austin food and wine festival

Video: Austin Chef Lawrence Kocurek Explains Duck Bacon, Healthy Migas

Trace at W Austin's chef gets clever with meat, veg
Aug 21, 2014 11:00 am

We're featuring Q&As from our Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival this past spring, with video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is Lawrence Kocurek, chef de cuisine at Trace at the W Austin, talking duck bacon, healthy migas and homegrown escargot.

Video: Tim Love Talks 'Restaurant Startup,' His New TV Show On CNBC

Show with Joe Bastianich premieres next week
Jul 2, 2014 10:00 am

We are featuring Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, including video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is festival co-founder and Texas chef/restaurateur Tim Love. 

Georgia Pellegrini Says We Should All Be Eating Squirrel

The 'Girl Hunter' and chef offers creative advice
Jun 19, 2014 10:00 am

We are featuring Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, including video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is Georgia Pellegrini, the hunter, chef, TV personality, travel guide and author of three books, including Girl Hunter and the recent Modern Pioneering

Comedian Dan Soder On How 'Budtenders' Are Like Weed's Evil Mixologists

A hint of paranoia with heightened appetite
Jun 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Comedian Dan Soder says that legalized marijuana in Colorado has led to a pretentious class of dispensary dealers who call themselves "budtenders." Here, he mock-complains, plus gives his take on dating in restaurants, foodie comedians and more. 

John Currence Traces Bourbon's Popularity To The Southern Food Renaissance

It's all about history, people
Jun 4, 2014 10:00 am

We are featuring Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, along with video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is John Currence, the chef and restaurateur behind City Grocery and other fine Oxford, Mississippi establishments, who dishes out the reasons why everyone's now so obsessed with Southern food.

Comedian Joe Mande On The Problem Of Being High At Qui

And touring with Aziz Ansari, comedy mixtapes, more
Jun 2, 2014 10:00 am
Joe Mande photo
Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

In the coming months, we'll feature Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival and Moontower Comedy Festival, featuring video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up, Joe Mande, a stand-up comedian who recently released the "comedy mixtape" Bitchface, and a writer for the NBC series Parks and Recreation, as well as a regular on The Nick Kroll Show

Please Don't Bother Matt McCallister While He's Plating

The Dallas chef behind FT33 thrives on art, silence
May 28, 2014 10:00 am
Matt McCallister of FT33 Dallas photo
Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

In the coming months, we'll feature Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, featuring video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. First up, Matt McCallister of FT33 in Dallas.

Scenes From Austin Food And Wine Festival's Taste Of Texas

Here are photos from last weekend's Texas throwdown
Apr 29, 2014 4:30 pm

This past weekend in the Texas capital, the Austin Food and Wine Festival returned for its third straight year, and by most accounts it was the strongest event so far. Maybe that's because the emphasis was less on nationally known celebrity chefs and more on Texas' dazzling display of culinary talents. The Friday night event, A Taste of Texas, showcased this class of young, emerging superstars, many of whom are featured in the photos here.

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