On February 20th, the Greater Austin Black Chamber presents Taste of Black Austin: From Field to Table. This event will be a culinary experience of the journey of black economic prosperity in the Austin area and Central Texas through the historical context of food.
The evening will be a night of savory small plates featuring some of Austin’s most talented chefs and a photo exhibit showcasing the unique food history. The dishes will be recreated dishes that chronicle Black food history from past to present and will introduce your palate to the rich history of African American culinary craftsmanship. Taking place at Peached Social House from 6-9pm, it’s a must attend for anyone that loves food and history.
“This event will feature an exclusive look at the historical narrative of Black food subsistence, business and entrepreneurship from the plight of the farmer to the plate of the 21st century. Black farmers played an integral role in the founding of the agricultural and food industrial structure of the United States as a whole. This cultural, food, and art exhibition seeks to toast not only Black farmers, but the ways in which their toil has been transformed into American culinary classics and edible cultural traditions. This is an opportunity for the Austin community to fellowship, network, and engage in an interactive experience about the historical, cultural, and economic implications of American cuisine and the Black American journey.” – Demmerick Johnson, Chef/Owner: Ladybird Austin’s Kitchen.
Event tickets are available for $85 and VIP tickets are available for $150, which includes a VIP cooking demonstration preceding the intimate reception. For more information or to purchase tickets: www.tasteofblackaustin.com or Facebook.