Eating like an 1840’s Austinite
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. 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.
Join us and Ms. Pack at the Neill-Cochran House Museum at 2:00 pm on March 3, 2019. Complimentary refreshments provided. Presentation begins at 2:30 pm. 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 tickets are available at the door, we encourage patrons to register online.
Parking is available free to patrons in the museum lot located off of 23rd street between San Gabriel and Leon.
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