SXSW Interactive announces first round of SouthBites food programming

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David Chang, the chef behind Momofuku in New York City who has appeared on numerous television shows, will give one of the keynotes at 2015's South by Southwest Interactive. Handout photo from David Chang.
David Chang, the chef behind Momofuku in New York City who has appeared on numerous television shows, will give one of the keynotes at 2015's South by Southwest Interactive. Handout photo from David Chang.

David Chang, the chef behind Momofuku in New York City who has appeared on numerous television shows, will give one of the keynotes at 2015’s South by Southwest Interactive. Handout photo from David Chang.

South by Southwest Interactive announced the first round of food programming this afternoon, which includes sessions with television host Andrew Zimmern, Eater editor Amanda Kludt and Mitchell Davis of the James Beard Foundation.

The conference announced earlier this year that Momofuku chef David Chang would be among the keynote speakers, but today, they officially confirmed that the entire food programming, taking place Saturday, March 14 through Monday, March 16 at the Driskill Hotel, will be called SouthBites, a name that previously only encompassed the food trailer park near the Austin Convention Center downtown.

Something else that caught my eye? A continued appeal for ideas. Even though the panel picker is closed, you can email Sarah Garcia (sarah@sxsw.com) with your food-related ideas for the conference.

Here is a list of the initial food programming:

72 Ways Food Can Change the World – Amanda Kludt (Eater, Vox Media), Jessamyn Rodriguez (Hot Bread Kitchen)

America Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet – Jeffrey Dunn (Bolthouse Farms), Kaitlin Yarnall (National Geographic Society), Linda Boff (General Electric), Mitchell Davis (Friends of the USA Pavilion)

Building A Better Breakfast – Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel), Jane Black (Janeblack.net), Josh Tetrick (Hampton Creek), Samir Kaul (Khosla Ventures)

Changing the World Through Food: A Love Story – Eileen Chiarello (Barnraiser), Michael Chiarello (Bottega Restaurant)

Culinary Crossroads: Technique vs. Technology – Andy Krueger (Tastemade), Chris Muscarella (Kitchensurfing), Molly Siegler (Whole Foods), Raphael Brion

Grocery Wars: The Future of Buying Food – Addie Broyles (Austin American-Statesman), Phil Lempert (Supermarket Guru)

Made in Brookyln: A Craft Foods Revolution – Forbes Fisher (Steve’s Ice Cream), Nicki Briggs (ARTISAN+MAIN), Shamus Jones (Brooklyn Brine)

Mega Bites: Mining Food Data For Insights – Danielle Gould (Food+Tech Connect), Dave Feller (Yummly), Gautam Gupta (NatureBox), Justin Massa (Food Genius)

Next Wave Coffee: Technology and the Way We Drink – Cameron Hughes (Invergo Coffee), Erin Meister (Counter Culture Coffee), Lawrence Marcus (Food & Wine)

Reinventing the Cooking Show to a Digital Audience – Aube Giroux (Kitchen Vignettes), Grant Crilly (ChefSteps), Kelly Cox (Original Fare), Matt Schoch (Public Broadcasting Service)

The Future of Food? A Personal Growing Revolution – Caleb Harper (MIT City Farm), Gabrial Blanchet (Grove Labs)

The Unexpected Power of Shared Meals – Andrew Hyde (Inside.co), Cédric Giorgi (Cookening)

You Can’t Sit with Us: Craft Beer Subculture – Caroline Wallace (Bitch Beer), Christopher Sheppard (Craft Taste), Josh Hare (Hops and Grain Brewing), Matt McGinnis (What Are You Drinking?)


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