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MM Pack

MM Pack is a food writer/historian and private chef who divides her time between Austin and San Francisco. A regular contributor to The Austin Chronicle and Edible Austin, she’s been published in Gastronomica, The San Francisco Chronicle, Oxford Encyclopedia of Food & Drink in America, Nation’s Restaurant News, Scribner's Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, The Dictionary of Culinary Biography, and Southern Foodways Alliance’s Cornbread Nation 1.

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There and Back Again

NYC chef Tien Ho returns to Austin

Food Feature, Mar. 31, 2016

Speaking Volumes

The secret history of Austin's First Cookbook

Food Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

President of Austin LDEI Chapter Dies

Denice Woods led culinary service group during productive era

Food Daily, May. 20, 2014 12:30 PM

50 Foods: The Essentials of Good Taste

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Manresa: An Edible Reflection

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Red Wine Glazed Onions

Food Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Farmer's Daughter, Global Scholar

Food historian Rachel Laudan takes the long view

Food Feature, Oct. 17, 2013

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

As the hotel system's only official forager, Valerie Broussard brings chefs and farmers together at the W

Food Feature, Sep. 19, 2013

In the Wink of an Eye

An Austin slow-food pioneer celebrates a dozen years in operation

Food Feature, Jul. 11, 2013

Food: An Atlas

Food Feature, May. 30, 2013

How to Prepare a Possum: 19th Century Cuisine in Austin

Austin History Center exhibits local food history

Food Daily, May. 16, 2013 10:45 AM

Honey, I'm Home

The bees of Block 21 get busy on top of the W

Food Feature, May. 16, 2013

Kickin' It Old School: Historic Dining in the ATX

Food Feature, Mar. 13, 2013

Fresh at 75

Quality Seafood Market celebrates a milestone

Food Feature, Jan. 24, 2013

10 Best Bites of Local Charcuterie and Salumi

Food Feature, Jan. 4, 2013

Thirty Years of Texas Wine

Fall Creek Vineyards celebrates a milestone

Food Feature, Dec. 13, 2012

Glow: Tastes From a Tiny Boathouse

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

CookFight: 2 Cooks, 12 Chal­lenges, 125 Recipes, An Epic Battle for Kitchen Dominance

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Culinary Dream Team

Texas authors headline the book fest Cooking Tent

Food Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

Latin Flavors, American Kitchens Symposium at CIA San Antonio

Mexican Flavors from Austin Gardens: Matali and Hoja Santa

Food Daily, Oct. 11, 2012 10:12 PM

Chef Karey B. Johnson Brings Coastal Glow to Whole Foods Culinary Center

Rockport chef shares Gulf Coast flavors

Food Daily, Oct. 1, 2012 3:04 PM

Has Winning 'Top Chef' Changed Paul Qui?

MM Pack sits in on the media star's first local cooking class

Food Daily, Sep. 5, 2012 7:21 PM

Chile and Tomato Diaspora

The hot heard 'round the world

Food Feature, Aug. 23, 2012

Happy Birthday, Julia

Her Legacy Lives On

Food Daily, Aug. 17, 2012 11:30 AM

Hugo’s Media Tasting Party

A refreshing twist on classic Mexican dishes

Food Daily, Jul. 11, 2012 9:05 PM

Fritos® Pie: Stories, Recipes, and More

Food Feature, May. 31, 2012

Colonel Sanders and the American Dream

Food Feature, May. 31, 2012

Koock/Faulk Family Hospitality Lives On

Food Feature, May. 17, 2012

Hoover Alexander and the Soular Food Garden

A whole new take on soul food

Food Feature, Feb. 23, 2012

To Serve Man

Briggo: an Austin company at the crossroads of taste, technology, and social interaction

Food Feature, Jan. 19, 2012

The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America & the American South

A collection of cookbook gift ideas for 2011

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

An Everlasting Meal: Cooking With Economy and Grace

The best cookbook gift ideas for 2011

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2011


The mother of all peppers

Food Feature, Aug. 25, 2011

Radio Snack

Food on the airwaves in Austin

Food Feature, Jul. 14, 2011

A Brief History of Food Radio

How it all began

Food Feature, Jul. 14, 2011

Chef John Besh Visits Austin

He's always eager to share the South's traditions of food and hospitality

Food Feature, Jun. 2, 2011

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War

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

Food Feature, May. 26, 2011

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

Gabrielle Hamilton

Food Feature, May. 26, 2011

Savory Spice Shop

Taste what you want; buy what you need

Food Review, Mar. 24, 2011

DIY 2011

Food-swapping, Kate Payne, and The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking

Food Feature, Feb. 17, 2011

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