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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 became food editor in 1997.

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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

South Parked

Red Star dishes hospitality and humor

Food Feature, Oct. 9, 2014

Food-o-File

Texas invades South Carolina

Food Column, Oct. 9, 2014

Oasis Texas Brewing Co. Strikes Gold

New Austin brewery wins big in Colorado

Food Daily, Oct. 7, 2014 3:00 PM

Blue Bell Rap Wins Video Contest

Metroplex-area man will appear in new TV commercial

Food Daily, Oct. 6, 2014 2:45 PM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

Chocolate beer, pecan gelato, and lots of sausage

Food Daily, Oct. 3, 2014 1:30 PM

Food-o-File

Austin has a religious experience

Food Column, Oct. 2, 2014

Tornado Survivor Wins Turkey Trot Poster Contest

365 free sandwiches are a boon for amateur artist

Food Daily, Sep. 29, 2014 11:30 AM

Springdale Farm Aid

Local food community rallies around popular urban farm

Food Daily, Sep. 27, 2014 11:00 AM

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

A little extra Austin food news

Food Daily, Sep. 26, 2014 11:30 AM

The Devil in the Details

aRoma still needs to iron out the kinks

Food Feature, Sep. 25, 2014

Food-o-File

Pastries, pastries, pastries

Food Column, Sep. 25, 2014

Gabrielle Hamilton Cooks in Austin

Award-winning chef and author is a guest during Austin Style Week

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

Chef Francis Mallmann Brings Fire to Austin

Live-fire cooking advocate is appearing here again

Food Daily, Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 PM

Balcones Distilling Wins Gold

Waco distillery wins prizes in recent local competition

Food Daily, Sep. 23, 2014 12:30 PM

Contigo's Craft Beer Cookout

Kitchen renovations call for a cookout

Food Daily, Sep. 19, 2014 4:45 PM

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Dot Hewitt

Comfort food queen fed thousands every week

Food Daily, Sep. 19, 2014 2:00 PM

Dynamic Duo Cooking at El Naranjo

Award-winning Mexican chefs present cuisines of Oaxaca, Veracruz

Food Daily, Sep. 18, 2014 3:30 PM

A Joyful Noise

How Saengerrunde Hall learned to sing a new tune

Food Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

Food-O-File

More tacos, less Thai food

Food Column, Sep. 18, 2014

Gossip and Goat at TMBBQ Fest

Cool weather, new site plan make for an enjoyable barbecue feast

Food Daily, Sep. 16, 2014 9:30 AM

Chef Genealogy

Tracing culinary family trees to the roots of four local mentors

Food Daily, Sep. 16, 2014 9:00 AM

First Look: Sawyer & Co.

Judy Jetson is all that's missing from perfect midcentury decor

Food Daily, Sep. 12, 2014 11:15 AM

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Judy Willcott

Bread baking hobby led to successful local business

Food Daily, Sep. 11, 2014 4:15 PM

Food-o-File: Early Edition

Austin's restaurants go prix fixe crazy

Food Daily, Sep. 10, 2014 3:15 PM

Lights! Camera! Ice Cream!

Iconic Texas brand seeks video auditions for commercial

Food Daily, Sep. 10, 2014 12:45 PM

Grocery Store Heaven

Central Market celebrates 20 years with events, cookbook launch

Food Daily, Sep. 4, 2014 3:30 PM

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties

Trailblazers paved the way for current Austin food scene

Food Daily, Sep. 4, 2014 11:00 AM

Food-o-File

Mourning the restaurant that brought Thai to Austin

Food Column, Sep. 4, 2014

Art Blondin Dead at 60

Musician and pit master was loved by many

Food Daily, Sep. 2, 2014 1:45 PM

Outlander Is the Rare Adaptation That Gets It Right

Cable show stays true to the beloved, genre-defying book series

Screens Daily, Aug. 29, 2014 11:14 AM

Help Save Swede Farm Dairy!

Area farmers' market mainstay needs customer support

Food Daily, Aug. 28, 2014 2:35 PM

Smoke and Mirrors

Terry Black's isn't quite ready for the big leagues

Food Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

A Burning Matter

Tales from the 24th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Food Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

Food-o-File

The Austin Food and Wine Alliance up their culinary grant ante

Food Column, Aug. 28, 2014

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