Field Guide Festival Saturday Oct. 30th
Field Guide Festival, which takes place this Friday, October 29th, and Saturday, October 30th, announced today the chef dishes and weekend schedule. At each event, ticket holders will find fresh ingredients grown and harvested by local farmers and prepared by beloved chefs from around the city.
Tickets to the Friday night Rain Lily event are sold out, but tickets to Saturday events are still available at fieldguidefest.com. The schedule of events and chef dishes can be found below:
SUNRISE RUN + REVIVAL BRUNCH (10:00am)
Hosted by Comedor Run Club, ticket holders are invited to wake up with the farmers before sunrise for a virtual 5K run. This will be a race experience accessible to all. Run for fun or submit your best time. At the Revival Brunch, guests will refuel after the run with vibrant dishes and drinks full of flavor. The Revival Brunch will take place at Fiesta Gardens at 10:00am.
Joh Oh (The Well) and Joe & Kasey Diffie (Joe’s Organics):
Sunflower falafel, green goddess, salsa macha
Christina Currier (Comedor) and Tara Chapman (Two Hives Honey):
Pepita granola, cajeta crema, honeycomb
Jules Stoddart (Olamaie) and Ben McConnell (Bouldin Food Forest):
Cucumber lime cake, basil glaze, almond oat crunch
*Complemented by juices, wine, beer, and drink pairings.
ALL DAY GRAZING (12:00pm – 6:00pm)
Field Guide Festival is located at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin, just off Lady Bird Lake and the Greenbelt, in a neighborhood punctuated with urban farms and gardens. Spend Saturday grazing your way through the many dishes, all presented as a collaboration between each pair of chef & farmer partners. Experience the most exciting culinary offerings in our city from chefs who tell stories with their food, starting with their own histories and cultures. Mix in ingredients from dedicated ranchers, beekeepers, dairies, and vegetable growers, and you’ll experience food unlike any you’ve tasted elsewhere. Dishes served will include savory, desserts, vegan, and gluten-free offerings prepared on-site and served by the chefs & farmers.
Rosie Mina-Truong + Kevin Truong (Fil ‘n Viet) and David Barrow (Eden East Farm)
Chicken banh mi, pickled fall vegetables, fresh herbs
Fiore Tedesco (L’Oca d’Oro) and Aubrey & Perrine Noelke (Belle Vie Farm)
Duck confit, Schacciata all’olio, turnip green pesto
Edgar Rico (Nixta Taqueria) and Bill McCranie (Chickamaw Farm):
Beef tartar tostada, mole cured egg yolk, salsa macha
Tebi & Trinh Nguyen (Le Bleu) and Ryan Farnau (F-Stop Farm):
Vietnamese spring rolls, fall vegetables, fresh herbs
Nick Belloni (Trill Foods) and Julia Poplawsky (Cielito Lindo Farm):
Boudin sausage, chicken liver mousse, pumpkin habanero hot sauce
Jo Chan (Eberly) and Matt Simon (New Leaf Agriculture):
Griddled polenta cake, braised greens, roasted mushrooms
Ariana Quant (Uchi/Uchiko) and Sean Henry & Cory Nellissen (Hi-Fi Mycology):
Chestnut mushroom, dates, black chestnut
Anthony Sobotik (Lick Ice Cream) and Stacy Coplin & Eric Knight (Local Leaf):
Yaupon Matcha Sundae, chile pequin chocolate, salted pecans
Krystal Craig & Ian Thurwachter (Intero) and Travis Breihan (Smallhold):
Mushrooms, chocolate, smoke
Ji Peng Chen (Wu Chow) and Jordan and Leigh’Ann Andrews (billie & jean’s farm):
Sichuan marinated turnips, banana peppers, thai peppers
Tracy Malechek (Birdie’s) and Jenna Kelly-Landes (Bee Tree Farm):
Sweet potato, guanciale, whipped goat feta cheese
Colter Peck (Two Hands) and Montana Stovall (Montana’s Dancing Bear Farm):
Grilled turnips, squash puree + blossom, shaved radish
FARMER’S MARKET – free and open to the public. (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Farmhouse Delivery, the Austin-based online farmers market specializing in organic produce, sustainable meat and artisan foods, curated Field Guide Fest’s Farmer’s Market. Open to the public, the market will feature brands available on the platform as well as friends of Field Guide Fest. On-site vendors include: Territory Foods, Kinship Milk Tea, Sunriser CBD Coffee, Treasured Foods, Folk Potions, Moonstone Baking Co., DEHY, and Rambler. Farmhouse Kitchen will host a cooking demo with samples of house-made sweet and savory snacks. Perfect for Halloween, the ‘Harvest Lounge’ area will offer photo-ops and fun for all ages. The Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens.
Feeding Austin: Healthy, Fesh, Local Food for All
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
While the Austin area is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, many residents suffer from food insecurity every day. As our city has evolved, there continue to be barriers preventing healthy, fresh, local food availability for all members of our community. Join Joah Spearman founder & CEO of Localeur in conversation with Joi Chevalier, founder & CEO of Cook’s Nook, and Mark Jackson, CDO of Central Texas Food Bank for this panel from those on the ground working in food access.
Moderator: Joah Spearman, Localeur
Joi Chevalier, The Cook’s Nook
Mark Jackson, Central Texas Food Bank
Food As Medicine: Eating for Longevity and Happiness
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“You are what you eat,” is more than just a phrase. The food we eat weighs heavily on not only our physical health, but our mental health. Join Camille Styles, founder & creative director of Camille Styles, along with Nicole Finklestein of Herban Austin, Angel Schatz forager at Central Texas Mycological Society and Philip Speer, founder of Comedor Run Club in a discussion about healing via food and community.
Moderator: Camille Styles
Nicole Finkelstein, Herban Austin
Angel Schatz, Central Texas Mycology Society
Philip Speer, Comedor/Comedor Run Club
Storytelling: Finding Identity in What We Cook
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Food can be more than just ingredients on a plate, it can be an expression of personal + family history. Building on the concept of the postmodern food movement, moderator and food writer Addie Broyles will be discussing the idea of storytelling to express a sense of identity in the food we cook. Panelists include Adrian Lipscombe, founder of the 40 Acres and a Mule Project, Tavel Bristol-Joseph, chef and co-owner of Canje (Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group), and Aswini Sivaswamy, founder of Sesa Pure.
Moderator: Addie Broyles
Adrian Lipscombe, 40 Acres and a Mule
Tavel Bristol-Joseph, Canje
Aswini Sivaswamy, Sesa Pure