Houston Chowhounds host a
Crawfish Boil Spring Membership Drive for
The Houston Chowhounds present a crawfish boil of epic proportions thanks to our generous sponsors, Louisiana Foods and Saint Arnold Brewery. Foodways Texas will be present to help you become part of a movement to preserve the vibrant foodways of Texas. We are also proud to announce that this will be an official book release party for Robb Walsh's new cookbook, Texas Eats!
We have so many things Texas and food to celebrate! Who better than Jim Gossen, the King of Crustaceans, to be preparing our feast? Jim will be putting his best claws forward and cooking the critters up in his custom-made crawfish rig. This is sure to be a boil for the books!
Foodways Texas will be present to renew your membership or help you join for the first time. Your $20 admission ticket will entitle you to either a $25 discount off a one-year membership or ticket to the 2nd Annual Symposium: Texas Preserved in Austin on March 23-25. Memberships are regularly $75 for an individual and $100 for a family. Symposium tickets are $225 for members and $250 for non-members.
Robb Walsh, Foodways Texas founder and James Beard awarded writer and cookbook author, will be signing copies of his new cookbook, Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook, a veritable encyclopedia of over 200 Texas-infused recipes from chicken-fried steak to cheese enchiladas, from brisket to barbecued crabs. BBQ-lovers will also be delighted to find Aaron Franklin's barbecued brisket recipe from renowned Franklin's Barbeque in Austin. Texas Eats ($25) and a variety of Robb's other books will be available.
This is an "eat crawfish until you bust" party so please buy your ticket in advance so we can estimate enough food. Online ticket sales will close on March 9 at midnight. $30 tickets (cash only) may be available at the door if the event does not sell out.
Edit on 2/29: This event is close to selling out. We do not expect to have any tickets left to purchase at the door.
Live music by Benjamin Wesley.
100% of proceeds will be donated to Foodways Texas.
Our kind sponsors. Please consider supporting them in other ways.
About Foodways Texas: Foodways Texas is a grass-roots organization with the mission to preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas. The non-profit organization has created an alliance with the University of Texas and it is with the joint support of its members and academia that oral history projects, documentary films, recipe collections and scholarly research are made with the same goal in mind: to preserve our state’s distinctive foods and the culture they sustain. Members will join the organization in highlighting the state's distinctive foods and food cultures at the annual scholarly symposium, supporting educational food-based seminars, promoting local food networks, and partnering with universities and other non-profit organizations to educate future generations about our food histories, cultures, and emerging trends.
For more information on the 2nd Annual Foodways Texas Symposium: Texas Preserved in Austin on March 23-25, 2012, please visit: http://foodwaystexas.com/events/symposium/