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Early Austin Foodways: Modern Times Lecture Series


Early Austin Foodways: Modern Times Lecture Series

Imagine: Austin without small plates, endless varieties of craft beers, and fancy artisanal you-name-its. You’re on your way to picturing early Austin’s foodways.

Food writer, chef, historian, and Modern Times alumna M. M. Pack returns to help us begin at the beginnings of our city’s food scene.

Add to the Native American foodways a dash of Spaniard influence (wheat, beef, pork, sugar) and a pinch of African and Southern US influence (rice!), and you find yourself in a very different–but not altogether unrecognizable–food culture than the one in which we as Austinites currently find ourselves.


About the Speaker:

M. M. Pack has been a frequent contributor to the Austin Chronicle and Edible Austin as well as an independent researcher and presenter on both the history and the present of foodways and food business. Formerly a part-time resident of Austin and San Fransisco, she currently lives on (and explores the food stories of) the gulf coast. Follow her at @mmpackeatwrite


Complimentary refreshments provided. Museum staff and Ms. Pack will be working diligently on developing suitably authentic refreshments. Admission is $10 to the general public, $5 to students with valid ID, and free to members of the Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum.

*Space is limited; while any unsold tickets may be available at the door, we strongly encourage patrons to register in advance online.*

Prefer not to register online? Call museum staff at 512.478.2335.

Parking is available free to patrons in the museum lot located behind the house, off of 23rd street between San Gabriel and Leon.

Map Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St, Austin, Texas 78705, Austin, United States
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