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2017 Foodways Texas Symposium

April 27, 2017

2017 Foodways Texas Symposium


 

Texas Food Routes
7th Annual Foodways Texas Symposium
April 27-28, 2017
Fort Worth, Texas

We are excited to announce that “Texas Food Routes,” the 2017 Foodways Texas Symposium, will be held in Fort Worth on April 27-28. Mark your calendars! “Texas Food Routes” will explore the simple fact that food moves people. Civilizations all over the world have followed animal migrations and seasonal food patterns, carried preserved and commodity foods long distances for both sustenance and trade, and traveled through grocery stores and to restaurants in order to satisfy their hunger. As such, “Texas Food Routes” will cover the interplay of food, foodways, and mobility in Texas history and in its contemporary society. We will investigate topics such as the railroad and railcar dining, the interstate system and food distribution, and the migration of peoples and foods across Texas. The Symposium will feature a kickoff chuckwagon dinner on Thursday evening, as well as a full Friday of speakers, panels, and meals prepared to fit the symposium theme by notable chefs in the north Texas region. We are so pleased to be in Fort Worth this year and hope to see a lot of new faces amongst our ever-growing Foodways Texas family.

2017 Foodways Texas Symposium Schedule

Veterans of past symposia might notice that we have scaled back the symposium to 1 ½ days this year. We do so for several reasons including greater access to the event, a tighter program, and the flexibility it will afford us to plan more events each year around the state. The change will allow us to lower the ticket price as well. Members will pay $200 and non-members $225, which as usual will include not only the panels but all meals and plenty of drinks. If you have questions about the change, please contact us at info@foodwaystexas.com.

Texas Food Routes
April 27-28, 2017
Fort Worth, Texas

Tickets Available Now (click red button below)


 

Foodways Texas Members: $200
General Public: $225

Hotel Accomodations

We are always eager to make connections with new sponsors for our Symposium, so if you would like to be involved in some way, or be a key sponsor for the event, please contact Marvin Bendele at marvin@foodwaystexas.com.

Start: April 27, 2017 6:30 pm
End: April 28, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Fort Worth
Address:
TX, United States

***Sold Out*** 2016 Barbecue Summer Camp II

July 22, 2016

2016 Barbecue Summer Camps

June 10-12, 2016
July 22-24, 2016
College Station, Texas

<Tickets Sold Out *Must be a member by November 1st, 2015, to be eligible.
 
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 10-12, 2016
July 22-24, 2016

strong>Tickets Available:
December 2, 2015 (** members only – Must be a member by Nov 1, 2015 **)
$495 – Foodways Texas Members

*Cost of ticket includes all sessions, talks, and activities as well as lunch and dinner during the event.

Start: July 22, 2016
End: July 22, 2016
Venue: Rosenthal Center
Phone: 512-471-3037
Address:
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States
Cost: 495

***Sold Out*** 2016 Barbecue Summer Camp

June 10, 2016

2016 Barbecue Summer Camps

June 10-12, 2016
July 22-24, 2016
College Station, Texas

Tickets Sold Out *Must be a member by November 1st, 2015, to be eligible.
 
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 10-12, 2016
July 22-24, 2016

Start: June 10, 2016 8:00 am
End: June 12, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Rosenthal Center
Phone: 512-471-3037
Address:
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States
Cost: 495

2016 Foodways Texas Symposium

April 7, 2016


At Home on the Range

6th Annual Foodways Texas Symposium

The University of Texas
April 7-9, 2016
Austin, Texas

Join us for our 6th annual Foodways Texas symposium, “At Home on the Range,” where we will explore the relationship between food, identity, and gender roles in our home state of Texas. Baking and barbecue, home cooking and professional kitchens, cowboys and chili queens– each of these pairs demonstrate the range of masculine and feminine relationships to food. The hidden histories of cookbooks, San Antonio chili queens, Czech home kitchens, and women pitmasters are just a few of the topics we will explore at this year’s symposium. We will hear from chefs, scholars, food writers, and entrepreneurs about the ways in which gender influenced the personal histories and major industries of the state. Join us as we delve into the intersections of gender and foodways in Texas!
 
Tickets on sale now:
Members – $275
 

 
In addition to our panel and speaker sessions, six meals are included in your registration. All meals will be prepared by chefs, artisans, and restaurants from around the state and in line with our theme. “At Home on the Range” will take place on and around the University of Texas, Austin campus.

Tickets are on sale now to Foodways Texas members. Details regarding chefs, speakers, and venues will be released very soon.

See y’all in Austin!

Updated information will be posted to our Symposium Information page. Please check back for full details in the coming weeks. See our Past Events page for highlights from previous symposia. Contact us here with questions regarding “At Home on the Range.”
 

Start: April 7, 2016 6:00 pm
End: April 9, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: University of Texas, Austin
Phone: 512-471-3037
Address:
Austin, TX, United States, 78712

Pork Shop

February 21, 2016

 

February 21, 2016
3:30 – 6:30 pm
with Salt & Time & Foodways Texas
1912 E. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78702
$150 (includes admission to evening pig roast)

Join Foodways Texas and Salt & Time on February 21st for our inaugural Pork Shop, a pork workshop for home cooks interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of cuts, pork cookery, and breed history. The class will include instruction on basic pork butchery, methods for cooking less popular cuts, and basic recipes from the folks at Salt and Time.
 

 

While Texas may be known popularly as a beef state, pork has an equally long history within these borders. The phrases “from the rooter to the tooter” and “everything but the squeal” remind us of days when families gathered together during the winter to harvest every piece of their hog for food or other household purposes. We hope to bring a little bit of that spirit back with our first Pork Shop.

Please direct inquiries to marvin@foodwaystexas.com.

***Postponed Due to Weather*** Pig Roast

***Community Pig Roast postponed*** We are postponing this event due to weather. If you purchased a ticket, we will send an email regarding the full refund of your ticket order. As soon as we have a new date, we will let everyone know. Pork Shop is still on as scheduled. Thank you.

Foodways Texas Community Pig Roast

 

Join Foodways Texas for a community pig roast on February 21st with Salt & Time, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, SPUN Ice Cream, and Black Hill Ranch. Patrick Feges of Feges BBQ will preside over the pit for the day roasting pork from Black Hill Ranch. Salt & Time will serve up sides and SPUN Ice Cream will scoop dessert to round out the meal. Saint Arnold will tap a keg or two to keep the party moving.
 

 
Come spend some time with good folks enjoying good food and fellowship. Funds raised from the gathering will go directly to preserving food culture via Foodways Texas oral history projects. We hope to see you there!

Foodways Texas Community Pig Roast
1912 East 7th St, Austin, Texas, 78702
(Parking lot for Salt & Time and SPUN)
February 21, 2016
7-9 pm
$30

 

Start: February 21, 2016
End: February 21, 2016
Venue: Parking Lot - Salt & Time
Address:
1912 East 7th St, Austin, 78702

***Sold Out*** 2016 Camp Brisket

January 8, 2016

***Sold Out*** 2016 Camp Brisket

January 8-9, 2016
College Station, Texas

 

**Tickets will go on sale August 19th to members only. You must be a member by July 31st to register for the camp.

While 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, wrapping or not wrapping the brisket, 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 of Texas regarding some of their basic techniques. Programming schedule coming soon.

Ticket price:
$495 – Foodways Texas Members

*Cost of ticket includes all sessions, talks, and activities as well as lunch and dinner during the event.

Start: January 8, 2016
End: January 9, 2016
Venue: Rosenthal Meat Center
Phone: 512-471-3037
Address:
Texas A&M University, College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Cost: 495

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

 

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
Address:
San Antonio, TX, United States

2014 Foodways Texas Symposium

March 20, 2014

2014 Foodways Texas Symposium

 
“Farm to Market 2014″
4th Annual Foodways Texas Symposium
March 20-22, 2014
Bryan-College Station, Texas

 
Tickets on sale:
Members – $275
Public – $300

 

 

Lodging Information

Agriculture is the theme for “Farm to Market 2014,” our 4th Annual Symposium to be held in College Station at the new Agrilife Center facility on the campus of Texas A&M University.

We’ll start the weekend Thursday evening, March 20th with a welcome dinner and introduction to the symposium and then spend the next two days (March 21-22) discussing Texas crops and crop history, feeding cities, innovative urban farming, rice history and current challenges, Texas grapefruit, the business of olive orchards, wine terroir, and much more. As usual we will eat and drink well as the ticket price includes seven meals cooked by chefs and artisans (listed below with more to come) from around Texas. If you have not attended past symposia and are curious about what we do, please visit our Past Events page.

Farm to Market 2014 Schedule (subject to change)

Texas Chefs:

Molly McCook, Ellerbe Fine Foods, Fort Worth
Randy Evans, Haven, Houston
Todd Duplechan, Lenoir, Austin
Jesse Perez, Arcade Midtown Kitchen, San Antonio
Sharon Hage, Dallas

Texas Artisans:

Ronin Cooking, Bryan
Confituras, Austin
Salt and Time, Austin
Empire Baking Company, Dallas
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston

Lodging Information


 
Come join us in Bryan-College Station for a discussion and celebration of agriculture in Texas!

Start: March 20, 2014
End: March 22, 2014
Address:
College Station, TX, United States

Caracol Oysterfest Benefit

March 4, 2014

Caracol Oysterfest

March 4, 5-7 pm

To celebrate the bounty of the Gulf and the work of Foodways Texas, Tracy Vaught and Hugo Ortega will host a special event on Tuesday, March 4 at their new restaurant, Caracol. The Caracol Oysterfest will feature Texas appellation & Gulf oysters, seafood specialties by Hugo Ortega, and Texas craft beer. The event is open to the public with limited tickets available. Proceeds from the event will benefit Foodways Texas.

Tickets are $75 per person and include oysters (up to 18 per person), tamales, various seafood cocktails, and craft beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. There will be a cash bar for cocktails and wine. Oysters will be provided by Louisiana Seafood Global Seafood Source.
 

 
Guests can further support Foodways Texas by purchasing an annual membership to the organization, which will be offered for $25 off the usual price at the event only!

Caracol Oysterfest
2200 Post Oak Blvd. #160 Houston, TX 77056
Date: Tuesday, March 4th
Time: 5 PM to 7 PM
Admission: $75

Start: March 4, 2014 5:00 pm
End: March 4, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Caracol
Address:
2200 Post Oak Blvd. #160, Houston, TX, United States, 77056
Cost: 75