Kathy West

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  • 2 years ago | Eating Christmas

    Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy. I feel obligated to create an elaborate December for my daughter. When I was eight ...

  • 2 years ago | Longform

    DRIVE-THRU by Katie Johnson "Welcome to McDonald's. May I take your order?" I'm 7 years old and I'm kneeling behind a low wooden chest in my parent's cookie-cutter home in Ahwatukee. My stepfather, Jim, is on the floor with me. Hunched over in wil...

  • 2 years ago | Fried

    If you can't stand the heat -- get in the kitchen. On Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Lounge at Crescent Ballroom, Chow Bella writers are warming up for summer with "Fried," an evening of true stories. Admission is free; food and drink will be...

  • 2 years ago | Candy Hearts

    Chow Bella has a valentine for you. For the rest of February, we're handing out Candy Hearts -- stories of food and love from some of our favorite writers. Enjoy. He had a guitar and too many pretty metaphors, and he loved chocolate haupia pie. He...

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