What Happened to Horseshoes?
The Horseshoe, Springfield Illinois' signature sandwich, has been inextricably linked to its political and social life since its creation in 1928. But the 'shoes that almost inevitably are offered at Springfield's casual eating establishments are a far cry from the original. In this talk, Julianne Glatz takes a look at Horseshoe history and how it's morphed into its current form.
has been the food writer for the Illinois Times
, Springfield Illinois's alternative weekly newspaper, since 2006. Prior to writing for the Illinois Times
, Glatz earned a certificate in cooking principles at the Culinary Institute of America, owned a catering business, and taught cooking classes. Growing up on a produce farm provided Glatz with a knowledge of and appreciation for local ingredients and sparked her exploration of indigenous foods and their history both in her hometown of Springfield and in her travels.
This talk was part of the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance
's fifth annual symposium, "Road Food: Exploring the Midwest One Bite at a Time." Other events from this symposium recorded by Chicago Amplified—listed in the order they were presented—are as follows:Marked for Life: My Travels on Route 66 in '53
, with Terri RyburnState Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest
, with Catherine LambrechtMobile Food in 19th-Century Chicago
, with Peter EnglerFood Trucks: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
, with Louisa ChuWill Success Spoil Regional Food?
, with Michael SternThe Drive-In Restaurant: Before and After the Dawn of Fast Food, Food Theater
, with Mary BerginA Gopher Turned Badger Eats Hoosier, and Vice Versa: Midwestern Culinary Traditions in the Small-Town Cafe
, with Joanne StuttgenWhat Happened to Horseshoes?
, with Julianne GlatzPies on the Road
, with Shirley CherkaskyEthnographic Food Writing, or How I Ate My Way Across Wisconsin and Lived to Tell About It
, with Joanne StuttgenCulinary Tourism in the Land of Meat and Potatoes and Green Bean Casserole
, with Lucy M. LongSummer Vacations in Northern Wisconsin
, with Kelly SearsBorn to be Mild: Oral Histories and Pathways of the Midwest Supper Club
, with Dave HoekstraFarmers Markets of the Heartland, the Ultimate Road Trip
, with Janine MacLachlanOn the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
, with Clara OrbanRemarks by Marilyn Wilkinson of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing BoardFeast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art Curator-Led Tour
Recorded Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Kendall College.