer?
See Chefs at Play:
10:30-11:30am Rick Bayless of Xoco, Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Frontera Fresca
11:45am-12:45pm Paul Virant of Perennial Virant, Vie
1:00-1:45pm Erling Wu-Bower of Nico Osteria
2:15-3pm Jason Vincent of Nightwood
Good Food for Thought Speakers:
Ancient Grains with
Fred Kirschenmann, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Learn about how farmers and chefs are working to preserve biodiversity, and how you can support this growing movement to reclaim the staples of our food system!