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'Chef' Film Opens Today in Austin
In-depth research with consulting chefs adds realism to movie
"...Though Jon Favreau's film Chef debuted in Austin at the South by Southwest Film..."

May 23, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Beetnik Foods Celebrates First Anniversary with Chef Throwdown
Chef David Perkins challenges Chef Kyle McKinney of Barley Swine
"...are celebrating their first anniversary and raising their public profile with a party and beef shin cook-off...."

Aug. 28, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

TRACE's New Chef: Ben Hightower
Louisiana Boy Heads Up the W Hotel's Signature Restaurant
"...Chef Hargrove, who was in charge at the time of..."

June 20, 2012 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Ramen Heads
What's cooking in the world's greatest ramen shops?
"...Barista, Somm), the mission-driven food doc (Food, Inc.), the chef profile (I Like Killing Flies, Jiro Dreams of Sushi,..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Quest of Alain Ducasse
Adoring profile of great chef is oddly flavorless.
"...meal for 150 diplomats, you call Alain Ducasse. A chef with more Michelin stars to his name than he..."

June 22, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Valentine's Pairs
The Chronicle finds out what Austin pastry chef couples are creating for each other
"...When local pastry chef couple Philip Speer and Callie Whigham married several months..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Dynamic Duo Cooking at El Naranjo
Award-winning Mexican chefs present cuisines of Oaxaca, Veracruz
"...Although the high-profile Fiestas Patrias dinners and cooking classes scheduled over the..."

Sept. 18, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Fonda San Miguel Co-Founder Miguel Ravago Dies at 72
Chef brought Interior Mexican cuisine to Austin
"...most influential figures this weekend with the death of chef Miguel Ravago, the co-founder (along with Tom Gilliland) of..."

June 26, 2017 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Erica Waksmunski's Got a Brand New Bag
Red Star Southern chef returns to pastries
"...this year, Erica Waksmunski walked away from a high profile pastry chef position in order to start the Red..."

Oct. 27, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Paggi House Closed; Garrido's Sold
Two popular eateries close for good this weekend
"...Two high-profile central city eateries will close within 24 hours of..."

May 24, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Censure of Attention
Coyote Cafe's High Profile Cuisine
"...Type. Chile head and renowned chef Mark Miller created plenty of it when he brought..."

Jan. 12, 1996 Food Feature

Citywide 86'd: The Fourth and Final Qualifying Round
Championship scheduled for June 17
"...loudspeaker crackles, and the ominous monotone of the Uchiko chef's voices comes out of it: "Now hear this, you..."

May 24, 2013 Food Post by Carly Yansak

SXSW: Food Criticism in the Digital Age
How blogging and social media are killing and saving critics
"...of a beefed-up Interactive food program, a panel of high-profile food critics gathered to discuss the particular challenges of..."

March 17, 2015 SXSW Post by Melanie Haupt

The Whole Woman
The profound underexposure of women among Austin's food luminaries causes one to wonder whether a certain locker-room mentality still prevails in kitchens around the city.
"...A few weeks ago, Austin pastry chef Lisa Fox was chatting with a successful New York..."

May 5, 2000 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Life Is Sweet
Three talented restaurant professionals run the show at LaV
"...provide just the right blend of personality counterpoints. Exec­ut­ive Chef Allison Jenkins is bookish and somewhat reserved; she once..."

May 9, 2014 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Josh Watkins and Carillon Team Are Barbecue Champs!
Local team wins top prizes at first year barbecue event in NYC
"...first ever Smoke@ICC competition kicked off the 8th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress. The invitation-only event featured teams from..."

Oct. 1, 2013 Food Post by Elizabeth Childers

Review: Emmer & Rye
Rainey newcomer gets everything down to the detail
" visit. The multifaceted concept may make writing a profile of the restaurant difficult, but it makes reviewing it..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
"...Profile D: Timur Bekmambetov Looking to investigate recruitment techniques of..."

Jan. 31, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...• Chefs and restaurateurs Emmett and Lisa Fox advise us they'll..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Wine Enthusiast
June Rodil's passion for wine has shaped her career and the way Austin drinks
"...After two years there, she made a high-profile, career-changing jump to director of operations for Paul Qui's..."

June 27, 2014 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

"...while since we had a whole column full of chef news, but here we go. First up, an important..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

From the Bistro to the Beard
Austinite Shawn Cirkiel makes a pilgrimage to the home of American gastronomy, the James Beard House in New York.
"...influenced two generations of American home cooks and professional chefs. After Beard's death, his dear friends Julia Child and..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Virginia B. Wood thought her previous column about local chef changes was pretty comprehensive until the last few days of January, when all kinds of newsworthy information began pouring in via phone, fax, and e-mail.
"...I thought last week's column about local chef changes was pretty comprehensive until the last few days..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival is not sexist; the city/Bradley settlement bodes poorly for Barton Springs; golf courses pay their way; and more reader mail.
"...the restaurants are listed by restaurant name, not by chef. Restaurants are selected in order of preference by city,..."

March 24, 2000 Column

Top Ten Food Stories of 1997
Best Bites of 1997
"...was enough to make you dizzy, what with some high-profile closings -- Coyote Cafe, Brio downtown -- and major..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Appetite for Reading
A Summer Spread of Captivating Cookbooks
"...sacred moments of everyday life." Sample, for instance, the profile of Guilia Tondo, who has homes in Viterbo and..."

June 13, 1997 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

If It Ain't Bruch, Don't Fix It
Just a drummer from Iowa? Just a culinary badass? Hold his beer.
"...that, in addition to his percussion skills and the high-profile gigs those skills get him, he’s also a culinary..."

Dec. 21, 2017 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Virginia contemplates Austin's April foodie marathon
"...Foundation has shined very well-deserved recognition on two local chefs. Bryce Gilmore, chef/owner of Barley Swine, is one of..."

April 5, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Chef stuff and tube news
"...Chef News Two chef instructors at the Texas Culinary Academy..."

July 28, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Star Billing
What is Star Canyon without its creator, Stephan Pyles?
"...of upscale chains based on the restaurants of celebrity chefs/restaurateurs. These hip, trendy fine-dining outlets begin in places like..."

July 20, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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