About Me

My name is Kathryn Hutchison. I started this blog in 2003 as a way to stay in touch with friends and family when I moved to Austin.  Now I write mostly about the things I eat and cook, with a special focus on using local and sustainably produced ingredients.

I live in Crestview in a tiny apartment with my husband, our dog and two cats. Sometimes my husband and dog wear matching clothes.

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Copyright and Usage Guidelines

The material on The Austin Gastronomist is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Anyone is free to copy the material and use it in any non-commercial way. However, if the material is used, it may not be altered. If you choose to copy the work here and post it on your own site or elsewhere, a link to The Austin Gastronomist must be included. This link should be to the original article and contain the anchor text “The Austin Gastronomist.”

Comment Policy

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Disclosures and Advertising

The Austin Gastronomist is a personal blog written and edited by Kathryn Hutchison. For questions about this blog, please contact Kathryn at AustinGastronomist (at) gmail (dot) com.

Most things reviewed, endorsed, or suggested on this blog are either free to everyone or purchased by the reviewer at the normal market price. On the rare occasion a gifted or complementary product is reviewed that fact will be disclosed explicitly in the review, and the Austin Gastronomist maintains full editorial rights for content. Sponsored posts will be disclosed as such.

This blog does not accept paid advertising. Occasionally, WordPress advertisements appear on this page and all WordPress published content. The Austin Gastronomist does not receive compensation for those advertisements.

Giveaway Rules:

Unless otherwise stated these are the terms and rules for entering giveaways on The Austin Gastronomist: Giveaways are open to United States Residents 18 years of age and older. All entries must be made in the comments or by subscribing to the blog. Entries via email or any other means will not be accepted or counted. Winners are always selected via Random.org Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected. Giveaway Winners will be posted to the Austin Gastronomist on the original giveaway post at the time and date specified in the post.