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Adventures for intelligent foodies.

Join us for exciting culinary and literary adventures here in Chicago and around the world!  If you enjoy eating, reading, writing, cooking, dining out in great restaurants and immersing yourself in fascinating new cultures and cuisines, Litereati is for you!

Whether you're a professional chef, a food blogger or just someone who enjoys gourmet reading and good food shared with friends, you're welcome here at Litereati.

We get together for lively, delicious dinners out, book launch parties, food festivals, literary events, cooking classes, wine parties, volunteer opportunities and unique culinary experiences across Chicago and around the world.  Along the way, we recommend cookbooks, foodie fiction and culinary memoirs to accompany our events and whet your appetite for more.  We also publish a literary magazine featuring outstanding food writing, art and photography, so please let us know if you'd like to submit your own original work or help edit, design or promote the magazine.

Participate as your dreams, budget and comfort level allow.

Shawna Bohn, our Organizer, is a food writer, editor and diehard culinarian.  Our members are from every walk of life and share a passion for good food, literature, new recipes, travel and shared experiences.

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Welcome to Litereati -- here's to many great adventures together!

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Gourmet Reading, Eating, Learning and Doing.

Recent Meetups

  • October 31 · 7:30 PM

    Vampire Bites and Potions

    4 Intelligent Foodies

    The decaying food is fermenting which really stinks and the vials are ready for our bloody vampire drinks... Join me for a wicked spooktacular foodie’s nightmare…With... Learn more
  • October 27 · 7:00 PM

    Passport to Vietnam

    2 Intelligent Foodies

    AN EPICUREAN JOURNEY Embark on a culinary adventure with Saigon Sisters as Chef Matt Riordan and owner Mary Aregoni describe the inspiration of dishes, highlight exotic... Learn more
  • October 25 · 10:00 AM

    Apples Galore and More!

    5 Intelligent Foodies

    Let’s take a scenic fall trip to Kane County! We’ll visit a family owned apple farm for apple tastings galore…apple cider, apple doughnuts, home-spun caramel apples,... Learn more
  • September 19 · 7:00 PM

    End of Summer Pop Up Dinner

    2 Intelligent Foodies

    End of Summer Pop Up Dinner We will be having our End of Summer Pop Up Dinner and you don't want to miss this one. We are winding down from an amazing summer and what a... Learn more
  • September 12 · 6:30 PM

    Filipino 'Kamayan' Fiesta!

    20 Intelligent Foodies | 15 Photos

    Join us for another delicious Filipino dinner where Chef Joelen Tan of What's Cookin, Chicago will take you on a culinary journey through the tropical flavors of... Learn more
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