2013 ILLINOIS - MARCH 2013
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2014)
March 3-5, 2013 BakingTech 2013 Annual Conference - Chicago, Illinois
Plant the Seed: Knowledge, Opportunity & Growth. Join us for the 'Best Week in Baking.' Network with the best. Visit all major suppliers. Learn from the professionals. The annual technical conference for the American Society of Baking will feature speakers and technical sessions with industry experts sharing their knowledge, ideas and experience.
March 4-8, 2013 National School Breakfast Week 2013 - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children. Each year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) helps schools to celebrate NSBW with a fun theme – this year it is School Breakfast--Go For The Gold.
March 15-16, 2013 55th Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale & Anabaptist Culinary Traditions
Pennsylvania Dutch cooking originally developed as an accommodation of rural German traditions to the foods of the American frontier. It is a cuisine that has undergone remarkable changes. Yet over the years it has continued to find favor in the kitchens of Mennonite, Apostolic Christian, Amish and other Anabaptist communities. Our tour visits the Mennonite Heritage Center near Metamora to learn about Pennsylvania Dutch in Illinois and the foodways of the Anabaptists of West Central Illinois. We will continue on to Bloomington where we will enjoy the foods and appreciate the crafts items offered at the 55th Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale, an event that in many ways amounts to a grand celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch for a very worthy cause.
March 19, 2013 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
March 26, 2013 WhiskyFest Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
WhiskyFest is the longest running whisky festival in the country and is held in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York. WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 250 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky makers at their booths to learn first-hand how the whiskies are made. Take some time to enjoy the never-ending gourmet buffet.