This past weekend was the 7th Annual Foodways Texas Symposium. This is an event that I look forward to every year, as it fills my mind and it fills my belly. And, it fills my heart as I get to gather with true blue friends who I often haven’t seen in the flesh since the symposium the year before. This is my food family. And new family members show up every year. And, then there are the faces that I’ve come to expect year after year. And they always bring a smile to my face.
But, now that I’m on the Advisory Board, it is also an important weekend for me because I feel so invested in it being a joyful and mentally engaging and delicious time. That is a tall order. Plus, being on the board makes me the keg picker upper, the photographer, and the t-shirt salesperson, too. Vital functions, all. Our topic this year was “Food Routes” and we explored topics that stemmed from the concept of mobility. This went from cattle trails to interstates to high order modern logistics. A lot of ideas can fit under the tent of mobility.