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2000 Stories by Andy Broder

Archives: 2000 | 1999
  • Slice Capades

    published March 23, 2000

    The toasty sweet aroma of baking bread greets customers at the door of the WILLO Baking Company. Even after the baking is done, the kitchen air... More >>

  • Sour Grapes

    published March 16, 2000

    The first edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine devotes four pathetic little lines out of its 1,088 pages to the wines of Arizona.... More >>

  • Market Crash

    published March 9, 2000

    If you've ever been to a good farmers market, you know there's not one in Phoenix. Consider the Hollywood Farmers Market in Los Angeles. Four... More >>

  • Shelf-Help Group

    published March 2, 2000

    It was probably over 100 degrees in the shade. In fact, there wasn't much shade. The cook was making sourdough biscuits and boiled salt pork. If... More >>

  • Thai Score

    published February 24, 2000

    Royal Barge, 8140 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 480-443-1953. Hours: Lunch, Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, Tuesday through... More >>

  • Salt Rifle

    published February 24, 2000

    When I was growing up, my grandmother taught me never to "divorce the salt and pepper." Even though I thought she was a little eccentric, I was... More >>

  • The Lust Supper

    published February 17, 2000

    The lights are dim, and shadows hide the speaker's face. The voice is thin and strained. The tape is rolling and the confession begins. This... More >>

  • Chutney Swoop

    published February 10, 2000

    One of the best things about traveling is bringing back souvenirs. Not surprisingly, my favorite way to recapture vagabond moments is with... More >>

  • Candy, Darling

    published February 3, 2000

    A long time ago, in the jungles of Mexico, a Mayan or Olmec Indian discovered a ridged, football-shaped fruit. It was filled with white, mildly... More >>

  • Reading Between the Wines

    published January 27, 2000

    Valentine's Day is approaching, and that has me thinking about romance. And sitting down and sipping a glass of wine or two is the perfect first... More >>

  • Field of Greens

    published January 20, 2000

    I spent my first 30 years in tomato hell. The only tomatoes I remember were a dull combination of pale skin, bland flavor and mealy texture. I've... More >>

  • Blast From Repast

    published January 13, 2000

    Durant's, 2611 North Central, Phoenix, 602-264-5967. Hours: Lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 4... More >>

  • Pomme Reader

    published January 13, 2000

    A rose by any other name might be called an apple. That's right; apples are in the rose family. So are pears, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums,... More >>

  • Food FX

    published January 6, 2000

    Don't hate me because my food is beautiful. It just turns out that way. It looked good before I went to culinary school. I never just... More >>

Archives: 2000 | 1999