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Jessica Dupuy

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Jessica Dupuy is a freelance writer who has written for National Geographic Traveler, Imbibe, the Hollywood Reporter, Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, Fodor’s Travel Publications, and a number of Austin publications. She has also written Uchi: The Cookbook, a cookbook about one of the nation’s most renowned sushi restaurants in conjunction with Executive Chef Tyson Cole and The Salt Lick Cookbook, a cookbook on the iconic Texas barbecue restaurant.

A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Dupuy’s favorite writing pursuits are about the things she loves most in life: food, travel and the outdoors. Dupuy lives in Austin with her husband, her two Duck Tolling retrievers, and her son, Gus. She enjoys cooking, traveling, triathlons, and fly-fishing and is a member of Les Dames D’Escoffier-Austin, Foodways Texas, and is on the Advisory Board for the Texas Wine and Food Foundation. To read more from Jessica Dupuy, see

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Celebrity Chef Overload

Houston star chefs showcase diversity at upcoming Austin Food & Wine Festival

By Jessica Dupuy

A star-studded Texas lineup decorates the playbill for the third annual Austin Food & Wine Festival, not to mention a whole host of new events, demos and interactive cooking showcases. This ...

Travel and Dining

Go west for great food in the Texas capital: Austin's best new restaurants

By Jessica Dupuy

Editor's note: Since many Houstonians travel to Austin regularly, we are publishing this article from our sister site, CultureMap Austin, that details the best new restaurants in the Texas ...

Drink Up!

Port cocktails add unconventional twist to New Year's parties — or any social occasion

By Jessica Dupuy

When it comes to port, gone are the days of gentlemen adjourning from a dinner table and settling into a smoking room to enjoy a cigar and a delicate, thimble-sized ...

Holiday Wine Secrets

Bring the wine: Six great choices that complement your holiday meal

By Jessica Dupuy

Thanksgiving is often one of the hardest meals for pairing wine simply because of the vast array of flavors served across the buffet table. Christmas is a close second, though ...

Love Wine, will travel

Insider's Guide to Napa: How to make the most of your visit to California wine country

By Jessica Dupuy

When it comes to wine regions in America, Napa is king. You can have that idyllic experience — driving winding roads along the sea of vineyards, stopping in for tastings and ...

Indie Food Fest

Austin's first-ever Indie Chefs Week spotlights next generation of great chefs, including two with Houston ties

By Jessica Dupuy

The holiday season has come and gone, and New Year’s Eve is but a faint glimmer of fireworks and champagne. Now it’s time to set your appetite on ...

world travel

An Irish homecoming: Revisiting the past with an American holiday on the Emerald Isle

By Jessica Dupuy

This Thanksgiving, rather than following my normal routine of gathering with family and celebrating at home, I spent the holiday celebrating a different sort of homecoming — in Ireland. I lived ...

High/low Holiday Wines

10 great holiday wines — from sparkling to dessert — that won't bust your budget

By Jessica Dupuy, Matt McGinnis

Looking for the perfect holiday wine? If you need a little help, and you're willing to take the advice of two relatively well-informed wine enthusiasts, then look no further ...

Colorado Getaway

Hard to get to, easy to love: Telluride offers a real Rocky Mountain high

By Jessica Dupuy

I didn’t want to like Telluride. Like a lot of Texans, I’ve spent many years escaping to Colorado to fly fish and beat the summer heat. Sometimes I ...

A Conversation with Qui

Top Chef & James Beard winner Paul Qui talks about Uchi's Houston success & the quest for a Michelin star

By Jessica Dupuy

Just when it didn’t seem things could get any better for Paul Qui and his compatriots of Uchiko and Uchi, the Top Chef: Texas winner —who also has an ...

Summer Mountain Retreat

Who needs snow? Summer is the perfect time to beat the Houston heat and head for Vail

By Jessica Dupuy

Ski season may be at its end, but that's no reason to put ski resorts out of your mind. In fact, if you’re like me, you look more ...

New year, new you

Snap Commitment: 21-day plan reinforces healthy eating habits

By Jessica Dupuy

We’re already well along into the new year, I can’t believe it. Especially having just completed the 21-day Snap Commit program kicked off by a full day of ...

New Year, New You

It's a Snap: One-day juicing program kicks off quest for a healthier new year

By Jessica Dupuy

In the new year, as many people resolve to do any number of self-improving endeavors, from exercising more and eating better to drinking less and finding a more peaceful balance ...

On Whole Foods Thrive network

Cookbook author Karen Morgan offers good-tasting gluten-free alternatives to conventional baking

By Jessica Dupuy

In recent years you've no doubt noticed an increase in restaurant menus, grocery store aisles, and bakery cases that offer gluten-free products.  What's the big deal? Is it ...

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