2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Fork in Hand, Nostalgia at Heart: Food and Heritage

Monday, March 16
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Driskill Hotel
Driskill Ballroom
604 Brazos St


As pre-made meals become even more accessible and the market for processed, ready-to-heat foods increases for busy Americans, we have seen a move away from the scratch-made traditional dishes passed down for generations. In the past, immigrants and their descendants were often encouraged to become “more American” and to turn their backs on their traditional culture, language and food. Now, whether the descendant is a first, second, or even fifth generation American, they are taking another look at their own family histories and what made them who they are today. Traditional food plays a key role of facilitating cultural pride. Join three food bloggers from very different culinary backgrounds - Mexican, Jewish, Palestinian - as they discuss how they rejected and later embraced their heritages, their memories of the foods they each grew up with, and what they are doing now to keep their culinary memories alive in the foods they cook.


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Amy Kritzer


What Jew Wanna Eat

Amy Kritzer of the blog What Jew Wanna Eat! is an excellent source for home cooked (sometimes) kosher goodness. She always enjoyed cooking and baking, but needed a new goal, a challenge, to get bac...

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Annette Priest

UX Consultant

Revel Insight

Kay Marley-Dilworth



Kay Marley-Dilworth has been a passionate promoter of local eats & treats for years. After several decades of answering her friends’ questions about where to eat in town, she launched ATXFoodnews ...

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Sahar Arafat-Ray


Tart Queens Kitchen

Sahar Arafat-Ray is a Palestinian-American who grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. She and her sisters grew up eating good food. “Mom was always collecting and experimenting with recipes,...

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