SXSW Interactive 2016
Food Transformers: Reimagining Food Traditions
Three nationally-acclaimed, dynamic chefs share their inspiration for how they have transformed time-honored food traditions into hot tastes for today’s palates.
Food writer and culinary network star Virginia Willis transforms classic-but-heavy southern recipes into healthful and wholesome by re-imagining ingredients while keeping Southern charm and appeal.
Austin chef / DJ, Tatsu Aikawa (co-owner of Ramen Tatsu-Ya) infuses time-honored ramen-making techniques into a mash-up of inventive ramen dishes.
Chef Michael Fojtasek (co-owner of Olamaie, Eater National's 21 Best New Restaurants) transforms five generations of Southern cooking traditions into Modern Southern Cuisine.
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- What are today's restaurant goers and home cooks looking for when dining out or choosing recipes?
- How can we take American Southern and other cultural food traditions and make them healthier, inspired and fresh—fusing old-school and modern?
- What are the challenges, pitfalls and rewards for chefs messing with time-honored cultural cuisines?
Marla Camp, Publisher, Edible Austin