Last week, 150 food lovers gathered in Austin for a very special LongHouse Food Revival. The event—a combination of great food and drink, thoughtful speakers from around the country, and serious fun—was designed to explore the place of "authenticity" in food. Three cabritos (baby goats) were roasted over a live fire, craft brews and fine tequila flowed, new ideas were sparked, new bonds formed, and serious fun was had by all.
One blogger called the gathering "the coolest thing I have ever done in Austin."
Based on the 19th century American Chautauqua movement, LongHouse Food Revivals are a series of annual gatherings of thought leaders across the United States organized and led by food writer Molly O'Neill. The Revivals are designed to stretch the boundaries of how food stories are told, raise the bar on the nation's food news agenda and, most of all, foster the community between generations, regions, cultures and media platforms that support innovative work of the highest quality. LongHouse Food Revivals are intimate gatherings produced by CookNScribble, the online educational resource and virtual editorial office for food writers, bloggers and producers. No two Revivals are alike. All are serious fun.
Check out the slideshow for an inside look at the LongHouse Food Revival in Austin!