Second Annual Foodways Texas Symposium
March 23-25, 2012
Texas Preserved starts this morning. There are a few tickets left at the door.
Check out our 2012 program and chef lineup, hotel accommodations, and event locations. Tickets are limited and going fast!
$250 General Public
$85 Panels Only (no meals) limited availability
Over the course of 2 1/2 days during Texas Preserved , our second Foodways Texas symposium, we will explore the ways we preserve Texas (as a region, as an idea) in our food and the ways we preserve food in Texas. We’ll talk about preservation in our pastures, on our farms, in our kitchens, and in the stories we tell around the dinner table. We’ll discuss what we literally preserve in the mason jars in our cupboards and witness some of those preservation techniques. The weekend’s sessions will include a broad range of topics faithful to our theme, including a canning demo by Confituras owner Stephanie McClenny along with a little history regarding fruits and vegetables unique to Texas. We’ll hear from the folks behind the Shrimp Boat Projects out of Houston, and a group of intrepid Austin historians out to collect stories from iconic restaurants around the state. Experts from around the state will update us on this historic drought and its effect on different segments of our food economy, while an expert panel of craft brewers will discuss the world of Texas breweries and help us launch our Craft Brewery oral history archive. Along the way we’ll sample artisanal wares from all across the state of Texas.
Registration includes lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday as well as a Sunday Chuck Wagon Brunch from Tom Perini of Perini Ranch Steakhouse. In addition to Perini, our chefs for the weekend include Justin Yu of Oxheart Restaurant in Houston cooking up the week’s catch from Louisiana Food’s Total Catch Market, Matt McCallister of Campo Modern Country Bistro in Dallas preparing a luncheon featuring goat from Windy Hill Farm and produce from Springdale Farm, Sonya Cote of East Side Showroom and Hillside Farmacy in Austin treating us to an 1840s farm dinner onsite at Boggy Creek Farm in east Austin, and John Mueller from JMueller BBQ serving up his legendary brisket at The Pearl sponsored dinner at Fiesta Gardens. Plan to be well-fed and satisfied when you trek back home on Sunday.
Foodways Texas would like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make Texas Preserved possible: