In the news: Loving LaV, new chef stamps and the weirdest chicken-cooking contraption you’ve ever seen

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The roasted chicken at LaV is one of the highlights of the menu. DEBORAH CANNON/Austin American-Statesman

Food news from around the pages of the Statesman:

The roasted chicken at LaV is one of the highlights of the menu. DEBORAH CANNON/Austin American-Statesman

The roasted chicken at LaV is one of the highlights of the menu.  DEBORAH CANNON/Austin American-Statesman

After back-to-back bombs, Matthew Odam proclaims LaV a shining star in the Austin restaurant scene thanks to the keen vision of chef Allison Jenkins and wine director Vilma Mazaite. A really nice review and some stunning images from Deborah Cannon.

This rotating chicken cooker is a creation of Argentina chef Francis Mallmann, who was in Austin for an event at Central Market. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/Austin American-Statesman

This rotating chicken cooker is a creation of Argentina chef Francis Mallmann, who was in Austin for an event at Central Market. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/Austin American-Statesman

Central Market hosted a big 20th anniversary celebration last night with famed fire cooking expert Francis Mallman, who creates some of the most elaborate cooking contraptions you’ve ever seen.

Austin brewers biking to Colorado.

Austin brewers biking to Colorado.

A team of brewers is biking to Colorado to raise money and awareness about prostate cancer. (And yes, they timed their arrival to the start of the Great American Beer Festival.)

The U.S. Postal Service's chef series.

The U.S. Postal Service’s chef series.

The U.S. Postal Service released a new line of stamps today honoring five revolutionary chefs: Julia Child, James Beard, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi.

 


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