Follow blues scholar Scott Barretta along Highway 61. Dish Chicago culinary history with Bruce Kraig, the Horace of hot dogs. Feast at West Town Tavern as Susan Goss pays homage to Edna Stewart and other old guard Chicago soul cooks. Take a bite out of a Mother-In-Law. Get the blues with Jimmy Burns at The Hideout. Shop the Maxwell Street Market. Wolf a catfish sandwich. Get in the swim at an aquarium barbecue pit. And more. Lots more. This is the journey of Camp Chicago.
Camp Chicago is an SFA day camp, held in concert with Living Blues magazine's symposium, Blues and the Spirit: A Symposium on the Legacy of Blues and Gospel Music. Coconspirators also include the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance and the LTH Forum.
Brought to you by the Southern Foodways Alliance; The Southern Foodways Alliance documents and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the American South. We set a common table where black and white, rich and poor -- all who gather-- may consider our history and our future in a spirit of reconciliation.
Recorded Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Robert Morris College Institute of Culinary Arts.