2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Food Rediscovery: Science, Culture, Convergence

Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

The Driskill
604 Brazos St


We’re on the cusp of a quiet but necessary revolution in how we approach science, creativity, cooking, and its bridge to culture. Some of the most innovative food right now is being made using classical and ancient techniques elaborated through new knowledge and new technology, and the lines between the kitchen and the laboratory are increasingly, and intentionally blurred, to great effect for new flavors and experiences. New approaches to integrating scientific study into the creative process are breaking up the dichotomy between ancient and modern, and enabling the re-learning and rediscovery of lost and underutilized ideas. This convergence of study and applied craft must appeal to accessible dining as much as it has in the development of fine dining.

In this panel we will look at the paradigm shifts in thinking about food, science, and culture at restaurants, and influential food institutions all over the world. The c...

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Arielle Johnson at SXSW

Arielle Johnson

Head of Research


Arielle is a flavor scientist and Head of Research at MAD, chef Rene Redzepi's food think tank. She collaborates with chefs, scholars, and other food experts to better understand the science of foo...

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Jorge Hernandez at SXSW

Jorge Hernandez

Chef de Cuisine

Qui Restaurant

Chef de Cuisine
Qui Restaurant - Austin, Texas

Formerly of minibar by jose andres - Washington, DC

Texas Native

Susana Querejazu

Exec Pastry Chef

Barley Swine/Odd Duck


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