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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.

24 articles in 2013

The Art of Death

Kate Heyhoe weaves Dreams of the Dead via sugar skulls

Food Feature, Oct. 24, 2013

Before Art, Kate Heyhoe's First Act

Heyhoe first made a splash as a pioneering online food writer

Food Feature, Oct. 24, 2013

Interactive Dinners at Finn & Porter

Roll your own, then enjoy a four-course dinner at Sushi 101

Food Daily, Oct. 16, 2013 10:00 AM

ACL's New Beer Hall Packs 'Em In

By popular demand, a haven for people looking for beer alternatives

Food Daily, Oct. 10, 2013 10:35 AM

Feeding the Beast

ACL food vendors talk strategy for the two-weekend challenge

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2013

How the One Percent Lives

Exclusivity has its perks – and its price – at ACL's VIP Grove

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2013

Show Us Your Tapas!

We go weak at the knees for Barlata

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2013

Drink Your Veggies

A cancer survivor preaches the gospel of Daily Greens

Food Feature, Sep. 26, 2013

Cooking Tent Demos

Food Feature, Aug. 22, 2013

Via 313

Mozzarella, meet Motor City: We swoon for this Detroit-style pizza

Food Review, Aug. 15, 2013

Sausage Fest

Banger's does brats right, but it's the more adventurous menu items that really sing

Food Feature, Aug. 1, 2013

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: 'The Drunken Botanist' Reviewed

Amy Stewart instructs how to grow a bartender's garden

Food Daily, Jul. 3, 2013 9:18 AM

Lucinda Hutson's Colorful Love Letter to Mexico

Two decades of additional research make her latest book shine

Books Feature, Jul. 3, 2013


There's room for improvement at Freedmen's

Food Feature, Jun. 20, 2013


This fast-casual Vietnamese eatery is the real deal

Food Review, Jun. 6, 2013

Vegetable Literacy

Food Feature, May. 30, 2013

People's Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops From Brooklyn's Coolest Pop Shop

Food Feature, May. 30, 2013

One More Week of Passaporte Brasil at Central Market

Still time to discover the flavors from this diverse country

Food Daily, May. 1, 2013 1:00 PM

More Vignettes from 2013 Austin Food & Wine Fest

This year's edition a big improvement over rocky debut last spring.

Food Daily, Apr. 30, 2013 1:00 PM

Cafe Josie Changes It Up

New ownership at an old fave

Food Review, Apr. 25, 2013

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

The Austin Smoke Experiment takes over Clive Bar on March 10

Food Daily, Mar. 4, 2013 3:10 PM

Dinners to Rock To Series Does Rock

Adventurous, multi-course menus inspired by kickass bands

Food Daily, Feb. 24, 2013 2:30 PM

10 Years of Mardi Gras Revelry at Evangeline Cafe

Curtis Clarke and crew still bring les bon temps to Southwest Austin

Food Daily, Feb. 10, 2013 11:00 AM

Top 10 Grab Bag

Food Feature, Jan. 4, 2013

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