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2015 Foodways Texas Symposium

May 7, 2015

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

Hotel Accomodations


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. Among 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. The festivities will take place in and around San Antonio at places like The Pearl, La Villita, and Mission San Juan. The official roster of chefs, restaurants, speakers, and panelists will be released in the weeks leading up to the symposium.

For more information, please visit our Symposium Information page.

Start: May 7, 2015
End: May 9, 2015
Venue: Various
San Antonio, TX, United States

**Sold Out** 2015 Barbecue Summer Camp

June 5, 2015

**SOLD OUT** 2015 Barbecue Summer Camp Tickets On Sale December 10th 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.
E. M. “Manny” Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

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.**

Start: June 5, 2015 8:00 am
End: June 7, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Rosenthal Center
Phone: 512-471-3037
Texas A&M University, College Station
Cost: 495