Discover Culinary Curiosity
October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 | First Floor
Discover the delectable offerings of Culinary Curiosity, a collaborative exhibition that celebrates the preparing and sharing of food across time and cultures. This extraordinary collection is on public view for the first time outside its original home at Chicago’s Kendall College. The more than 250 rare cooking tools, utensils and gadgets are on display across four area libraries.
At Arlington Heights Memorial Library, view more than 50 culinary artifacts and two historic stoves. Marvel at the technical innovations in the world of food and cooking implements. Themes include Hearth to Cookstove, A Tasting Menu, Appetizers and Amuse-Bouches.
Continue your exploration of Culinary Curiosity at Aurora Public Library, Gail Borden Public Library District and Schaumburg Township District Library. Each library features a uniquely-themed part of the collection. Visit some or all of the library exhibits and collect stamps at each location for a chance to win culinary-themed prizes.
Culinary Curiosity, made possible by the Kendall College Trust, is presented with the generous support of the Friends of the Library at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Items in the exhibit are from the personal collection of food industry veterans Mel and Janet Mickevic.