oscar wildeI hate people who are not serious about their meals. — Oscar Wilde

Our next regular meeting will be on Sunday, April 19, 20154:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue, Ann Arbor  MI  48104

chestnutsDid you know that with a combination of nature, entrepreneurial farming and some help from Michigan State University, Michigan has become a national leader in growing chestnuts and is harvesting more than 100,000 pounds a year?  Learn all about “The Amazing Chestnut:  The Grain That Grows on Trees” at our April meeting.  Roger Blackwell and Dennis Fulbright will present the importance of the chestnut throughout the world, the resurgence of chestnuts in the U.S., especially Michigan, and the importance of growing and eating this versatile nut.  Dr. Fulbright is professor of Plant Pathology at Michigan State University and is the University’s adviser to the the Michigan Nut Growers Association, the Midwest Nut Producers Council and Chestnut Growers, Inc.  Roger Blackwell is president of Chestnut Growers, Inc., a cooperative of 29 growers across the state.

 Join Us – Or Renew Your Membership Now

Our membership year runs from September to September, so now is the perfect time to join CHAA or renew your membership.  You can print out the membership form here.  Current members, please note: you must renew by October 31 if you wish to remain on the mailing list.

The Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA), founded in 1983 by Jan Longone and friends, is an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy.

The mission of thKitchen scenee group is to promote the study of culinary history through regular programs open to members and guests, through the quarterly publication Repast, and through exchanges of information with other such organizations.

Monthly meetings of the CHAA are held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from September through May from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (unless otherwise announced).

Membership in CHAA is open to anyone interested in culinary history. Dues

From "To Market, To Market," 1994, Junior League of Owensboro, KY, Inc.

From “To Market, To Market,” 1994, Junior League of Owensboro, KY, Inc.

are $25.00 for an individual or couple and include a subscription to Repast. The membership year is from September to September. For those who cannot attend meetings, a yearly subscription to Repast is $20.00.

Repast is the official quarterly publication of CHAA. Besides announcements of future meetings and reports of past meetings, it also contains feature articles, book reviews, a calendar of upcoming events of culinary interest, and special events. For information about contributing articles, placing information, announcements, or other regular features, contact the Editor.

Contact Us

Co-Chairs, M. Joanne Nesbit and Judy Steeh

Program Chair, Laura Gillis

Treasurer, Dan Longone
1207 W. Madison, Ann Arbor, MI  48103

Repast Editor, Randy Schwartz
1044 Greenhills Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Mailing List, Marionette Cano

Founder and Honorary President, Jan Longone


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