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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.

44 articles in 2012   •   page 1 of 2

Good Luck Eats for New Year's Day

Southern food traditions and recipes to ensure prosperity in 2013

Food Daily, Dec. 29, 2012 10:00 AM

Rancho Winslow Fin del Mundo Fiesta/Slumber Party

The world didn't end but the feast was fit for the end of time

Food Daily, Dec. 26, 2012 4:20 PM

Thirteenth B'ak'tun Bacchanalia

A Mayan feast fit for the end of the world or the beginnings of a new age

Food Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

Long Live R.O.'s

The Osbans are back in business in a trailer on their own land

Food Review, Dec. 20, 2012

'BBQ Pitmasters' Returns on a New Network

Aaron Franklin back as a judge on reality cooking competition show

Food Daily, Dec. 16, 2012 10:30 AM

China Dynasty

No frills, just consistently excellent Chinese food

Food Review, Dec. 13, 2012

Big Night at the Barber Shop

Dripping Springs brewpub hosts Austin caterers

Food Daily, Dec. 11, 2012 3:15 PM

India: The Cookbook

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

The Lebanese Kitchen

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Stuffed Locally

Give thanks for the local harvest with these market-fresh recipes

Food Feature, Nov. 21, 2012

The Turkey Chronicles: Roasted

How to roast a perfect turkey

Food Daily, Nov. 20, 2012 12:08 PM

The Turkey Chronicles: Deep Fried

Deep-frying your holiday bird

Food Daily, Nov. 20, 2012 11:59 AM

Turkey Gravy: The Do-Ahead Part of the Meal

Cut down on Thanksgiving stress (and saucepans)

Food Daily, Nov. 19, 2012 5:20 PM

'Dangerous Grounds' Debuts on Travel Channel

Todd Carmichael's world-wide search for coffee beans is now a series

Food Daily, Nov. 5, 2012 2:50 PM

Where to Feed the Guy Who Wrote the Book on Meat

Visiting author Bruce Aidells goes to Stiles Switch Barbecue

Food Daily, Oct. 30, 2012 2:05 PM

Hot Chocolate for Cool Weather

Homemade hot chocolate mix will warm up your day

Food Daily, Oct. 26, 2012 2:05 PM

The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family, and Love

Texas authors headline the book fest Cooking Tent

Food Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

The Great Meat Cookbook

Food Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

Burma: Rivers of Flavor

Food Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

Indian Explosion

Austin gains a bounty of healthy menu choices

Food Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

Clarence Birdseye, Culinary Pioneer (1886-1956)

October 7 was the anniversary of inventor's death.

Food Daily, Oct. 10, 2012 12:39 PM

Burgers & Booze: Spec's is the Place

Burgers and tots make good eating and good memories.

Food Daily, Sep. 26, 2012 3:13 PM

Regional Mexican Cuisine at La Casita

Chronicle critic Mick Vann is always on the hunt for great ethnic food.

Food Daily, Sep. 5, 2012 7:01 PM

Mick's Kolache Chronicles

Mick Vann and a Pal Stop in Ellinger for Kolaches

Food Daily, Aug. 29, 2012 11:30 AM

Chipotle Chiles

The history of chipotle chiles is rich and flavorful

Food Daily, Aug. 26, 2012 12:15 PM

Hoja Santa

A story of the sacred Mexican root beer leaf pepper plant

Food Daily, Aug. 24, 2012 9:11 AM

Franklin BBQ Feast With Steven Raichlen

Mick Vann introduces Steven Raichlen to Franklin BBQ

Food Daily, Aug. 16, 2012 2:42 PM

Steven Raichlen Riffing on Ribs

Esteemed barbecue master speaks on the history of grilling

Food Feature, Aug. 9, 2012

Best Ribs Ever: A Barbecue Bible Cookbook

Barbecue rib cookbook is loaded with international flavor

Food Feature, Aug. 9, 2012

Tubular Tradition

Sausage stuffed the good ol' fashioned way

Food Feature, Jul. 26, 2012

Mediterranean Chef Cafe

The same delicious, exotic foods offered by the Mediterranean Chef brand taste even better when sampled in its Cafe

Food Review, Jul. 12, 2012

Chen Z Hot Pot and Noodle Bar

Fresh ingredients and generous portions highlight this noodle bar

Food Review, Jun. 14, 2012

'Charred & Scruffed' Review

Chef Lang roughs, scruffs, and spackles his way to grilled perfection

Food Daily, Jun. 6, 2012 1:51 PM

Memories of Philippine Kitchens

Food Feature, May. 31, 2012

Eat With Your Hands

Food Feature, May. 31, 2012

Chago's Caribbean Cafe

Hungry for Puerto Rican classics? Head north – well, to North Lamar.

Food Review, May. 3, 2012

Vaca y Vino

Food Feature, Apr. 19, 2012

Ready, Set, Fire!

The young guns of Austin barbecue

Food Feature, Mar. 8, 2012

Ready, Set, Fire!

The young guns of Austin barbecue

Food Feature, Mar. 8, 2012

Ready, Set, Fire!

The young guns of Austin barbecue

Food Feature, Mar. 8, 2012

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