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  • Posted on Mon Oct 28, 2013
    Yesterday Cristina Balli and I met up with Dust to Digital founder Lance Ledbetter at Carnitas Uruapan in San Antonio's West Side, where legendary accordionist Santiago Jimenez, Jr. plays conjunto each week.  Ledbetter was in the Central Texas area for the Austin Record Convention, where he featured Dust to Digital's extensive catalogue of regional folk and traditional music...
  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
    Bill Jackson grew up on the same farm he now lives on in Livingston, Texas. He operates Jackson Fruit Farm where he exclusively raises May Hawthorn trees - commonly known as mayhaw. Mayhaws produce a small berry that ranges in color from yellow to bright red. Long used to make jelly, mayhaw was once a culinary staple throughout parts of the rural South - notably swamp lands in East Texas,...
  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
    Father & Son Austin Breakfast Taco tradition By David JaffeOctober 2010Every Saturday morning starting when he was about 8, my son Gary and I ate breakfast tacos at a local place on Bee Cave Road, the C-5 Steakhouse. This was a chance for us to spend time together and talk about whatever was on his mind.C-5 had one type of breakfast taco, with eggs, sausage, cheddar cheese and hash browns on...
  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
    Little Thai Food by Ann Gessler Much has changed for Little Thai Food trailer owner Aw Jenkins since she left Thailand thirty-seven years ago.  Growing up in the small village of Mahasarakham, she and her family worked in the rice paddies, raised water buffalo, and grew papayas and coconuts.  Looking back after years of working for Travis County and then in the restaurant industry,...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 14, 2013
    We invite you to take “a place at the table” and tell us about your family’s favorite dishes, or the work you do to produce food for your family or for the market. Over the past few years we have been traveling around the state visiting festivals, conducting interviews and meeting Texans from all cultural backgrounds with a story to tell. Your food story could become part of new exhibits, radio...
  • Posted on Wed Apr 16, 2014
    Over the past years, Stories from Deep in the Heart, our youth radio program has garnered quite the appetite around the city of Austin. The following playlist highlights some of our youth-produced/teacher-produced radio stories all about one of our favorite topics: FOOD!  We have quite the range here-from beef fajitas to icecream to burgers. Listen and enjoy! (Suggestion: Do not listen on an...
  • Posted on Thu Nov 1, 2012
    Taquerías Southmost: Expressing Cultural Identity through the Business of Food Photos by Chuy Benitez Texas Folklife partnered with the Brownsville Historical Association (BHA) to conduct research and document the history of Taquerías in Brownsville and launch and promote an exhibit titled "The Taquerías of Southmost." The Southmost area of Brownsville houses approximately 33,009 residents and is...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 31, 2010
    Texas Folklife Kicks off its State-Wide Food Traditions Survey Exploring South Texas Taquerias by Cristina Ballí, Program Director Brownsville, Texas  I’m excited to begin our tour of Texan culinary delights at the very tip of Texas – the Southmost neighborhood of Brownsville (yes, my hometown!)  To help me in the arduous task of exploring and documenting the culinary delights of the...

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