8th Annual Foodways Texas Symposium

April 12-15, 2018
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Foodways Texas, an educational organization aimed at preserving, promoting and celebrating the diverse food cultures of Texas, brings their annual symposium to the city of Houston April 12-14, 2018.  The symposium, entitled Shrimp and Grit: Food and Community Along the Texas Gulf Coast, “focuses on the joys and struggles of life on the Texas Gulf Coast as seen through its foodways.” The three-day educational event will showcase a mix of programming covering everything from the preservation of cultural traditions to revitalization post natural disasters. In addition to the films, stories and discussions will be meals prepared by some of Houston’s most notable chefs in a number of notorious Houston venues.
 
PROGRAMMING
Foodways of Aransas County Area
Presented by author Terry Thompson-Anderson and Kay Betz of Aransas County Historical Society
 
Role of Food in Disaster Response
Presented by Dr. Ashley Ross of Texas A&M Galveston and Joel & Leticia Garcia of Joy Ministries in Refugio
 
Boudin Kolaches
Presented by Robb Walsh
 
Cambodian Donut Shops
Panel and Film Screening with Keeley Steenson
 
Feeding The Community During Harvey
Stories Moderated by David Leftwich
 
Houston, An Oral History Project with Gulf Coast Food Project
Presented by Drs. Todd Romero and Monica Perales
 
East Texas Barbecue
Presented by Chris Reid plus industry leaders sharing stories and describing differences with "popular barbecue"
 
Revisiting Appellation Oysters
Presenter TBD
 
SCHEDULE AND MEALS:
Thursday
Evening Program + Dinner: Winbern Mess Hall
 
Friday
Morning and Afternoon Program: Armadillo Palace
Breakfast: Provided by Fluff Bake Bar 
Lunch: Levi Goode, Goode Company (at Armadillo Palace)
Dinner: Bryan Caswell, Reef & El Real (at El Real)
 
Saturday
Morning and Afternoon Program: OKRA Charity Bar
Breakfast: Provided by Cake & Bacon
Lunch: TBD (at OKRA Charity Bar)
Dinner: Dinner provided by Hugo Ortega at 8th Wonder Brewery
 
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus all panel discussions are included in the ticket price beginning at $300 for members and $350 for non-members. 

Date: April 12-15, 2018 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Location: Various Locations | Houston

Event website: foodwaystexas.org

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