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April 18th, 2013

Girl Flour!

Rub aprons with some of the female rising stars of the culinary world.

Whether it's the just-dark-enough chocolate tort or a salad that doesn't taste nearly as healthy as it is, sometimes you just know there's a woman behind the dish you're indulging in. Meet some of the nation's top female food personalities (pictured, clockwise) at Food & Wine mag's Austin Food & Wine Festival, where DFW chefs like Tre Wilcox, Tim Love and Blaine Staniford are also bringing the heat. 

Jodi Elliott | The Texan has baked her way through acclaimed restaurants like Per Se and was just voted the nation's Best New Pastry Chef by the readers of Food & Wine for her work at Austin's Foreign & Domestic.

June Rodil | The wine and spirits expert was named Best New Sommelier 2011 by Wine & Spirits Magazine. She's worked at hailed Austin eateries Uchi and Uchiko and just took a manager position at Paul Qui's flagship restaurant, Qui.

Christina Tosi | The winner of the 2012 Rising Star Chef award from James Beard is the owner of the critically acclaimed Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC. Thie talent has been featured on Martha Stewart, Live with Regis & Kelly, and Conan.

Jamie Zelko | She's earned headlines for her commitment to sustainable cuisine at Houston's Bistro Zelko. Already awarded Star Sustainable Chef and Sustainable Restaurateur by the media, she's just barely 30 years old.

Laura Sawicki | Laura is the pastry chef for the James Beard-nominated La Condesa, now in both Austin and Napa. Laura's whimsical creations have earned her national applause and local loyalty.

Sarah Grueneberg | After learning to cooking from her grandparents, the Houston native was named youngest sous chef at Brennan's. She's moved on to Chicago's acclaimed Spiaggia and was runner up on Top Chef Texas.


VeuveCheers to the Veuve Clicquot Airstream, in Dallas today, April 19, from 4 - 8 p.m. at Saint Ann. Stop by for pétanque tourneys, live music and flowing bubbles.

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