About nine of us braved Chicago's first snowfall (thank you, intrepid adventurers!) to settle into a cozy corner of Paris in Chicago. (Try Jean-Claude's heavenly quiche!) I really enjoyed meeting everyone and learning what bight, fascinating, well-traveled people you all are! We talked about the adventures we've had so far, and then proposed some fantastic ideas for adventures starting here in the Chicago area and eventually spreading across the nation and overseas to the countries we've always dreamed of visiting. I'll be posting those ideas here, but we also want to hear from you.... This group is for all of us to mix and mingle and participate in activities that best suit our lifestyles, budgets, schedules and comfort levels. Our goal is to have several fun outings (from mild to wild) to choose from each month, starting the first of January. So whatever adventures you have in mind -- anything from having dinner together at an authentic Indian restaurant to an afternoon of sledding and snowboarding in Wisconsin to a sightseeing weekend in San Francisco to an exploration of volcanoes in Costa Rica, please post your ideas on Meetup.com or email them to me at [address removed] and I'll post them for you. Meetup.com is a great tool to help us interact with each other and plan things to do together, so use it to ask questions, hold discussions, present ideas and share opinions. Check back often to see what's new -- and we'll share an adventure soon! --Shawna
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,Litereatiis for you!
Whether you're a professional chef, a food blogger or just someone who enjoys gourmet reading and good foodshared with friends, you're welcome here atLitereati.
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!