Category Archives: ANSC 289 Texas Barbecue

Savell receives regional National Teaching Award for Food and Agriculture Sciences

WASHINGTON, DC (November 10, 2013). Dr. Jeffrey W. Savell, Regents Professor and E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chairholder, Holder of the Cintron University Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, received one of the regional National Teaching Awards for Food and Agriculture Science. The award was presented today at the 126th APLU Annual Meeting now underway in Washington, DC and honors university faculty for the use of innovative teaching methods and service to students. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Association of… Read More →

Aggies participate in Texas Monthly BBQ Festival, 2013 edition | Texas Barbecue

For the third year in a row, Texas A&M University and its BBQ Genius Counter participated in the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival in Austin. Faculty and students from the Department of Animal Science, Jeff Savell, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, Clay Eastwood, Chloe Geye, Kaitlyn Porter, and Michael Berto, were at the festival working at the Texas A&M University booth, visiting pitmasters, giving tips to backyard barbecue enthusiasts, and sampling great barbecue from the top places around the state. Thanks to John Chivvis for preparing and setting up the… Read More →

Robb Walsh guest lectures in Texas Barbecue | Texas Barbecue

Robb Walsh, food editor/restaurant critic of the Houstonia Magazine, guest lectured today in ANSC 289 Texas Barbecue. This is the fifth year that Walsh has lectured in the class, and his great book, “Legends of Texas Barbecue,” ( link) is the inspiration for the course and the textbook we have used since the beginning. Walsh visited with the students about the role of the Central Texas German Meat Markets and their smoked meats as the basis for what we think today about Texas Barbecue and how briskets became the… Read More →