Carol Blonder

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  • 3 years ago | Events

    We heeded Laura Hahnefeld's advise and mapped our route through the Scottsdale Culinary Festival's Great Arizona Picnic on Sunday. With close to 50 food vendors, a plan was needed for stomach and pocketbook capacity. Food vendors who offered a cho...

  • 3 years ago | Events

    Is a trip to NYC and a dinner at the famed James Beard House on your "bucket list"? Note to self, a taste of the experience and access to James Beard award winning chefs from across the nation is right in your backyard. Well, it was last night, an...

  • 3 years ago | Events

    Editor's Note: By all the accounts we've heard, the inaugural Ignite Food was smooth as butter -- except, ironically, for the food. While it was available before the event began, apparently word didn't spread to the crowd. And so by intermission t...

  • 4 years ago | Chow Bella

    Our latest Chow Bella showdown: a traditional holiday cookie exchange. From now through Christmas, we present Chow Bella's 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. We begin, technically speaking, with a Hanukkah treat:  Carol Blonder's Rugelach It start...

  • 4 years ago | Now Open

    Last month, Team Distrito, led by Jose Garces chef de cuisine Dave Conn, earned the title of grand champions at the 2nd annual Arizona Taco Festival -- whetting our appetite for their mahi-mahi, carnitas and chicken rapa vieja tacos and setting us...

  • 4 years ago | Events

    Thursday night, Whole Foods Scottsdale looked like a mini set from a Food Network challenge as five regional WF chefs, including hometown favorite (with his own cheering section) Nathan Hirsch, calmly competed in Round Two of the market's Ultimate...

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