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Kristi Willis

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Kristi Willis is a freelance writer who writes about food and technology, sometimes together, for Edible Austin, Austin Woman and other publications.  She also pens two blogs, Kristi’s Farm to Table and Ditch the Box, and serves as the Food Writing Ambassador for Evernote.

Twitter: kristifarm2tbl



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Citywide 86'd

These 4 future top Austin chefs impress with culinary creativity

By Kristi Willis

Three chefs are standing around prep tables in the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts kitchen staring at bright yellow cartons holding marshmallow candies. Someone in the crowd voices what ...

Rockin' Tacos

Celebrity chefs dish up rockin' tacos at Austin Food + Wine Festival

By Kristi Willis

Notable chefs from across the country arrive in Austin this week to wow crowds with their innovative culinary techniques at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Familiar faces from Bravo’s ...

Italic Preview

First taste of Italic: New rustic Italian restaurant opening soon in downtown Austin

By Kristi Willis

Italic, the Italian endeavor from the ELM Restaurant group (24 Diner, Arro, Easy Tiger), is just a few short weeks away from opening its doors at Sixth and Colorado streets ...

Culinary Resource

Paul Qui gets real about failure, passion and the satisfaction of cooking

By Kristi Willis

In an emotional and candid conversation with 600 high school culinary arts students from Central Texas high schools, James Beard award-winning chef Paul Qui of Qui and East Side King ...

Texas Wine Recommendations

5 local sommeliers fill you in on the best Texas wines

By Kristi Willis

With a focus on Texas-grown grapes and embracing varietals more suited for the often extreme weather, Texas wineries have been racking up accolades and awards, as well as earning a ...

North Austin Culinary Explosion

Anderson and Burnet culinary corridor heats up with 2 new restaurants

By Kristi Willis

When people debate culinary hot spots in Austin, the Anderson/Burnet corridor is not typically at the top of the list. The neighborhood has a few mainstays like Bartlett’s ...

Round Rock Roundup

These locally owned restaurants make the drive to Round Rock worth the trip

By Kristi Willis

Round Rock may not be the food capital of Texas yet, but it's getting a good start. Grabbing dinner with a friend or meeting a colleague for lunch in ...

Dai Due Due Date

Dai Due brings al fresco dining and butcher shop to new Manor Road space

By Kristi Willis

For eight years, Dai Due Butcher Shop and Supper Club has served breakfast and lunch at local farmers markets and prix fixe dinners at eclectic venues around town. It has ...

Culinary De-fights

From Corn Pops to live fish: Chefs compete in battle of culinary creativity at Citywide 86'd

By Kristi Willis

Early on a Saturday morning at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, the kitchen is packed with people waiting anxiously for shopping bags to be opened. Chef Philip Speer ...

Maifest German Beer Festival

Toast the season in true German style at Austin's own Maifest celebration

By Kristi Willis

Grab your lederhosen and beer stein and head to Saengerrude to embrace the waning days of spring in true German fashion. This weekend, Austin Saengerrunde will toast to the season ...

Rock Your Taco

Top chefs battle for the Rock Your Taco title — and the results are delicious

By Kristi Willis

Saturday's Rock Your Taco battle at the Austin Food & Wine Festival was a full on food fight. The smack talk started days before with participating chefs vowing to take ...

Live Fire! Returns

23 Texas chefs prepare for beef showdown at the Salt Lick Pavilion

By Kristi Willis

What do you get when you take 23 chefs, give them a whole lot of beef and add some flame? Austin Food and Wine Alliance’s fourth annual festival of ...

2014 Best Chef Nominees

Austin's best chefs revealed: Culinary stars nominated for CultureMap Tastemaker Award

By Kristi Willis

Austin is chockfull of talented chefs who serve up their culinary flare from food trucks to fine dining restaurants. Our panel of respected judges have selected an eclectic mix of ...

Farming Our Backyard

East side farms open their doors — and fields — for the East Austin Urban Farm Tour

By Kristi Willis

Living in Austin, we can enjoy farm life without ever leaving the city limits. On Sunday, April 13, four vibrant farms in the heart of the city will play host ...

Culinary Matchmaking

Culinary matchmaking: Forager Valerie Broussard on connecting local chefs and farmers

By Kristi Willis

When you think of matchmakers, you think of dating, but in the culinary world, foragers like Austinite Valerie Broussard serve as the liaison between small farmers, producers and chefs. Drawing ...

Vaca y Vino Barbecue

Vaca y Vino returns to Wimberley for third annual whole steer barbecue

By Kristi Willis

Chef Lou Lambert is an undeniable barbecue master and this weekend he will show off his skills as he roasts a 1,200-pound steer at the 3rd Annual Vaca y ...

Food for Thought

Chefs and farmers tackle the future of Lone Star food at Foodways Texas Symposium

By Kristi Willis

Whether its the prized Rio Star grapefruit, delicate Texmati rice or one of our award-wining wines, Texans have plenty to brag about when it comes to producing great food. Recently ...

Austin Chefs at SXSW

Austin's top chefs dish on the do-it-yourself culinary movement

By Kristi Willis

A large crowd of food enthusiasts braved the rain and cold wind Saturday to huddle under the tent at The Blackheart and hear Austin chefs Ned Elliott of Foreign and ...

The Wait Is Over

A portal to Provence: laV brings rustic French elegance to East Austin

By Kristi Willis

As you walk up to the entrance at laV, you know you are entering some place special. The olive trees and lavender lining the sidewalk offer the welcoming signs of ...

Dripping Springs Scene

Drink and dine your way through these Dripping Springs hot spots

By Kristi Willis

If you had told me two years ago that I’d be hanging out in Dripping Springs on the weekends, I would have scoffed at you. Lo’ and behold, my ...

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