Program Schedule

CHAA Program for the September 2018 through May 2019 season. Watch this page for updates.

Please join us for an enlightening and entertaining series of talks.  Light refreshments will be served after each program…of course!

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library – Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway (east of Stone School Road), Ann Arbor, MI 48108 
Long, Cold and Slow: Bringing Bread to Life or Raising the Bread 
Most people thin of sourdough as a “flavor” of bread — as in, would you like rye, sourdough, or wheat with that? Or as sorcery — a huddled baker conjuring loaves from a burbling container of living micro beasts. Yet sourdough is both and neither. In its most basic definition, sourdough is simply the method of leavening and indicates how a bread is made. Stephanie Ariganello and Jeremiah Kouhia of the Mother Loaf Breads bakery in Milan will briefly explore the long and crunchy history of sourdough and the basics of how they make their long, cold, slow fermentation loaves. They’ll also dive into the most important aspect of producing sourdough breads: why.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library – Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway (east of Stone School Road), Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Well of the Sea
Margaret Carney, a member of the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor and director and curator of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design will present  “Well of the Sea,” all about the acclaimed seafood restaurant located in Chicago’s Hotel Sherman between 1948-1972.  Why was dining there so memorable?  Culinary historians may be captivated by the menu — bouillabaisse, rijstafel of seafood, cafe disable, and flaming rum punch.; Mid-Century Modern art connoisseurs have fixated on the abstract undersea murals designed by Richard Koppe; while dinnerware collectors can not own too many place settings of the sturdy Shenango China restaurant quality dishes with abstract fish motifs.  Cuisine, recipes, restaurant reviews, menus, distinct dinnerware, architecture and interior design will all be presented. Why did Bogey and Bacall attend the funeral of the hotelier and restaurateur who made his idea of the Well of the Sea a reality? Were the ultraviolet lights, which enhanced the sensation of dining under water, really beneficial to one’s health? It’s your best opportunity  get the true flavor of the Well of the Sea and then wish  you could go back in time and dine there.

 

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library – Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway (east of Stone School Road), Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Curating the Ultimate Cheese Board for your Holiday Parties.  Along with a festive cocktail, a beautiful cheese board is the best part of any holiday gathering. Cheese expert Michael Donnelly of Whole Foods – Ann Arbor walks us through the thoughtful consideration of cheese, of course, and all the embellishments — fruits, spreads, nuts, olives, charcuterie, bread, crackers — that make a cheese board the center of deliciousness and fun for all in attendance. Who needs an entree when a satisfying cheese board fulfills so many desires? And yes, there will be tastings.

December Themed Meal for CHAA members and friends.

Sunday, January 20, 20193:00 – 5:00 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library – Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway (east of Stone School Road), Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Program to be announced.

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library – Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway (east of Stone School Road), Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Program to be announced.

Sunday, March 17, 2019,  3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library – Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway (east of Stone School Road), Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Program to be announced.

Sunday, April 14, 2019,  3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library – Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway (east of Stone School Road), Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Program to be announced.

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library – Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway (east of Stone School Road), Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Program to be announced.

 

 

 

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