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Virginia B. Wood

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Virginia B. Wood is a fifth-generation Texan and graduate of the University of Texas. She became a journalist after successful careers as a restaurant and hotel pastry cook and a dessert purveyor and confectioner. She joined The Austin Chronicle as a restaurant critic in 1993, created the first local restaurant news column in 1995, and served as Food Editor from 1997 to 2014.

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Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Jan. 24, 2015 8:00 AM

Food-o-File

A big week for the Chameleon Group

Food Column, Jan. 22, 2015

Goodbye Fran's, Hello Torchy's

Junk family to be guests of honor at demolition party

Food Daily, Jan. 20, 2015 10:00 AM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Jan. 16, 2015 11:00 AM

Segle George Fry III, 1937-2015

Restaurateur, musician brought two scenes together at Good Eats Cafe

Food Daily, Jan. 15, 2015 11:15 AM

Food-o-File

Pies, pastry bags, and Ms. P's

Food Column, Jan. 15, 2015

I Knead That Pastry Pop-Up at Métier

Clever bakery has treats you need

Food Daily, Jan. 14, 2015 12:45 PM

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties - Amy Simmons

Ice cream entrepreneur wants to make your day

Food Daily, Jan. 12, 2015 2:45 PM

UPDATED Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Jan. 10, 2015 12:00 PM

Austin Restaurants Star on TV in 2015

Two new cable shows debut showcasing Austin food

Food Daily, Jan. 9, 2015 12:15 PM

Heaven and Earth

St. Philip is mostly divine

Food Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

Food-o-File

The case of the barbecue bandits

Food Column, Jan. 8, 2015

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Jan. 3, 2015 11:30 AM

Top 10 Savory

Food Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Top 10 Sweet

Food Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Food-o-File

Brewpubs and breastaurants

Food Daily, Dec. 30, 2014 3:00 PM

Food-o-File: Holiday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Dec. 23, 2014 2:30 PM

Food-o-File

New restaurant lightning round

Food Column, Dec. 23, 2014

Some for Keeping

I'm gifting these baking books to myself

Food Daily, Dec. 22, 2014 2:30 PM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Dec. 19, 2014 5:00 PM

Food-o-File

New Year's resolutions

Food Column, Dec. 18, 2014

The Buzz About Apis

Spicewood-area eatery makes a bee line for early 2015 debut

Food Daily, Dec. 17, 2014 3:30 PM

First Look: Torchy's Tacos Mueller

Neighbors line up for family dining

Food Daily, Dec. 16, 2014 4:15 PM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Dec. 12, 2014 2:40 PM

Ho, Ho, Help for Santa

Waterloo Ice House eateries are unofficial Project Santa drop zones

Food Daily, Dec. 11, 2014 10:00 AM

Gift Guide: In Good Books

Cooking titles for everyone on the list

Food Daily, Dec. 11, 2014 9:00 AM

Blue Streak

New Azul Tequila duplicates success

Food Feature, Dec. 11, 2014

Food-o-File

Whiskey wars and brew news

Food Column, Dec. 11, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Desserts

Dessert magic from Janina O'Leary

Food Daily, Dec. 10, 2014 12:30 PM

12 Days of Smoked Meats at Stiles Switch

Pit masters offer smokin' holiday specials

Food Daily, Dec. 9, 2014 12:30 PM

Gift Guide: Local Flavor

2014's best regional cookbooks – for giving and keeping

Food Daily, Dec. 8, 2014 2:20 PM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Dec. 5, 2014 4:00 PM

Hot Tamales, Baby!

Our favorite holiday wrappings

Food Daily, Dec. 5, 2014 2:30 PM

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Sharon Watkins

Chez Zee maven looks forward to another 25 years

Food Daily, Dec. 5, 2014 10:00 AM

Season's Eatings

Our guide to finally shutting up your in-laws

Food Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

Season's Eatings

Our guide to finally shutting up your in-laws

Food Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

Food-o-File

Even Threadgill's gets the blues

Food Column, Dec. 4, 2014

Brooklyn's Star Bakers in Austin

Ovenly owners talk entrepreneurship, teach baking class

Food Daily, Dec. 2, 2014 11:00 AM

Food-o-File: Wednesday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news, a little early

Food Daily, Nov. 26, 2014 2:30 PM

The Bitter and the Sweet

How Delysia Chocolatier built their brand

Food Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

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