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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 2011

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines

Bargain wine queen Natalie MacLean chronicles her continuing quest

Food Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

Roots to Riches

What does your restaurant garden grow?

Food Feature, Oct. 27, 2011

Chews Wisely

2011 Texas Book Festival cookbook reviews

Food Feature, Oct. 20, 2011

Austin Eats

ACL's food court, 10 years later

Food Feature, Sep. 15, 2011

New Chef, New Menu Items at Whip In

Martine Pelegrin helps 'Whip Indianize' comfort-food classics

Food Feature, Sep. 8, 2011

Hot Sauce Fest Cooking Demo Tent

Food Feature, Aug. 25, 2011

Panaderia Chuy

South-of-the-border treats for the south-of-the-river crowd

Food Review, Aug. 18, 2011

New Products From Cocoa Puro

Do yourself a favor and visit Tom Pedersen's booth at the Downtown Farmers' Market

Food Feature, Aug. 11, 2011

The 2011 Fried Chicken Update

Flip the bird – onto a waffle, that is

Food Feature, Jul. 28, 2011

Family Style

The Threadgill's secret to longevity

Food Feature, Jul. 7, 2011

Edible Landscaping

Sit down with a book when it's too hot to cook

Food Feature, May. 26, 2011

Truly Mexican

Roberto Santibañez

Food Feature, May. 26, 2011


Some favorite cookbooks from some favorite local eateries

Food Feature, May. 19, 2011

Fonda San Miguel

Tom Gilliland and Miguel Ravagowith Virginia B. Wood

Food Feature, May. 19, 2011


Food Feature, Apr. 21, 2011

Vince Young Steakhouse

Food Feature, Apr. 7, 2011

Rabbit + Hat

Check out this ephemeral, semiunderground dining experience

Food Review, Mar. 24, 2011

El Sol y La Luna

Welcome to the home of the Mexican breakfast

Food Feature, Mar. 16, 2011


Food Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

Mexican Breakfast 101

Food Feature, Mar. 16, 2011


Strategic local restaurant suggestions to enhance your SXSW Film Festival schedule

Food Feature, Mar. 10, 2011

SXSatellite Venues

Food Feature, Mar. 10, 2011

Shoal Creek Saloon

Good food to get you in the mood for Mardi Gras

Food Feature, Mar. 3, 2011

Hot Boiled Pho & Crawfish

Food Feature, Mar. 3, 2011

Crazy Cajun Kitchen

Food Feature, Mar. 3, 2011

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

Co-operation makes noms happen

Food Review, Jan. 27, 2011

Vino Vino

New dishes share the spotlight with the unique wines at Vino Vino

Food Review, Jan. 13, 2011

Claudia Alarcón's Top 10 International Food Mash-Ups

Food Feature, Jan. 6, 2011

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