American Studies
American Studies

Foodways Texas Annual Symposium

Gulf Coast Gathering

Fri, February 25, 2011 | Galveston, TX

We take the word gathering as our signpost for this first Foodways Texas Symposium. We gather together as people interested in the preservation, promotion, and celebration of the diverse foodways of Texas. A family reunion, as it were, gathered down at the water, we will eat and visit and learn. We gather to harvest the food of our gulf coast, the plants and animals that make up the bounty of Texas’ land and sea. Those harvests, nets, and hauls will draw our attention as we learn from and about the people who have gathered for us for so long. We gather also by inviting in our unique Texas food stories, especially looking out for the forgotten or almost vanished or heritage practices and people up and down the changing gulf coast. We gather together people and communities to listen, learn, debate, and engage. Please join us as we begin our Foodways Texas adventure at Gulf Coast Gathering, our first annual symposium in Galveston, Texas.

Sponsored by: Foodways Texas is an afiiliaited institute of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin

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