Daily Food: Cookbook Reviews
Some for Keeping
I've long since learned it's necessary to find homes for the myriad cookbooks that come my way every year. Once they've been considered for review, it's either that or find a bigger house.

2:30PM Mon. Dec. 22, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Gift Guide: Local Flavor
Used to be that local cookbooks were little more than a few typewritten pages held together with plastic binding and bookended with the stray observations of women named Viola and Ima Jean. We've come a long way.

2:20PM Mon. Dec. 8, 2014, Brandon Watson and Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Brooklyn's Star Bakers in Austin
Passionate self-taught bakers Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga met in a food-focused Brooklyn book club in 2009 and immediately recognized each other as kindred spirits. They launched Ovenly as a wholesale business in 2010 and grew it into a wildly popular bakery in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood by 2012.

11:00AM Tue. Dec. 2, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival: Fresh Cookbooks
The cooking tent at this weekend's Texas Book Festival is offering up one of the most enticing menus in recent years. The bill of fare includes appearances by a nationally known author, an international culinary star, and several homegrown Texas food experts.

10:30AM Fri. Oct. 24, 2014, Virginia B. Wood and Mick Vann Read More | Comment »

Chef Francis Mallmann Brings Fire to Austin
Internationally renowned Argentine chef and live-fire cooking guru Francis Mallmann brings his outdoor cooking fire pits to Austin again this week, celebrating Central Market's 20th Anniversary at a sold-out party on Thursday night and promoting a new cookbook in the bargain.

1:00PM Wed. Sep. 24, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Grocery Store Heaven
Like any debutante with a long, respectable Texas pedigree and family branches in all the state's major cities, Central Market celebrates its birthday with two weeks of events starting on Sept. 10 and culminating in a festive gala outside the flagship store on Sept. 25.

3:30PM Thu. Sep. 4, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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Chefs Get 'Away From the Kitchen' and Share Their Passion
Never has our culture been so enamored with the romantic notions of a chef's life inside, and away from, the kitchen. Our favorites have gained celebrity status, and we hunger for tidbits – the glory as well as the grit and grime – behind the scenes of the imagined idyllic lives we so envy.

11:30AM Tue. Jun. 17, 2014, Maggie Perkins Read More | Comment »

'Extra Virgin' Evokes a Passion for Food
Those of us who call ourselves “foodies” are fond of a well-photographed cookbook. The gloriously lit, artfully arranged photos sing to us, enticing us, and the perfect selection of ingredients invite us to stay. A new book by husband and wife team Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar transports us to Tuscany.

12:30PM Wed. Jun. 11, 2014, Maggie Perkins Read More | Comment »

Celebrate National Doughnut Day DIY-Style
First there were cupcakes, then buttercream-filled macarons. More recently, the Cronut has taken center stage in the realm of sugary treats. It may be impossible to predict what the next confectionary craze will be, but I am thinking that it’s time for the artisanal doughnut craze to hit Austin.

12:05PM Fri. Jun. 6, 2014, Rachel Feit Read More | Comment »

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