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!

2016 Foodways Texas Symposium Schedule

Thursday, April 7
Last Stand Brewing Company (12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78737)

6:30 pm
Registration & Happy Hour

7:00 pm
Marvin Bendele, Foodways Texas Executive Director, Austin

7:30 pm
Spring Camp Cookout
John Russ, Luke, San Antonio
Last Stand Brewing Company, Dripping Springs
Revolution Spirits Distilling Company, Dripping Springs

Friday, April 8
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (300 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78712)

9:00 am
Coffee and a Danish Breakfast
Confituras, Austin
Empire Baking Company, Dallas
Salt and Time, Austin
Casa Brasil Coffees, Austin

10:00 am
At Home on the Range
Marvin Bendele, Foodways Texas Executive Director, Austin

10:15 am
Texas Cookbook Stories
Moderator: Addie Broyles, Austin American Statesman, Austin
Lisa Fain, Homesick Texan, New York
Kate Payne, Writer and Cooking Instructor, Austin
Kelly Yandell, Writer, Dallas

11:15 am
The Critic’s Perspective
Moderator: Jessica Dupuy, Writer, Austin
Pat Sharpe, Editor, Texas Monthly, Austin
Greg Morago, Editor, Houston Chronicle, Houston

12:00 pm
Les Dames D’Escoffier Dallas Presidential Fellowship
Steven Hoelscher, American Studies Chair, University of Texas, Austin

Foodways Texas, 2016-17
Robert Lerma, Foodways Texas Advisory Board President, Austin
Kelly Yandell, Foodways Texas Advisory Board Vice President, Dallas

12:30 pm
Lunch with Helen
Bespoke Food, Austin

2:30 pm
Helen Corbitt Retrospective
Prudence Mackintosh, Writer, Dallas

3:00 pm
The Flowing Bowl: Nineteenth Century Punch
Kerry Knerr, University of Texas, Austin

3:30 pm
Women and Food in Carceral Spaces
Elissa Underwood, University of Texas, Austin

4:15 pm
Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation
Marvin Bendele, Foodways Texas Executive Director, Austin

Tecolote Farm (16301 Decker Lake Rd, Manor, TX 78653)
7:30 pm
Farm Boil
Jim Gossen, Louisiana Seafood, Houston
Salt and Time, Austin
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston
Pedernales Cellars, Stonewall

Saturday, April 9
Marchesa Hall and Theater (6226 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, TX, 78752)

9:00 am
Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast
Adrian Lipscombe, Knotty Nice Bakery, Austin
Casa Brasil Coffees, Austin

10:00 am
Gender Roles in Czech Home Kitchens
Moderator: Sarah Junek, Writer, Archer City
Lydie Faust, Slovacek Sausage Company, Snook
Nicholas Maresh, Old Main Street Bakery, Rosenberg
Dawn Orsak, Svacina Project, Austin
Clint Machann, Texas A&M University, College Station

11:00 am
Interpreting Kitchen Gender Roles in Taverns and Public Houses in Antebellum Texas
Brandon Aniol, Landmark Inn State Historic Site, Castroville

11:45 am
Of Love and Labor: Mexican Women and Food Work in Texas
Monica Perales, University of Houston, Houston

12:30 pm
The Welcome Table Lunch
Hoover Alexander, Hoover’s Cooking, Austin

2:30 pm
The Jemima Code: Women Who Put the Soul in Southern
Toni Tipton-Martin, Writer, Denver, Colorado
with Hoover Alexander, Hoover’s Cooking, Austin
Chris Williams, Lucille’s, Houston

3:30 pm
Riot Grrrills
Moderator: Kristi Willis, Austin
Jessica DeSham Timmons, Redneck Country Club, Seabrook
Meaders Ozarow, Empire Baking, Dallas
Adrian Lipscombe, Knotty Nice Bakery, Austin

Marchesa Hall and Theater (6226 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, TX, 78752)
6:30 pm
Happy Hour & Book Signing

7:30 pm
Texas Czech Dinner
Monica Pope, Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, Houston
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Austin
Duchman Family Winery, Driftwood

8:30 pm
The Czech Melody Trio

See our Past Events page for highlights from previous symposia. Contact us here with questions regarding “At Home on the Range.”