Foodways Texas Oral History Collection Available Online

We are excited to announce that most of our oral history archive is up and available online at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History´╗┐!! Thanks in no small part to (our intern) Bethany Fair and the folks working in the digital archive department at the Briscoe Center, we now have a searchable digital archive. Currently the public can access the audio interface, which includes a searchable, scrolling copy of the transcript and a general table of contents. Soon you will also be able to access PDF files of the transcripts as well as photos and ephermera collected during the interviews.

It it still a work in progress and will be updated regularly, but to say we’re thrilled is an absolute understatement.

You can browse the collection here: Foodways Texas Oral History Collection

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Become a Foodways Texas Member, Help Us Document Texas Food Cultures


Become a member of Foodways Texas today! If you’re interested in supporting our efforts to document and promote foodways in Texas, please consider becoming an annual member now. Membership dollars go to building our oral history archive and creating quality documentary films that preserve our diverse food cultures.

Membership in Foodways Texas has its tangible benefits as well, including discounted rates on all of our official events and merchandise. Our wildly popular Barbecue Summer Camp and our annual Foodways Texas Symposium are just two of the many events we plan each year. Each offers great Texas food and drink prepared by Texas chefs and artisans, coupled with educational panels from scholars and noted authorities on the foodways of our state. Both events have limited slots available, but members get the benefit of registering before the general public.

Come join a close-knit community and network of scholars, chefs, journalists, restaurateurs, farmers, ranchers, and other citizens of the state of Texas and beyond who have made it their mission to preserve, promote, and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas.

Ready to join us now? Click here.
Still need more information? Go to our membership page for levels and additional membership info, or shoot us an email at

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***Sold Out*** 2015 Camp Brisket

Foodways Texas and the Meat Science Section at Texas A&M University will hold the 3rd Camp Brisket on January 9-10, 2015.

***Tickets are Sold Out

While our popular Barbecue Summer Camp takes a broad approach to barbecue cookery and culture in Texas and beyond, Camp Brisket focuses on that quintessential Texas smoked meat, the humble brisket, covering topics such as grades/types of beef, types of smokers, woods, smoke, and much more.

Attendees will receive direction from professors in the Meat Science Section at Texas A&M, as well as hear from pitmasters from around the state regarding some of their basic techniques.
Schedule coming soon. Read about last year’s camp here and here.

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