Vegan Rite of Spring: Early Spring Offerings

It will officially be spring in Chicago, and we’re very excited to feature excellent produce that is just coming into season! We’ll feature grilled asparagus, pomelo, a chickpea and cardoon soup, whole braised artichokes, and a wonderful Tunisian orange cake with candied kumquats. “Vegan Rite of Spring: Early Spring Offerings,’ isn’t just a good name…

Vegan Thai Cooking Class

In 2011 I spent a month in Thailand traveling, eating, and learning to cook! I learned at the Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School, and then spent a week cooking at the Khun Lek streetfood kitchen in Bangkok. I’ll be teaching you how to prepare 3 classic Thai dishes, while introducing some perhaps unfamiliar ingredients. We’ll…

Ste Martaen & Fancy Plants Collaboration Dinner

Collaborations are wonderful. Nahum (of Ste Martaen) and I have been talking about shared ingredients and dishes we love, and came up with this wonderful menu. I imagine it will compound our strengths, and will stretch each other into new territories as well. We aimed to make a menu with some more familiar combinations, while…

Valentines Day Aphrodisiac Dinner @ Moonlight Vulture!

We had so much fun with the NYE dinner we had at Moonlight Vulture, that a Vegan Valentines Day Aphrodisiac Menu sounds very appropriate! We’ll be serving 5 courses of delectable dishes, each with ingredients and textures rumored to have aphrodisiac qualities. Do they work? We’ll let you be the judge of that. This dinner…

The Spices Dinner!

My first joyful experience of cooking was when I was attempting (poorly) to make Indian food. I was enchanted by using half a dozen spices I’d never encountered before, and just smelling them made me feel like I was traveling someplace new. This dinner is an homage to great spices; whether they are from Turkey,…

German-inspired Feast

My last name is Schuder, and I’m obviously of German heritage. I grew up eating a lot of German food, but never truly appreciated it until I spent 10 years cooking and living in California, only to move back to the Midwest and brave another winter. Now I crave it with a vengeance. Not only…

Hungary Inspired Feast

I’m very in awe of Tartine bakery, and Bar Tartine in San Francisco. Much of their inspiration, as well as mine for this menu, stems from a strong appreciation for fermentation, as well as from Hungary. I spent a week working with Bar Tartine, and a year with Amaryll Schwertner who emigrated from Hungary, helped…

Vegan French Feast with Parisian Chef Noe Tissot

The ‘Legend of Lyon’ Noe Tissot is spending a little time in Chicago away from his home in Paris, making his famous vegan croissants, and is collaborating with our team to make an excellent French inspired feast. He’s best known for his vegan croissants, which are flaky, light, and as delicious as any buttery croissant…

Brunch!

The different brunches and dinners that we prepare can be found right here. But let me take a minute to tell you about how we approach brunch… Much of my inspiration for preparing brunch comes from working with Amaryll Schwertner, chef of Boulette’s Larder.  She was a Chez Panisse alumni who pioneered so much of what…

Upcoming Feasts at the Humboldt House

If you’re interested in seeing menus for all of our upcoming events, you can find that here. If you want to know more about the space, and what we do, read on… We create epic vegan dinners, brunches, and simple family-style dinners out of our lovely house right off Humboldt Park in Chicago. Some meals…