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Explore the cooking of Pennsylvania Dutch in Illinois


Heads up, foodies! Here’s an opportunity for a special culinary tour. On Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance explores Pennsylvania Dutch cooking in the kitchens of Mennonite, Apostolic Christian, Amish and other Anabaptist communities with a tour to the Mennonite Heritage Center near Metamora, Ill., and to Bloomington, Ill., to check out the foods and crafts items offered at the 55th Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale.

Including Mennonite sweets upon arrival on Friday, lectures and conducted tour, the two-day outing costs $40 per person. Transportation and lodging are not included. Reserve made by email at or phone at (847) 432-8255 with your name, address, phone number and number of reservations, and confirm reservation by payment online or by mailing your check to Greater Midwest Foodways, 280 Laurel Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035.