Chicago is famous for foods such as hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, and the fabulous neighborhood restaurants that feature food from around the world. The Chicago History Museum has many food-related items in our collection—menus, invitations to fancy dinners, cookbooks, and photographs of restaurants that all tell us the city’s food history. Families share history through their food too! Sometimes there’s a special recipe handed down from one person to another or families start their own traditions such as celebrating a birthday with a family member’s favorite dish. Today’s activity is all about your family’s favorite foods!
What do your favorite foods say about your family? Explore recipes and traditions around food and celebrate your family! Share your family’s favorite foods on social media using the hashtag #CHMatHomeFamilies