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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: 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

Food-o-File

Will Apis Restaurant be the bee's knees?

Food Column, Nov. 26, 2014

Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

Arts Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

Heard at Wine and Swine

New venue was the perfect setting for porky party

Food Daily, Nov. 25, 2014 3:30 PM

Easy Tiger's Bread and Butter

David Norman talks about new expansion

Food Daily, Nov. 25, 2014 11:30 AM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Nov. 21, 2014 3:45 PM

Empty Bowls Represent Hunger

Area potters create the vessels and chefs fill them at annual benefit

Food Daily, Nov. 21, 2014 11:50 AM

Food-o-File

Austin's newest culinary hot spot

Food Column, Nov. 20, 2014

It's Time for Wine and Swine

Annual cook-off raises grant money with porkiliciousness

Food Daily, Nov. 19, 2014 10:00 AM

Have Whipped Cream, Will Travel

No distance is too great for pie

Food Daily, Nov. 18, 2014 3:00 PM

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Susan Auler

Winery owner helped define Austin as wine and food destination

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

Austin Outlander Fans See Another Side of Sam Heughan

Tonight's screening showcases early work by the Man Who Would Be Jamie

Screens Daily, Nov. 17, 2014 2:50 PM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Nov. 14, 2014 4:00 PM

The No-DIY Thanksgiving

More eating, less working

Food Daily, Nov. 13, 2014 3:30 PM

This Land Is Pie Land

The best places to satisfy your lust for crust

Food Feature, Nov. 13, 2014

Food-o-File

Charity, rivalry, and Bribery

Food Column, Nov. 13, 2014

First Look: Counter Cafe East

Second outlet of classic diner has more space, same personality

Food Daily, Nov. 11, 2014 3:00 PM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Nov. 7, 2014 2:00 PM

Celis Gypsy Collaboration Brew Debut

Second generation brewer presents unique beer tonight

Food Daily, Nov. 6, 2014 4:55 PM

My Sister's Altar

Mexican cultural ritual becomes personal

Food Daily, Nov. 6, 2014 11:45 AM

Food-o-File

Openings, openings, openings

Food Column, Nov. 6, 2014

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Oct. 31, 2014 3:00 PM

First Look: Black's Barbecue

Famous family opens Austin storefront

Food Daily, Oct. 31, 2014 1:30 PM

Straight Outta Austin

SLAB's new take on old-school barbecue

Food Feature, Oct. 30, 2014

Food-o-File

More stops on Austin's culinary map

Food Column, Oct. 30, 2014

Apples to Apples

Local makers meet and pour at cider soirée

Food Daily, Oct. 29, 2014 12:30 PM

Erica Waksmunski's Got a Brand New Bag

Red Star Southern chef returns to pastries

Food Daily, Oct. 27, 2014 10:15 AM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Oct. 24, 2014 3:30 PM

Texas Book Festival: Fresh Cookbooks

New titles explore Mexico's diverse culinary legacy

Food Daily, Oct. 24, 2014 10:30 AM

A New Comfort Zone

Kristine Kittrell's culinary juggling act

Food Feature, Oct. 23, 2014

How Sweet It Is

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop East moves beyond the cupcake

Food Feature, Oct. 23, 2014

Food-o-File

New life at the old Tamale House

Food Column, Oct. 23, 2014

Truck by Truckwest Begins Today

Mobile kitchens battle for a big cash prize

Food Daily, Oct. 21, 2014 2:00 PM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Oct. 17, 2014 4:00 PM

First Look: Delysia Chocolatier

New facility makes chocolate production chic

Food Daily, Oct. 17, 2014 2:15 PM

Food-O-File

How the Southwest was won

Food Column, Oct. 16, 2014

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Foo Swasdee

Food scientist uses restaurant kitchen for product development

Food Daily, Oct. 15, 2014 1:45 PM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Oct. 10, 2014 2:30 PM

First Look: St. Philip

Newest concept from Uchi/Uchiko team is very inviting

Food Daily, Oct. 10, 2014 1:00 PM

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