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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

  • June 18 · 9:00 AM

    Goats and Lavender Field trip!

    7 Intelligent Foodies

    "You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl...I really do enjoy "going home" to my little piece of heaven"  –  Meet Jan... Learn more

  • June 11 · 7:00 PM

    BYOB Filipino Kamayan Fiesta!

    16 Intelligent Foodies

    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

  • June 11 · 3:30 PM

    Aloha! Mai Tai Mixer

    6 Intelligent Foodies

    Summer is almost officially here and we're getting ready by throwing a Hawaiian inspired class around the tastes of the islands! Join us in the kitchen as we get a taste... Learn more

  • June 7 · 6:00 PM

    June 7th, Return to the Past and Mingle in a Whole New World!

    6 Intelligent Foodies

    You are invited to a great event at one of Chicago’s best kept secrets, Untitled Supper Club. Enter this hidden world of prohibition nostalgia through two huge unmarked... Learn more

  • May 25 · 7:00 PM

    The Secret Life of Food

    2 Intelligent Foodies

    You are what you eat, but do you really know what you are? Food often has secrets, and things aren’t always what they seem to be—even when they are right there on your... Learn more

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  • Agnes founded Litereati - Adventures for Intelligent Foodies

    on November 8

Founded Nov 8, 2010

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