See You at the Foodways Texas BBQ Symposium

3rd Annual Foodways Texas Symposium

Save the date: April 4-6, 2013

Our Barbecue, Ourselves, the 3rd Annual Foodways Texas symposium will explore the past, present, and potential of smoked meat in Texas and its intimate connections to Texas cultural history and identity. As we feast on plates from around the state, we’ll consider what we can learn from barbecue as both meal and process. What can both the meat and the dishes served alongside it tell us about our history? How have traditions and techniques from diverse heritages intersected to create today’s Texas barbecue? How is the way we consume barbecue and barbecue culture being affected by changing technologies and food ideologies? Join us in Austin, April 4-6, 2013, as we eat, think, and talk our way from pasture to pit to plate.

Pitmasters and chefs for the weekend include:
Aaron Franklin,Franklin Barbecue, Austin
Bryan Caswell,Reef, Houston
Tiffany Derry, Dallas
Greg Gatlin, Gatlin’s BBQ, Houston
Hugo Ortega,Hugo’s, Houston
Jesse Griffiths,Dai Due, Austin
Justin Fourton,Pecan Lodge, Dallas
Levi Goode,Goode Company, Houston
Patrick Martin,Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Nolensville, TN

Speakers include:
John T Edge, Southern Foodways Alliance, Oxford, MS
Bryan Bracewell, Southside Market & Barbeque, Elgin, Texas
Daniel Delaney, Briskettown, New York
Daniel Vaughn, BBQ Snob, Dallas
Jason Mellard, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Jody Horton, Photographer, Austin
Joe Nick Patoski, Wimberley, Texas
Robb Walsh, Houstonia Magazine, Houston
Tim Byres, Smoke Restaurant, Dallas
Toni Tipton-Martin, The Jemima Code, Austin

Thursday, April 4th (Franklin Barbecue)
6pm Registration & welcome dinner from Franklin Barbecue

Friday, April 5th (Saengerrunde Hall)
8:30am –
11:30am: Barbecue Sessions

12:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm –
5:00pm: Barbecue Sessions

6:00pm: Booksigning

7:00pm: Dinner (Hausbar Farms)

Saturday, April 6th (University of Texas Campus)
8:30am –
11:30am: Barbecue Sessions

12:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm –
5:00pm: Barbecue Sessions

7:00pm: Dinner

***(Full lineup and final schedule announcement coming soon)