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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.

28 articles in 2006

Giveable City

The treat of Austin eats

Food Feature, Dec. 15, 2006

101 Martinis

Gift Guide

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2006

Doña Tomás: Discovering Authentic Mexican Cooking

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2006

Sake: A Modern Guide

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2006

In Print

The Asian Grill: Great Recipes, Bold Flavors

Food Feature, Nov. 24, 2006

So, You're Done Spatchcocking ...

Now, what about your Thanksgiving sides? The Food writers share their recipes.

Food Feature, Nov. 17, 2006

Wine of the Week


Food Column, Nov. 3, 2006

Ana Brasil

A short trip to a new Brazilian boutique is a revelation

Food Review, Nov. 3, 2006

Texas (Cook)Book Festival

Reviewing the Central Market Cooking School

Food Feature, Oct. 27, 2006

Mangieri's Pizza Cafe

His grandfather was serving up pizza in 1920s New Jersey; now, Anthony Mangieri's doing so in Southwest Austin

Food Review, Sep. 29, 2006

Batini III

The official drink of Austin contest

Food Feature, Sep. 22, 2006

New and Noteworthy

Flavors from Spiceburst

Food Column, Sep. 15, 2006

Woody's South

Much to be thankful for

Food Review, Sep. 8, 2006

Drink It on the Rooftops

Why Houlihan's actually rules

Food Feature, Sep. 1, 2006

A Passion for Ice Cream: 95 Recipes for Fabulous Desserts

The perfect guide to a yummy summer

Food Feature, Aug. 11, 2006


The inviting space on Burnet Road is classy and modern yet comfortable and relaxed with a neighborhood restaurant feel

Food Review, Jul. 28, 2006

Watching, Breathing, and Eating the World Cup

France vs. Italy is one for the true gourmand, but what of the third-place game?

Food Feature, Jul. 7, 2006

A Refreshing Development

Thank you, Mexico, for family-run fruterías and juguerías

Food Feature, Jun. 30, 2006

Watching, Breathing, and Eating the World Cup 2006

The quarterfinals definitely mean high-caliber matchups; hopefully, they also mean high-caliber cuisine.

Food Feature, Jun. 30, 2006

Watching, Breathing, and Eating the World Cup 2006

The round of 16 means excitement on the pitch and at the table

Food Feature, Jun. 23, 2006

It's Noon. Do You Know What Your Children Are Eating?

Fernando Saralegui is in 'Papi's Kitchen' trying to help kids with healthy habits

Food Feature, Jun. 9, 2006

The Omnivore's Dilemma

The decisions we make regarding what foods we buy, where we buy them, and how we eat them have implications that touch on environmental, political, economic, moral, health, and agricultural issues

Food Feature, Jun. 9, 2006

Watching, Breathing, and Eating the World Cup 2006

Saturday June 10 - Sunday, June 11

Food Feature, Jun. 9, 2006


At the corner of Second and Lavaca, Taverna is the newest eatery to grace the latest 'hippest-spot-in-town' and the current see-and-be-seen Downtown dining scene

Food Review, Jun. 2, 2006

The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi: Everything You Need to Know about Sushi Varieties and Accompaniments, Etiquette and Dining Tips, and More

Reviewing the Central Market Cooking School

Food Feature, May. 26, 2006

Cheese: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best

Food Feature, May. 26, 2006

Cleopatra Mediterranean Restaurant

Te drab-looking building off of I-35 that formerly housed an insurance company has been transformed by friendly Jordanian owners into a casual Middle Eastern eatery

Food Review, Apr. 28, 2006

Brentwood Tavern

One of North Austin's best-kept secrets is about to be out

Food Review, Feb. 17, 2006

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