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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2018 Camp Brisket Dates Set
January 5-6, 2018
College Station, Texas
**The lottery drawing for 2018 Camp Brisket spots will take place on August 3, 2017. We’ll send lottery details and registration instructions to all members during the week of July 10, 2017. You must be a current member of Foodways Texas or become a member by July 9, 2017, in order to register for the 2018 lottery drawing.
For more information regarding the drawing for both Camp Brisket and Barbecue Summer Camp, see http://foodwaystexas.com/events/barbecue-camps/.
Become a Foodways Texas Member, Help Us Document Texas Food Cultures
Become a member of Foodways Texas today! If you’re interested in supporting our efforts to document and promote foodways in Texas, please consider becoming an annual member now. Membership dollars go to building our oral history archive and creating quality documentary films that preserve our diverse food cultures.
Membership in Foodways Texas has its tangible benefits as well, including discounted rates on all of our official events and merchandise. Our wildly popular Barbecue Summer Camp and our annual Foodways Texas Symposium are just two of the many events we plan each year. Each offers great Texas food and drink prepared by Texas chefs and artisans, coupled with educational panels from scholars and noted authorities on the foodways of our state. Both events have limited slots available, but members get the benefit of registering before the general public.
Come join a close-knit community and network of scholars, chefs, journalists, restaurateurs, farmers, ranchers, and other citizens of the state of Texas and beyond who have made it their mission to preserve, promote, and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas.
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