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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.

16 articles in 2002

Our Dinner With Tony

Wes Marshall and Mick Vann do dinner with a worldly renegade chef.

Food Feature, Dec. 27, 2002

The Japanese Kitchen: 250 Recipes in a Traditional Spirit

Worthwhile gift choices from Santa's book bag

Food Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

The Glorious Foods of Greece: Traditional Recipes From the Islands, Cities, and Villages

Food Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

Instant Thanksgiving!

Advice for the Culinarily Challenged

Food Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

Complete Meals

Food Feature, Nov. 22, 2002


Food Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

Side Dishes

Food Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

The Main Course

Food Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

Forty Acres of Fresh, Ethnic Eats

Mick Vann teaches you a lesson on UT's campus-area restaurant resurgence.

Food Review, Sep. 20, 2002

Sampaio's Restaurant

"Sampaio's features truly representative Brazilian cuisine, in a very welcoming space, served by an efficient and knowledgeable staff," writes Mick Vann. But there's more!

Food Review, Sep. 13, 2002

Top Notch Restaurant

Trust us: 30 years later, it's still one of the best tastes in town.

Food Review, Sep. 13, 2002

Chiles 101: The Science Behind the Burn

Food Feature, Aug. 23, 2002

Rediscovered Roots

Wild Ginger, the reincarnation of Formosa, takes another chance at Chinese

Food Feature, Jul. 26, 2002

A Cook's Tour

You just had to be there: The Chronicle's Mick Vann compasses the cuisine of Thailand, in Bangkok and beyond.

Food Feature, Jun. 28, 2002

The Latest Catch

Food writer Mick Vann on the hits -- and the misses -- of Roy's

Food Feature, Mar. 29, 2002

Bruce Aidells' Complete Sausage Book

Food Review, Jan. 11, 2002

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