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November 21, 2014

Texas Grape Grower Opens His Own Winery

High Plains grape grower, Andy Timmons of Lost Draw Vineyards has fast become a leading force in the Texas wine industry, and now he’s opening his own winery. We talk grapes, technology, wine and how to take Texas to a new chapter in American winemaking. 

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August 15, 2014

You Can Take the Chef Out of Texas . . .

Amy Ferguson, who has lived in Hawaii for decades now but was instrumental in the development of the Southwestern cuisine culinary movement, talks about reading "Larousse Gastronomique" as a kid, encountering celebrity at a young age, and that time Julia Child kindly told her "you don't know anything."

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April 24, 2014

Rick Bayless: Tex-Mex Versus Mexican Cuisine

This weekend, a group of acclaimed food and beverage personalities will flock to Austin for the third annual Austin Food & Wine Festival, including celebrity chef Rick Bayless of Top Chef Masters fame and the famed PBS series Mexico: One Plate at a Time. Below, Bayless delves into Tex-Mex versus Mexican

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April 17, 2014

A Frozen Week for Texas Vineyards

While many Texans were up late watching the Blood Moons, grape growers in the High Plains and the Hill Country spent their nights tending vines and hoping for the best. Both regions experienced below-freezing temperatures Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, and late spring freezes like these are the sort of

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April 17, 2014

A Feast to Honor Mexican Food Queen Diana Kennedy

If your Saturday evening is open and you live in Austin, you can still get tickets for a four-course dinner that will be prepared by four Austin chefs to help raise funds for a film chronicling the life and work of Diana Kennedy, the 91-year-old James Beard award-winning cookbook author

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March 24, 2014

9 Texas Chefs Up for the People’s Best New Chef Award

Food & Wine magazine released their annual The People’s Best New Chef ballots this morning, and an impressive number of Texas chefs are featured in the virtual competition.Justin Yu of Oxheart (Houston), Terrence Gallivan & Seth Siegel-Gardner of The Pass & Provisions (Houston), Matt Clouser of Swift’s Attic (Austin),

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December 9, 2013

A Q&A With Rene Ortiz

Former La Condesa and Sway chef Rene Ortiz discusses his latest project, including Laundrette (an upscale café-grocery) and the Angry Bear (classic Chinese takeout).

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November 1, 2013

La Condesa and Sway Move Forward

Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki, the acclaimed chefs from La Condesa and Sway, exited the acclaimed restaurants to pursue other unnamed interests. We spoke to the new executive chef at La Condesa and heard his plans for the restaurant's future.  

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October 9, 2013

The Kolache Is Enjoying Its Fifteen Minutes of Fame

“This isn’t a fad. This isn’t a cronut.” So says one of the people interviewed for this New York Times story on the kolache, the traditional Czech pastry filled with fruit, sausage, or cheese. Headlined “The Kolache: Czech-Tex Road Food,” the Dining section feature looks at the growing statewide