Michael Killmer presents the history of Templeton rye, which was made privately for decades. It produced its first legal bottle in 2006.
Killmer, Brand Manager of Templeton Rye, spent many years in the hospitality industry before and after attending Iowa State University. If you’ve ever been poured a sample of “The Good Stuff,” Killmer was probably the one tipping the bottle.
This event was recorded as part of the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Fourth Annual Symposium “Midwest Eats! Foodways of the Great Depression,” which focuses on the Great Depression’s impact on our culinary traditions. Other events from this symposium recorded by Chicago Amplified—listed in the order they were presented—are as follows:
Midwest Eats! Foodways of the Great Depression
Nightclubs and Bread Lines: Depression Era Foodways On Film
Templeton Rye of Iowa: Its History During and Just After the Prohibition
This Land is Whose land?
John Drury, Ace Chicago Restaurant Reporter of the 1930s
Community Canning in the Depression: A Case Study
Co-Eds at the Co-op: Student Depression-Era Foodways at Old Normal
Greater Midwest Foodways Heirloom Recipe Competition
No Longer does the Holiday Table Groan Under the Weight of Food
Steaks and Shakes and the Great Depression
Beer Production after Prohibition: Setting the Stage for the Rise of the Mega-breweries
The American (Bad) Dream: Soup Kitchens and European Immigrants in Chicago in the 1930s
Chicago’s Maxwell Street
Recorded Friday, April 29, 2011 at Kendall College.