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Mick Vann

Mick Vann is a retired Austin chef who is a food writer and restaurant critic, cookbook author, restaurant consultant, and recipe developer. He moonlights as a University of Texas horticulturist with a propensity for ethnic eats and international food, particularly of the Asian persuasion, but he also knows his way around a plate of soul food or barbecue.

8 articles in 2001

A Primer on Peppers

The Fire Behind the 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival

Food Feature, Aug. 24, 2001

Worlds of Flavor

As a food writer with a special passion for the foods of Southeast Asia, I was excited about the 2000 Worlds of Flavor International Conference and Festival, Mick Vann writes. My pulse quickened and I salivated uncontrollably every time the possibility of attending crossed my mind. I would love to go, but my financial picture was in its usual bleak and blurry mode. Then came the call from my editor. I had gotten a surprise, last-minute press pass.

Food Feature, Mar. 23, 2001

The Stars

Food Feature, Mar. 23, 2001

Weekend Repast

Brunch in Austin

Food Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Veggie Heaven

Vegetarian and Vegan Spots in Austin

Food Feature, Mar. 9, 2001

The Garden of Ethnic Delights

Food Feature, Mar. 9, 2001

Tandoori Junkie

Over the years Austin has absorbed (and discarded) several new Indian restaurants, most in the mode of the classic Americanized Indian dining establishment. But within the past few years, we have been fortunate enough to attract a new class of Indian restaurants. Mick Vann has compiled a guide to them.

Food Feature, Feb. 16, 2001

Best Bites

The Cuisines Staff Noshes Through 2000

Food Feature, Jan. 5, 2001

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