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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


Most recent articles, events, video, audio and blog posts for this page:
  • Posted on Tue Oct 29, 2013

    Central Texas Foodways: 42nd Annual Wurstbraten - Walburg, TX 11/4/2013. The whole town has 250 people. So how does one church in Walburg, Texas, serve dinner for 4400 without a hitch? Head over to Walburg and taste for yourself! Sausage Sold by the Pound.

  • Posted on Tue Oct 29, 2013
  • 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.

  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013

    Texas Folklife is conducting an ongoing survey of food traditions in different regions across the state Texas. Enjoy this short multimedia story about a mayhaw jelly producer from some of our fieldworkers.

    Texas Folklife Foodways: Bill Jackson's Mayhaw Jelly

  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013

    A father describes a tradition with his son of seeking out Austin's best breakfast tacos.

  • Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013

    Enjoy this collection of short articles about the now-established food trailer movement in Austin and the stories of those who operate them, written by one of our fieldworkers Anne Gessler. Stay tuned for more tasty stories about Texas foodways!

  • 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 and television documentaries and placed as a legacy for future generations in Texas libraries.

  • 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 empty stomach)


  • Posted on Thu Nov 1, 2012

    The Southmost area of Brownsville, the southernmost populated tip of Texas along the banks of the Rio Grande, holds a tight-knit community of immigrant families whose cultural heritage is expressed daily in their traditions, celebrations, music, gardening, religion, lifestyle, and most importantly, food. Along a strip of Southmost Road, locally known as “Taco Boulevard,” lies more than 20 locally-owned taquerias along the main artery of the neighborhood. Containing rich photographs by Chuy Benitez, the Taquerías of Southmost photography exhibit provides an entrance into the rich cultural traditions of an often closed and discriminated population.

  • 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