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Claudia Alarcón

Mexico City native Claudia Alarcón has made Austin home since 1984. She worked her way through college in the local restaurant industry, graduating from the University of Texas in 1999. She has been a Chronicle contributor for 15 years and presents lectures and workshops on topics related to the foodways of Mexico, both locally and internationally.

13 articles in 2003

$25 Tasting Menu at the Roaring Fork

Food Review, Nov. 28, 2003

The Bold and the Beautiful

Young chef / owner Tyson Cole has Uchi right where he -- and probably everyone else -- wants it.

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

A Delectable Día de los Muertos

Earlier last month, I received a call from Sahar Arafat-Ray, director of the Central Market Cooking School here in Austin, wondering whether I would like to teach a class based on food for Day of the Dead. Since Day of the Dead is one of my favorite holidays, and since the class will be a benefit for the Austin Children's Museum, I happily agreed.

Food Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

From My Mexican Kitchen

Food Review, Oct. 17, 2003

The Michoacana Connection

Paletas on the streets of Austin, paletas on the streets of Mexico!

Food Feature, Sep. 12, 2003

Paleta Pronunciation Guide

Food Feature, Sep. 12, 2003

Austin Slowburn Habanero Rosemary Jelly

An Exploration of the Hot Dishes in a Hot City, Or Where to Go When You're Not at Waterloo Park

Food Feature, Aug. 22, 2003

Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad) at Thai Kitchen

Food Feature, Aug. 22, 2003

Pescado à la Parrilla at Polvo's

Food Feature, Aug. 22, 2003

An Elegant Adventure

Nestled at the star-crossed corner of Sixth and Lavaca, the Thistle Cafe is Downtown's latest fine-dining flavor.

Food Feature, Aug. 15, 2003

Milagro en Tamiahua

Searching Mexico's Gulf Coast for seafood tamales

Food Feature, Aug. 8, 2003

Feast of the Dragon

Hong Kong Sundays at the Alamo bring watermelon monsters and world-class Asian cuisine together.

Food Feature, Aug. 1, 2003

Cypress Grill

"This small restaurant is tucked away in one of these nondescript strip malls in far Southwest Austin, on the way to Oak Hill," writes Claudia Alarcón. "Cleverly using their prescribed rectangular strip-mall portion, Cypress Grill is a comfortable space with a neighborhood bar atmosphere."

Food Review, Jul. 18, 2003

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