PHOTOS: Common Threads World Festival

A gathering of the who's who of Chicago's culinary world and the people who love their food.

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Moshpix: It's always a good idea to wear loose clothing to the sold out Common Threads World Festival. The event annually brings together world-renowned chefs and food lovers to Soldier Field all in the name of charity. The 600 guests sample food and cocktails from the participating restaurants and bid on auction items that go toward the organization's mission of teaching low-income children to cook wholesome and affordable meals. Common Threads was started by Chicago chef Art Smith.
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Somali/Canadian rapper K'Naan performed at the event.
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