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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.

26 articles in 2009

Casa Brasil Coffee

Casa Brasil strives to more directly connect coffee producers with consumers

Food Feature, Dec. 18, 2009

Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Matthew BiggsJekka McVicar& Bob Flowerdew

Food Feature, Dec. 4, 2009

The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener's Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking

Dave DeWitt & Paul W. Bosland

Food Feature, Dec. 4, 2009

Buenos Aires Cafe

Don't forget to save room for dessert

Food Review, Nov. 13, 2009

Shuck Shack

At Shuck Shack, the vibe is consistently summery, but the food is hit-or-miss

Food Review, Nov. 13, 2009


Artisan sausage debuts in Austin, all wrapped up in bacon

Food Review, Nov. 6, 2009

Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali

Food Feature, Oct. 30, 2009

Viva la Vida

The 26th annual Día de los Muertos celebration has a new twist this year

Food Feature, Oct. 23, 2009

Sala Thai Drinks

Tastes of Thailand in Central Texas

Food Feature, Oct. 9, 2009

Plus Some Old Favorites ...

Food Feature, Oct. 9, 2009

Austin Cocktail Throwdown

La Condesa mixes this year's Official Drink of Austin

Food Feature, Oct. 9, 2009

ACL's Food Court Keeps the Crowds Nourished and the Good Times Rolling

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

Food Feature, Oct. 2, 2009

ACL's Food Court Keeps the Crowds Nourished and the Good Times Rolling

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

Music Feature, Sep. 25, 2009

El Chipotle Sauces From Sgt. Pepper's

Sgt. Pepper continues to bring the heat

Food Feature, Aug. 28, 2009


With at least two more months of summer left, it's not too late to enjoy paletas

Food Review, Aug. 14, 2009


Bee Cave begins to refine its palate

Food Review, Aug. 7, 2009

Have Food, Will Travel

West Texas' wee oasis of fine dining is just six hours of driving from Austin

Food Feature, Jul. 24, 2009

Fried Chicken, Part III

The third installment of our fried-chicken adventures

Food Feature, Jul. 10, 2009

Rio's Brazilian at the Vintage Lounge

Those talented Brazilian boys from Rio's have found a home for their fabulous foods at the retro-chic Vintage Lounge

Food Review, Jun. 26, 2009

Chocolate: Pathway to the Gods: The Sacred Realm of Chocolate in Mesoamerica

DreissMeredith L. and Green­hillSharon Edgar

Food Feature, May. 29, 2009

J Black's

Despite the grownup Greeks,
J Black's has some of the best bar food in town

Food Review, May. 8, 2009

La Condesa

Neo-Mexicano has arrived in Austin via La Condesa

Food Review, May. 1, 2009

Zico Pure Coconut Water

Enjoy the restorative effects of Zico

Food Review, Apr. 3, 2009

Agricultural Convergence

Food, art, politics, and culture come together in the garden

Food Feature, Feb. 20, 2009

Cooking With the Seasons at Rancho la Puerta: Recipes From the World-Famous Spa

Cooking with the Seasons offers a seasonal assortment of enticing yet very simple recipes and menus

Food Feature, Jan. 16, 2009

Top 10 Local Products in My Kitchen

Claudia Alarcón's new kitchen brings new discoveries for 2008

Food Feature, Jan. 2, 2009

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