Nov. 7, 2015: Chicago – Chicago History Museum

Darra will be giving a talk on Nordic food sponsored by the Culinary Historians of Chicago and the Chicago Foodways Roundtable. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., including a book signing. There is a $3 entrance fee, and the event is at 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois.

Darra will discuss her new cookbook, Fire & Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking, in the context of the far north, where the exigencies of geography and climate have taught people to live from the land rather than merely on it. Her talk will explore the Nordic region’s rich culinary and cultural traditions, highlighting the commonalities among Danes, Finns, Norwegians, and Swedes while showing the ways in which history’s arc and political alliances ultimately created distinctive cuisines.

Learn more here.