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Rising Stars of Chocolate Bars
Meet Austin's newest chocolate artisans, Crave Artisan Chocolate and the Chocolate Makers Studio
"...The international renaissance in artisan chocolates has been slow to take hold in Austin..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Antonelli's Cheese House Hosts Pop-Up Chocolate Shop
Chocolatier Steven Lawrence has bars, sipping chocolates, truffles
"...with their quest to showcase the finest in local artisan foods, cheesemongers John and Kendall Antonelli are hosting a..."

Nov. 16, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Chocolate Renaissance
The Food staff recommends local and online chocolate retailers for Valentine's Day
"...Human beings have always recognized chocolate as something extraordinary. In ancient times, the Olmec, Mayan,..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

A Visit with Madame Cocoa
Local chocolate maven loves to share her knowledge
"...Her kitchen is a world of chocolate. Laid out on the table are brightly wrapped bars..."

Jan. 19, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

First Look: Delysia Chocolatier
New facility makes chocolate production chic
"...virtue of passion. Her award-winning line of sophisticated Delysia chocolates will now have the opportunity for wider acclaim with..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Top 10 Sweet Bites
"...Meatopia The moist bacon-fat brownie and crisp bacon and chocolate chip cookies washed down with shots of iced horchata..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Chocolate and the surprising tang of dill pickle popcorn: Need we say more?
"...all the revelations about the healthy attributes of real chocolate and the recent surge in the fine-chocolate market, the..."

May 4, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
Chocolate beer, pecan gelato, and lots of sausage
"...and Scholz Bier Garten. We tried all the sausages; artisan and commercial, coarse and fine grind, and I have..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
Martial artist Tony Jaa directs himself in this follow-up film that still delivers the moves but lacks a coherent story.
"...good a director and storyteller as he was an artisan of fisticuffs, this directorial debut from Jaa (with Rittikrai,..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Bitter and the Sweet
How Delysia Chocolatier built their brand
"...A year before Nicole Patel finally opened the chocolate factory of her dreams, she found herself sitting on..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Raising the Bar
Local brand takes chocolate-making SRSLY
"...It's no surprise when people moon over chocolate. After all, everything from its rich taste and smooth..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Food Feature by Amira Jensen

Wining and dining
"...the people and the space. Craig owns a local artisan chocolate company, Crave Chocolates, while Thurwachter is currently a..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

More stops on Austin's culinary map
"...The prize recognizes work by "artists, writers, scholars, food artisans, cooks, or farmers whose work in the American South..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Painting the town red
"...• Local chocolatiers Chocolaterie Tessa (7425 Burnet Rd.), Maggie Louise Confections (1017 E...."

Feb. 12, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Vegan Shop Rebel Cheese Is More Than Just Good Taste
Mueller's artisan cheese spot offers food for a cause
"...from Portland, River­del from New York City, and other artisan vegan cheese from across the country. Zwar says, "Rebel..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Food Feature by Alisha McDarris

Gelato World Tour in Austin
Italians on a mission to share gelato with the world
"...This time, they've shared another of their wonderful Italian artisan foods in hopes that more of us will open..."

May 15, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Cookbook review: Baked Elements
Bakery owners share recipes based on their ten favorite ingredients.
"...Renato Poliafito are the owners of Baked, a popular artisan bakery in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. Their..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
June 1-7
"...consider a three-day professional workshop on Plated Desserts & Artisan Chocolate taught by renowned French pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer,..."

June 1, 2007 Food Column

Corazon at Castle Hill to Close May 2
Seminal Nineties eatery had powerful impact on Austin dining scene
"...chef, Edis Rezende, who went on to open an artisan chocolate company, Edis' Chocolates (3808 Spicewood Springs Rd.) in..."

March 4, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Glutard Girl: Life After Beer
What's next?
"...graduate school: a whole 29 days of coconut, dark chocolate, blueberry, and java stout. It was pint-sized heaven. Now,..."

May 6, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

A Baker's Dozen
Gifts for the Kneady
"...are primarily in pastry making, the recent renaissance of artisan bread baking has inspired me to bake bread more..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Texas finalists in the Gallo Family Vineyards Gold Medal Awards, the Loft Bar at Finn & Porter debuts new menu, another Lamberts, and more
"...finalists for the third annual Gold Medal Awards for artisan food products. Of the 274 finalists, 13 are Texas..."

March 28, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

A Baker's Half-Dozen
The best books of the season on breads, pastries, and desserts
"...Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales From a Life in Chocolate (Artisan, $35): Finally having another book from Bay-area chocolate..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Whisks Up
The Way To Cook
" Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (Workman/Artisan, $35 hard)..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Food Feature

Austin Food and Wine Festival Bites: Part One
Savory tidbits and sweet treats
" always. My favorite savory bite from a local artisan vendor was the chile lime pistachios from AustiNuts –..."

April 28, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

When it comes to Valentine's Day, those who don't get it are not going to get it
"...three cakes in heart shapes, including a flourless, gluten-free chocolate delight. Their most popular item this year is jeweled..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Count the Blessings
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival at 25
"...Texas roots, but Saveur’s championship of authentic regional and artisanal foods offered welcome encouragement and exposure to Texas producers...."

April 16, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Debuts Beer List
The Texas-only beer celebration returns to Austin
"...Brewing Cooperative Austin Renewal Tamarind Wheat Ale 5 Stones Artisan Brewery Cibolo Melo Rainbow Saison 5 Stones Artisan Brewery..."

Sept. 1, 2016 Food Post by Eric Puga

First Look: Kettle & Brine
A chic new take on culinary retail
"...addition to shelves featuring a small, inviting array of artisan food items. Look for Great Bean chocolate bars, packages..."

Nov. 12, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...isn't willing to push the flavor envelope where her chocolate creations are concerned. When Delysia Chocolatier makes a appearance..."

May 16, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

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