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  • New Year's Eve Hors D'Oeuvre Recipes

    New Year's Eve Hors D'Oeuvre Recipes

    published Dec 29, 2010

    ​Whatever the plans for New Year's Eve, a night in with family and libations or a cocktail hour soiree with friends before heading out on the town, you need some simple and elegant bites to ac... More >>

  • 2010 Redux: Recipes

    2010 Redux: Recipes

    published Dec 27, 2010

    ​In the spirit of tying up loose ends, we're recapping some of our favorite food-related finds of the year. We've already recapped the Best Books, Battle of the Dishes, and Just Off... More >>

  • Cookie Showdown: Chocolate Dipped Walnut Spritz Cookie

    published Dec 20, 2010

    Cookie exchanges are a staple at every holiday office party, including the offices of Chow Bella. But the contributors to this blog are a cutthroat bunch, and with an inordinate amount of trash... More >>

  • 2010 Redux: Books

    2010 Redux: Books

    published Dec 20, 2010

    Making a list of picks for the top 5 books on food published in 2010 forced us to consider criteria for adding a book to our shelves. With apps for our smart phones in the addition to blogs and... More >>

  • Carl Warner's Food Landscapes

    published Dec 16, 2010

    ​ At first glance, each photograph in Carl Warner's Food Landscapes appear to the viewer as a vividly colored, perhaps a touch surreal, pictorial landscape. As the eyes focus, the details o... More >>

  • Ask The Chef: Locally Grown/Made Gift Ideas?

    published Dec 06, 2010

    ​They follow food blogs daily, are the first in line to try new restaurants, and can be found at the farmers market every weekend. What to give your foodie fanatic for the holiday? Last week... More >>

  • Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

    published Dec 02, 2010

    ​You know what gifts to get for your significant other and the rest of the family. What to do about co-workers, holiday hosts, teachers, coaches, and neighbors? Try a treat from your kitche... More >>

  • Chanukah: The Festival of Frying

    published Dec 01, 2010

    ​ Chanukah -- the Jewish festival of lights -- begins tonight at sundown. So what's for dinner? Traditional recipes for food, savory and sweet, cooked in oil, are found on Chanukah menus in ... More >>

  • Gingerbread House Auction: After Hours Gallery

    published Nov 30, 2010

    ​ Now this is a home tour you can sink your teeth into. All over town, artists, architects, pastry chefs, fire departments, and neighborhood schools are busy creating and building -- out of... More >>

  • The Baker's Daughter: Chocolatier and Pastry Café Opening October 30th

    published Oct 29, 2010

    ​ We love to swing by Karl's Quality Bakery: fresh bread for the weekend, quiche for lunch, a napoleon or streusel to take to a friend, and always a cookie or two before we leave the premises. This ... More >>

  • Pumpkin Showdown: Pumpkin Layer Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

    published Oct 22, 2010

    ​We are obsessed with pumpkin so much over here at Chow Bella that we thought it was time to take all the smack talk to task with a pumpkin showdown. All the blog contributors gathered... More >>

  • "Vanishing of the Bees" Documentary Opens Saturday in Tempe

    published Oct 19, 2010

    ​There's actually a name (and even an acronym!) for the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee population: Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD. The problem for the honeybee and the crops w... More >>

  • Book Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Easy Artisan Bread

    Book Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Easy Artisan Bread

    published Sep 23, 2010

    ​  In the 1980's, artisan bread baking in America began to move out of the province of professional bakeries and back into the hands of home bakers. Bread experts wrote tomes about baking ingr... More >>

  • Why Your Busboy Hates You

    Why Your Busboy Hates You

    published Sep 16, 2010

    ​In the tradition of Sarah Ventre (Why Your Cocktail Waitress Hates You), as well as our anonymous Starbucks barista and pizza delivery guy, the quintessential busboy shares ... More >>

  • Genetically Modified Salmon aka Frankenfish -- Let Your Voice be Heard Tomorrow

    published Sep 15, 2010

    ​ Get your speed-dial ready, folks.Tomorrow, September 16th is a National Day of Action in Washington, D.C. sponsored by Food and Water Watch. You can add your voice to those opposed to allo... More >>

  • Challah Recipe

    published Sep 08, 2010

    Earlier we listed for you a Challah round up including bakeries, delis and markets around town to find Rosh Hashanah fixins'. For us, a holiday meal just isn't the same without the aroma of home made... More >>

  • Banh Mi: What is the Nom Nom Truck Selling and Where Can I Get Some?

    Banh Mi: What is the Nom Nom Truck Selling and Where Can I Get Some?

    published Sep 01, 2010

    ​​Earlier this week we mentioned four Arizona food truck companies that are season 2 nominees for The Great Food Truck Race on The Food Network. We hope you follow the link to vote for your local ... More >>

  • The Great Food Truck Race: Season 2, Arizona Nominees

    published Aug 30, 2010

    ​ Last night we viewed episode 3, season 1 of The Great Food Truck Race on The Food Network. Hosted by Tyler Florence, the show features seven food truck crews who compete on a six -week j... More >>

  • Is Frozen Yogurt Really Guilt-Free?

    published Aug 26, 2010

    ​Who doesn't want a guilt-free indulgence? The steady growth of the uber-chic frozen yogurt, often self-serve, "cafe" is a testament to our desire. They are prolific and multiplying in Valley ... More >>

  • Cupcake Love-In: Sweet Bites

    published Aug 19, 2010

    "Cupcake smack down" is the prominent theme on the twitter account for Cupcake Love-In, posted this week in sync with the launch of a Valley culinary event celebrating sweet treats. Our Zac... More >>

  • Red Rock Ranch and Farms: 7th Annual Lavender Festival Visit

    published Jul 12, 2010

    ​A few weeks back we wrote about the Lavender Festival at Red Rock Ranch and Farm in Concho, AZ. Planning for a last-minute houseguest for July 4th weekend, we decided on a road trip (shout ... More >>

  • Central Slope Uptown Market

    Central Slope Uptown Market

    published Jul 09, 2010

    ​The bumper sticker on our car should read "Caution, this vehicle stops suddenly for outdoor markets." On a recent Sunday in Sunnyslope, we took a sharp right into the parking lot shared by Central ... More >>

  • Book Week: Ratio by Michael Ruhlman

    published Jul 08, 2010

    What's on your summer reading list? This week, Chow Bella contributors will answer that question with reviews of the food-related books we've read lately. If you have a recommendation for us, please l... More >>

  • July Fourth Dessert: Apple Pie

    published Jul 02, 2010

    ​Looking for a patriotic dessert to finish off your picnic or block party table?Forget the food-colored fantasies and stick with Apple Pie, the quintessential American dessert. Break down... More >>

  • Tracy Dempsey: Tracy Dempsey Originals-Part Two

    Tracy Dempsey: Tracy Dempsey Originals-Part Two

    published Jul 01, 2010

    Yesterday we chatted with Tracy Dempsey about inspirations, her food attitude, and being a woman in professional kitchens, today Tracy tells us why ice cream, and shares a recipe. ​You have ad... More >>

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