Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 Foodways Texas Annual Symposium

Schedule and Line-up for 2012 Annual Symposium, March 23-25 in Austin, Texas

Come join us March 23-25, 2012, in Austin, Texas, for our Second Annual Foodways Texas Symposium.

Texas Preserved
2012 Foodways Texas Symposium
March 23-25, 2012
Austin, Texas

Tickets On Sale Now

$225 Members
$250 General Public
$85 Panels Only (no meals)

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 discussion about preserving foodways through photography from photographer Penny De Los Santos, a panel discussion about the effects of last year's drought on various sectors of the food industry, and a canning demo by Confituras owner Stephanie McClenny, along with a little history regarding fruits and vegetables unique to Texas.

We will also hear about the importance of regional food labor from the folks behind the Shrimp Boat Projects in Houston, get an update from a group of intrepid Austin historians from the University of Texas who set out to collect stories from iconic restaurants around the state, as well as enjoy a conversation about the future of soul food with Hoover Alexander of Hoover's in Austin.

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.
The Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium will host our daytime speakers and panels while our meals and other special events will take place at spots in and around Austin. Plan to be well-fed and satisfied when you trek back home on Sunday.

Please contact our director, Marvin Bendele at marvin@foodwaystexas.com or call our office at 512-232-8560 with questions.

See our full schedule of events below.
See our website for more details.

Foodways Texas 2012 Symposium Program
Subject to change

Friday, March, 23
Blanton Museum Auditorium, Edgar A. Smith Building

Registration & Coffee

Dean Randy Diehl, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin
Marvin Bendele, Executive Director, Foodways Texas

A Short But Not Always Sweet History of Sugar in Texas
Mary Margaret Pack, Food Writer and Private Chef

The Work of Gulf Coast Regional Food Culture
Zachary Moser & Eric Leshinsky, Shrimp Boat Projects
Priscilla Weeks, Environmental Anthropologist

Fiesta Gardens (Shuttle transportation provided)

Gulf Coast Luncheon
Justin Yu, Oxheart Restaurant, Houston
Sponsored by Louisiana Foods

Blanton Museum Auditorium

Preserving the Rich Culture of Drinking in the South
Bobby Huegel, Anvil Bar & Refuge, Houston

Putting Up Texas (demo & discussion)
Stephanie McClenny, Confituras, Austin
Mary Margaret Pack, Food Writer and Private Chef

Telling Stories Over a Pint: The Foodways Texas Craft Brewery Oral History Archive
Niko Tonks (Moderator), Foodways Texas Craft Brewery Oral Historian and Home Brewer
Brian Peters, Uncle Billy's Brew & Cue, Austin
Brock Wagner, Founder, Saint Arnold's Brewery, Houston  

Fiesta Gardens (Shuttle transportation provided)

Book Signing and Texas Artisan Market

Central Texas Barbecue Dinner
Meat by John Mueller, JMueller BBQ, Austin
Sides by Hoover Alexander, Hoover's Cooking, Austin
Sponsored by The Pearl Brewery 

Saturday, March 24
Blanton Museum Auditorium

Feast or Famine: The Effects of Drought on the Texas Food Supply
Jessica Dupuy (Moderator), Freelance Writer and Cookbook Author, Austin
Jim Gossen, President and CEO, Louisiana Foods, Houston  
Neal Newsom,  Founder, Newsom Vineyards, Plains   
Jeff Savell, Professor, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station   Raymond Slade, Certified Professional Hydrologist, Austin

Food through the Camera's Lens
Penny De Los Santos, Photographer

Country Food Comes To Town
Rebecca Sharpless, Associate Professor, Department of History, Texas Christian University

Springdale Farm (Shuttle transportation provided)

Urban Farm Luncheon
Matt McCallister, Campo Modern Country Bistro, Dallas
Sponsored by Greenling

Blanton Museum Auditorium

Texas Iconic Restaurant Oral History Project
Elizabeth Engelhardt, Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin  & Graduate Students from her "American Food" Seminar

Heritage Breeds and Sustainable Farming
Karla Loeb (Moderator)
Morgan Weber, Revival Market, Houston
Craig Haney, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY
Taylor Boetticher, Fatted Calf, Napa, CA
The Future of Soul Food?
Naya Jones, Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin
Kevin Thomas,  Assistant Professor, Department of Advertising, University of Texas at Austin Hoover Alexander, Hoover's Restaurant and Hoover's Soular Garden, Austin

Boggy Creek Farm (Shuttle transportation provided)

1840s Farm Dinner
Sonya Cote, East Side Showroom & Hillside Farmacy, Austin  

Sunday, March 25
Hoover's Soular Garden

Symposium Wrap-up
Marvin Bendele, Executive Director, Foodways Texas

Chuck Wagon Lore
Tom Perini, Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap

Chuck Wagon Brunch
Tom Perini, Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap

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