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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.

30 articles in 2008

The Art of Mexican Cooking

Diana Kennedy

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs

PageKaren and DornenburgAndrew

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover's Paradise

Terry Thompson-Anderson

Food Feature, Oct. 31, 2008

Shine On: 100 Years of Shiner Beer

Mike Renfro

Food Feature, Oct. 31, 2008

Mama Fu's Asian House

Food Feature, Oct. 24, 2008


Food Feature, Oct. 24, 2008

ACL's Food Court Continues to Expand Its – and Our – Horizons

Take an ACL break Austin-style with local eateries and portable fine dining

Music Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

Hill's Cafe

Food Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

House Park Bar-B-Que

Food Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

Green Pastures

Food Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

The Best Micheladas in Austin

No Bloody Marys here

Food Feature, Aug. 22, 2008

Inside the Judges' Table

Food Feature, Aug. 22, 2008

¡Sí Se Puede!

How Claudia Alarcón saved Christmas (dinner)

Food Feature, Aug. 15, 2008

Book Review

Eduardo Machado shares his experience as a Cuban exile, complete with recipes, in Tastes Like Cuba

Food Feature, Aug. 8, 2008

Williams-Sonoma Wine & Food: A New Look at Flavor

Josh Wesson delights with his wine and food pairing expertise

Food Review, Aug. 1, 2008

Rio's Brazilian Sauces and Pastries

South America invades Austin food scene

Food Review, Jul. 18, 2008

Four Cutting-Edge Cocktails

Nutrient-rich cocktails promise to quench your thirst this summer at the Belmont, courtesy of Daily Juice

Food Feature, Jul. 11, 2008

Margaritas, Mojitos & More

Jessica Strand's new summer-beverage book will instantly make you thirsty

Food Feature, Jul. 11, 2008

Veldhuizen Family Farm Cheeses

In Dublin, Texas, Veldhuizen Family Farm cheeses are giving Dr Pepper some sharp competition

Food Feature, Jun. 20, 2008

Zocalo Cafe

Bland decor, not-so-bland food

Food Review, May. 9, 2008

Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival's Sunday Fair

This favorite family-friendly outdoor food party will be staged on the beautiful grounds of San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, rain or shine

Food Feature, Apr. 11, 2008

Cuisine de Cocktail at the Peacock

Join the Peacock the first Tuesday of each month for five-course dinner with cocktail pairings

Food Review, Apr. 4, 2008

Trailers (No Trash)

Food Feature, Feb. 29, 2008

La Mojarra Feliz

Food Review, Feb. 22, 2008

Hometown Favorite

Las Palomas at 25

Food Feature, Feb. 15, 2008


Food Feature, Feb. 8, 2008

Third Annual Chocolate Show and Competition at TCA

Texas Culinary Academy hosts an afternoon of wining and dining on chocolate

Food Feature, Feb. 8, 2008

TC Noodle House

Not-to-be-missed noodle house outdoes the owners' first establishment, Tien Hong

Food Review, Feb. 1, 2008

Women of the Vine: Inside the World of Women Who Make, Taste, and Enjoy Wine

Deborah Brenner's book focuses on women in the U.S. wine industry

Food Review, Jan. 25, 2008

The Best of Food in 2007

Top 10 Quotes From 'Ratatouille'

Food Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

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