We’re thrilled to announce, along with The Food Lab at UT, aLongHouse Food Revival in Austin, a one-of-a-kind gathering featuring a multimedia Pop-Up Food Magazine with national food thought leaders, intimate discussions on food media, and a spectacular live fire feast! The Austin LongHouse Food Revival is set for Friday, February 1st. Oh, what fun it will be!
The evening will be a celebration of food, food thought and food media in all its forms. Following a cocktail hour of “really smart talk” over traditional tamales and local spirits, 150 attendees from across Texas and across the nation will gather for a Pop-Up Food Magazine. This series of multimedia presentations explores the many ways food stories are told. In Austin, our Pop-Up Magazine will explore “The Business of Telling Food Stories,” considering the story of the Mexican Diaspora in Texas. We will also share tales from the front lines of food start-ups. The presentations will include radio interview, documentary film, spoken word, print and digital media, visual art, archival photography, and more.
The “LongHouse Brain Trust” set to present at the Pop-Up Food Magazine will include our own CookNScribble founder Molly O’Neill, the award-winning writer, blogger, and mistress of food prose Elissa Altman, Mexican-American cultural authority and syndicated-columnist Gustavo Arellano, writer, cook, entrepreneur and Texas Foodways co-founder Melissa Guerra, Austin-based bloggers Rachel and Logan Cooper of Boots in the Oven, writer and photographer Beatriz Terrazas, and co-creator of the Hilah Cooking internet show Hilah Johnson.
The presentation will be followed by our “Barbacoa Tango Mexicana Feast,” where baby goat and big steer will face off over live fire under the sure hand of artist and pit-master Kiko Guerra, who brings generations of Nortendo tradition to the wood and meat. Renowned chef Iliana de la Vega, owner of El Naranjo Restaurant in Austin and the High Priestess of Oaxacan cuisine, will reign over salsas and side dishes. Snazzy boutique brews, supple wine, craft beer, and artisanal firewater will flow galore.
The Austin LongHouse Food Revival is produced in collaboration with The Food Lab at UT and its conference on “Food, The City, and Innovation.”
On Saturday, February 2, following the LongHouse Food Revival, CookNScribble will offer a day long food writing seminar, “Who You Are In the Written World of Food: a Boot Camp in Voice, Vision, and Writing Shapely, Food Stories.” We will lead the seminar along with Elissa Altman and Austin food writer Kristi Willis; our discussion will take place at Evernote’s Austin office.
All events are open to the public – and we’d love to see you there!
Tickets for the LongHouse Food Revival available here.
More info and tickets for the food writing seminar available here.
LongHouse Food Revival
Friday, February 1, 2013, 6-10pm
Pine Street Station
1101 E. 5th St Austin, TX 78702