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Foodways: Fast Facts
Chelsea District Library, anchored in the town's hip and trendy
business district, serves as Michigan's first host site to Key
Ingredients Michigan Foodways. It's an energizing place to
kickoff the statewide tour, considering its 200-year history of
milling flour, its entertainment offerings, and its picturesque
Home of Jiffy
Mix, an international leader in pre-prepared baking mixes,
was started in Chelsea in 1930 by Mabel Holmes. She founded Chelsea
Milling Company, and the family business now produces 1.6 million
boxes of mix each day.
Food and Theatre
recent years, the combination of chef Craig Common and actor Jeff
Daniels has created a significant cultural imprint on Chelsea.
The idea was to open a restaurant in town where people could go
to enjoy a great meal before or after taking in a play at the
Rose Theater, started by Jeff Daniels. On July 26, 1991, The
Common Grill opened its doors and has been hailed ever since.
Savior Lutheran Church hosts Sauerkraut Dinners consisting
of roast pork, sauerkraut cooked with pork, bratwurst, spätzle,
mashed potatoes and gravy, applesauce, and pies. The dinners reach
beyond the congregation to the greater community, without advertising.
The church's men's club cooks the dinners, while the women cook
Site: Chelsea District Library
Chelsea District Library
221 S. Main St.
Chelsea, MI 48118
Cream Coffee Cake with Hickory Nuts
unless otherwise noted)
26 - July 8, 2007
Key Ingredients Michigan Foodways.
14 to July 19. 1 - 3 pm.
Graphic Novel Academy
19, 2007. 8:30 pm.
Tuesday Night Food & Film Series. Like Water for Chocolate
20, 2007. 2 pm.
Chocolate Fountain and Craft: KidSpot
26, 2007. 8:30 pm.
Tuesday Night Food & Film Series. Chocolat (R)
27, 2007. 2 pm.
Food with Moods: KidSpot
24, 2007. 1 pm.
6--11 Craft Fun: Apron & Tote Bag Decor
noon to 3 pm: Closing Celebration
2 pm: Lords of the Sky
1, 2007. 6 - 7:30 pm.
Sushi Demo (registration).