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From Teacakes to Tamales Exploring Texas Food Traditions Across Cultures

November 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hall of State, Fair Park
3939 E Grand Ave
Deah Berry Mitchell
(214) 421-4500 ext. 107

Join journalist-turned-culinary historian Nola McKey on a Texas journey as she explores the state’s foodways through heirloom recipes. In this collection of more than one hundred third-generation (and older) recipes, Texans share not only the delicious dishes they inherited from their ancestors but the stories and traditions that accompany them. With a strong focus on Texas’ cultural diversity—recipes include Norwegian rosettes, Italian pizzelle, Czech sauerkraut, Chinese fried rice, Mexican caldo, Wendish noodles, and African American purple hull peas—McKey documents the culinary impact of ethnic groups from around the globe. A former senior editor at Texas Highways, Nola has edited Cooking with Texas Highways. McKey’s books focus on three of her favorite topics—food, family, and the traditions that connect them. Nola has served as an editor at Southern Living, Lubbock Lights, and wrote numerous freelance articles for publications including Southwest Airlines Magazine and The Dallas Morning News.

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