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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.

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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

Urban at the Westin

Despite a few kinks left to iron out, Urban is a worthwhile dining destination

Food Review, Dec. 10, 2010

Good Eats 2: The Middle Years

Need help making that Black Friday shopping list? Here's a selection of great cookbook ideas with something to delight any foodie you know.

Food Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

Growing Tasty Tropical Plants: In Any Home, Anywhere.

Laurelynn & Byron Martin

Food Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

An Altar-nate View

Liven up the boo-ring Halloween season with Día de los Muertos celebrations

Food Feature, Oct. 29, 2010

Inside Kate Heyhoe's Skull

Food Feature, Oct. 29, 2010

Pre-Columbian Foodways: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Food, Culture, and Markets in Ancient Mesoamerica

Edited by John Edward Staller and Michael Carrasco

Food Feature, Oct. 29, 2010

Zandunga Mexican Bistro

Mi Madre's hermana is growing up

Food Review, Oct. 22, 2010

Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy

Diana Kennedy

Food Feature, Oct. 15, 2010

Behind the Scenes at ACL's Austin Eats

Food Feature, Oct. 8, 2010

Austin Eats Is Now Bigger and Better Than Ever!

If these choices aren't enough for you, we don't know what is

Music Feature, Oct. 8, 2010

Bess Bistro on Pecan

Check out Bess for the welcome atmosphere, friendly and efficient service, and well-executed menu with something for everyone

Food Review, Sep. 24, 2010

The Tigress Bar and Cocktails

The sweetest little bar in town serves up classic cocktails

Food Review, Sep. 17, 2010


The old Whisky Bar location has a ritzy replacement

Food Review, Sep. 17, 2010

Sabores Auténticos de México

This black-tie affair celebrates the anniversary of Mexican independence

Food Feature, Sep. 10, 2010


What first opened as a new home for absinthe has been reimagined as a comfortable and elegant dining destination

Food Feature, Sep. 10, 2010

Hot Sauce Fest Cooking Tent

Food Feature, Aug. 27, 2010

'Chronicle' Critics' Picks for Restaurant and Commercial Hot Sauces 2010

Our critics guarantee these sauces are all delicious and encourage readers to check them out

Food Feature, Aug. 27, 2010

Tacos and Tequila

The fabulous cocktails, cool atmosphere, and plenty of garage parking will make this a favorite spot for meeting friends for drinks

Food Review, Jul. 16, 2010

Preserving the Summer

Food Feature, Jul. 9, 2010

Summer Canning Recipes

Food Feature, Jul. 9, 2010

The Meat House

This new neighborhood butcher shop is one to keep in mind for the upcoming tailgating season

Food Feature, Jul. 9, 2010

Benefit for Oaxaca's MAMAZ Collective

Support contemporary Mexican art and the movement against genetically modified food

Food Feature, Jun. 11, 2010

Blue Bamboo Viet Thai Grill Restaurant

Food Feature, Jun. 4, 2010

Yanagi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Food Feature, Jun. 4, 2010

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