SAVE THE DATE: 8th Annual Foodways Texas Symposium


Shrimp and Grit: Food and Community Along the Texas Gulf Coast

Houston, TX
April 12 – 14, 2018

Now that we’re through the holidays and Camp Brisket, we’re diving in headfirst for this year’s Foodways Texas Symposium. This is the first year we’ll be in Houston proper, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate and discuss all things Gulf Coast with our dearest supporters. Expect panels and speakers on the incredible food response to the hurricane, as well as talks which revisit some of the topics we discussed at our first symposium in Galveston. We are so pleased to be gathering in one of Texas’ most vibrant food cities. Mark your calendar for our annual gathering around the table. Many more details will be coming shortly, but we wanted to make sure you save the date.

For more general information about our annual symposium, please see our Symposium page.

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2018 Camp Brisket Dates Set

January 5-6, 2018
College Station, Texas

**The lottery drawing for 2018 Camp Brisket spots was held on August 3, 2017.

For more information regarding the next drawings for both Camp Brisket and Barbecue Summer Camp, see

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The Range Episode 01: Beans

Welcome to The Range, where you’ll find unexpected stories about Texas foods and cultures. The Range explores the rich variety of Texas foods: from old traditions to new innovations, you’ll hear from a diverse set of Texans who are in the thick of growing, cooking, distributing, and eating food. We’re a production of Foodways Texas, and we bring a sense of history to the many voices we feature who find a meeting ground in this contentious, boisterous, and rapidly changing state. In this podcast, borders are always permeable, food is always changing, stereotypes are right for busting — but our table is big enough to accommodate the range of it. It is Texas, after all.

In our inaugural episode, we use the humble and ubiquitous bean to explore historical and current topics in Texas food. Beans here tell stories of belonging, from a 19th-century border dispute to a recent trip to Terlingua.

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