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2015 Foodways Texas Symposium

 

“The Texas Mexican Table”
5th Annual Foodways Texas Symposium
May 7-9, 2015
San Antonio, Texas

 
Tickets on sale:
Members – $290
Public – $325

 

 

Join us in San Antonio as we celebrate “The Texas Mexican Table.” Our discussion will cover Mexican food in Texas in its many forms with two full days (May 8-9) of speakers broaching myriad topics. We will learn about Mexican and Native American foodways in Texas that have been appropriated, changed, fused, and influenced while we explore the context and history of their ingredients and styles. Amnong many other topics, expect to learn a bit about the foods of pre-contact Native Americans, tacos, Cabeza de Vaca, Chili, Tex-Mex, food and Conjunto, tamales, and the influx of various regional Mexican cuisines into Texas over the last several decades. We will also hear an update about our newest oral history project on Texas Mexican foodways. We can’t wait!

As usual, we’ll eat well with seven meals included in your registration. Chefs, artisans, and restaurants from around the state will join in the celebration by preparing meals that connect back to our discussions. The weekend begins Thursday evening, May 7th, with a welcome dinner and introduction to the symposium. Over the course of the next two days, we will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks between heavy doses of history and culture. Most of the festivities will take place on the grounds of The Pearl, but expect dinners in both La Villita in downtown and upon the grounds of historic Mission San Juan in conjunction with the National Park Service. The roster of chefs, restaurants, speakers, and panelists will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information, please visit our Symposium Information page.

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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 info@foodwaystexas.com.

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**SOLD OUT** 2015 Barbecue Summer Camp Tickets On Sale Today at 10 AM

 
June 5-7, 2015
College Station, Texas

 
Tickets on sale:
December 10, 2014 (** members only – Must be a member by Nov 30, 2014 **)
10 AM
$495 – Foodways Texas Members

 
 
We will gather together deep in the heart of Texas for this meat and smoke-filled (wood smoke that is) weekend, where we will roll up our sleeves and learn about unique barbecue traditions, methods, and styles. Featuring award-winning professors from Texas A&M’s Meat Science Section, well-known pit masters, and regional barbecue authorities, the seminar will provide attendees with cooking and butchery demonstrations that will focus on the different types of meat, smoke, and spices used throughout the state and beyond. In addition, attendees will tour legendary Martin’s Place in Bryan, Texas, before learning about barbecue history and regional differences. Please join us in College Station as we investigate and celebrate one of our state’s great traditions.
 
Location:
E. M. “Manny” Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

When:
June 5-7, 2015

Tickets on sale:
December 10, 2014 (** members only – Must be a member by Nov 30, 2014 **)
$495 – Foodways Texas Members

*Cost of ticket includes all sessions, talks, and activities as well as lunch and dinner during the event.
**If you purchase multiple tickets in one order, all potential attendees must be Foodways Texas members by November 30, 2014. You must provide the names of all individuals for whom you are purchasing tickets. If all names are not provided to Foodways Texas or one of the individuals on your order is not a Foodways Texas member at the time of your order, the entire order will be refunded.**
 
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