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Mick Vann

Mick Vann is a retired Austin chef who is a food writer and restaurant critic, cookbook author, restaurant consultant, and recipe developer. He moonlights as a University of Texas horticulturist with a propensity for ethnic eats and international food, particularly of the Asian persuasion, but he also knows his way around a plate of soul food or barbecue.

33 articles in 2007

1080 Recipes

Gift Guide

Food Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

The Bacon Cookbook: More Than 150 Recipes From Around the World for Everyone's Favorite Food

Food Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

La Speranza Cucina Italiana

Food Feature, Dec. 7, 2007

Thai Cooking with Jam

Food Feature, Dec. 7, 2007

Habanero Mexican Cafe

We break the eat-but-don't-tell rule with this small and delicious eatery

Food Review, Nov. 30, 2007

Fannie 'Ma' House's Biscuits

Food Feature, Nov. 23, 2007

Aunt Ruby's Cinnamon Rolls

Food Feature, Nov. 23, 2007

Bombay Express

Bombay Express presents a cornucopia of exotic spices to transform mundane vegetables into works of culinary street-food art

Food Review, Nov. 16, 2007

First Chinese BBQ

Diverse ingredients come together at this Cantonese hot spot

Food Review, Nov. 9, 2007

Dinner Partier

Anthony Bourdain comes back to Austin

Food Feature, Oct. 19, 2007


Kishibori Shoyu: Pure Artisan Shoyu

Food Column, Sep. 28, 2007

Paila Peruvian Cuisine

Cutting-edge traditional flavors and combinations that deserve to be tasted and appreciated

Food Review, Sep. 28, 2007

Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant

Aster Kassaye is back, and we couldn't be happier

Food Review, Sep. 7, 2007

Chief's BBQ & Grill

Pals since high school, Jeff Turner and Kelly Gartzke started this South First destination four years ago

Food Review, Aug. 24, 2007

Shanghai Restaurant

If the name sounds familiar, it's because the Yim family helped introduce Austin to dim sum at the original location way back when

Food Review, Aug. 17, 2007

'Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, & Lebanon'

Food Review, Aug. 10, 2007

How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor From Farm to Table

Food Feature, Jun. 8, 2007

Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes From Hunan Province

Food Feature, Jun. 8, 2007

Place of Honor

Twelve rounds between Hiroko Shimbo and Tyson Cole

Food Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

Mann's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Perhaps the friendliest barbecue joint in Austin

Food Review, May. 4, 2007

Austin Finally Gets the Delta Blues

Singing the praises of the latest ice cream flavor to swirl into town

Food Feature, Apr. 27, 2007

Sea Dragon

Sea Dragon

Food Review, Apr. 27, 2007

Java Gardens

Johanes and Shinta Muljadi are back in the kitchen where they belong

Food Review, Apr. 13, 2007

Dog Almighty

Born of a few dirty-water carts at Second and Congress, it now boasts three locations

Food Review, Apr. 6, 2007

Planting a Seed

Local schools see students not only eating all of their vegetables but growing them, too

Food Feature, Mar. 23, 2007

Iron Works Barbecue

Central-city barbecue spots

Food Feature, Mar. 1, 2007

Artz Rib House

Food Feature, Mar. 1, 2007

As Many Culinary Influences as Islands

Austin's Philippine "turo-turo" uprising

Food Feature, Feb. 23, 2007

Memories of Philippine Kitchens

Food Review, Feb. 23, 2007

Fine Filipino Food

Food Review, Feb. 23, 2007

Shandeez Grill

About four years ago, Mehdi and Farah Meschi were persuaded by friends and family to move to Austin, and they opened Shandeez Grill last year.

Food Review, Jan. 26, 2007

In Print

The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa

Food Feature, Jan. 19, 2007

Where to Find Mick Vann's Favorite Inexpensive International Eats

Food Feature, Jan. 5, 2007

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