Austin Herb Society Annual Luncheon
Each September, AHS celebrates its members with a special program and luncheon that kicks off the coming club year. This popular annual event draws both old and new members, and member's guests are always welcome to join in the festivities. The guest fee for the luncheon and speaker will be $10.00 payable at entrance.
September 6, 2016 - Our honored speaker is Nola McKey, former editor of Texas Highways and author of Tea Cakes and Tamales: Third Generation Texas Recipes. We will join this journalist turned culinary historian on a Texas journey as she explores the state's food ways 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' ccultural 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.
Previous programs & guest speakers
2015 Garlic Queens
"All About Garlic"
2014 Bill Varney
"The Sensual Herbalist"
2013 Ellen Sweets
"Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins: A Memoir with Recipes"
2012 Mark Blumenthall
"The Ethnobotany of Native Plants"
2011 Judy Barrett
"Treasuring Our Heirlooms: Herbs And Beyond"
2010 Amy Marsh
"Tasting Teas From Around The World"