Sometimes life is a rattling husk. I can’t believe I’ll be missing the Food For Black Thought symposium at UT and the Carver Museum this weekend. Last year’s conference was incredible (http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/10/18/Austin-Daily-Photo-George-Washington-Carver-Museum-Soul-Food-Party) and I have no doubt this year’s will be as well, but other obligations beckon.
Michael Twitty will be the keynote speaker at this year’s meeting. He’s one of the leading figures in the research of ancient African American foodways in the country. His http://afroculinaria.com/ blog is dynamite. Block out a couple hours one afternoon and rifle through the man’s archives.
Naya Jones will be discoursing on the modern foodways of East Austin. We sat down together last year for a lengthy discussion on the subject; it’s here http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/10/4/Interview-Ms-Naya-Jones-Of-Food-For-Black-Thought-And-The-East-Austin-Food-Project
The Eventbrite for the affair. http://ffbt2013.eventbrite.com/
UPDATE. Food For Black Thought was co-founded by Naya Jones and Kevin Thomas, and has now evolved into a local coalition. The article above did not properly illustrate that.