Cooking Tent Demos


by Thinkstock.com

We want the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival to stick with you long after the doors close, but we are not talking about heartburn. We asked two of Austin's leading chefs and one of San Antonio's brightest to come up with hot sauce-inspired recipes especially for the event. They more than delivered, creating dishes that live up to each of the creators' culinary talents that can be easily made in your home kitchen.


Noon-12:30pm

Chef Joe Anguiano's career has spanned from Water Grill in Los Angeles, Le Cirque 2000 in New York, to Zuberoa in Spain. Anguiano was the executive chef at Eleven Plates & Wine in Davenport Village before moving to Austin to open the First Plates award-winning VOX Table.


12:45-1:15pm

Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas of El Alma and Alcomar has been a light in Austin's culinary scene for over 20 years. Originally from Mexico City, Alcocer-Thomas studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris before moving to Austin in 1989, working at Jeffrey's, Fonda San Miguel, and Tacos & Tequila before being named the executive chef of the El Chile group in 2011. Today, she helms two restaurants that share her name: El Alma, traditional Interior Mexican cuisine made with classic technique, and the First Plates award-winning Alcomar – a concept with El Chile chef Jeff Martinez inspired by the regional dishes of the Mexican coastline.


1:30-2pm

Chef Lorenzo Morales is one of the most respected chefs in the San Antonio hospitality scene, with stints as the executive chef of the Old Main Association and as the sous chef of Arcade Midtown Kitchen, formerly located at the Pearl. His latest venture, Jazz, TX, will be a music venue in the Pearl focusing on Texas roots music like jazz, blues, big band, Texas swing, salsa, conjunto, and Americana. Morales' cuisine will play on that same heritage, providing innovative twists on classic Lone Star fare.


The 26th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival takes place Sunday, Aug. 21, 11am-5pm, at Fiesta Gardens (2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.).

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
MORE Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Welcome to the 28th Annual Hot Sauce Festival
Welcome to the 28th Annual Hot Sauce Festival
The heat is on

Jessi Cape, Aug. 24, 2018

Celebrity Judges
Celebrity Judges
This year’s distinguished panel of judges includes ...

Aug. 24, 2018

More by Brandon Watson
My Obsession: Therapy With Nineties Supermodels
My Obsession: Therapy With Nineties Supermodels
Escape via the long gay tradition of diva worship

Sept. 15, 2017

Review: Holy Roller
Review: Holy Roller
The personal is edible at Callie Speer’s new hot spot

Sept. 8, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Joe Anguiano, VOX Table, el Burro, Lorenzo Morales, Jazz, TX, Alma Alcocer-Thomas, Alcomar, El Alma

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle