Former Buddy Guy’s Legends chef Jason Girard got his start as a bouncer at the soon-to-be-shuttered club while attending culinary school at Triton. Guy hired him to overhaul the fast food menu, and through his association with the bluesman’s friends and relatives he acquired an enviable repetoire of pan-Southern dishes and a deep knowledge of their historical context. Despite lots of national media hype following the 2000 publication of his 84-recipe Blues Highways Cookbook, the compendium remains hard to find and expensive. Saturday Girard addresses the Culinary Historians of Chicago and will be hawking and signing copies, and dishing out some pulled pork and cole slaw. It starts at 10 AM at the Chicago Historical Museum, 1600 N. Clark, and it’s $10. Call 708-788-0338.