If you've noticed a rise in "house cured meats" on restaurant menus of late, you're not the only one. For a few years now it seems like every chef with a meat grinder has felt compelled to test his/her hand at charcuterie.
- The Best of the Cheese and Wine Worlds Converge at Ahwatukee's ... More >>
Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail email@example.com.Last December, when Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern called Yelp a "forum ... More >>
If getting out of the sun and away from the delirious drunks yesterday at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival wasn't enough motivation for you to fork out $30 to see Travel Channel personalities Andrew Zimmern of Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Adam Richmanof Man vs. Food, you weren't alone.
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It's going to be a busy foodie weekend! The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is in full swing (you can check out our coverage for all the big events you might have missed here) and since there are so many fun foodie things going down this weekend, I'm taking a break from cocktails and baking this week t ... More >>
Spring will be here before we know it (Yer outta here, chilly, low seventy-degree days!) and that means celebrations-a-go-go for the Valley, including one of the biggest and most popular: The Scottsdale Culinary Festival.
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Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>
The snap of the casing, the juicy mystery meat, the seasonings -- thankfully, the mighty hot dog makes its home not just in ball parks and backyard barbecues, but at plenty of wiener stands across the Valley. With so many places to choose from and always a new hot dog to try, we at Chow Bell ... More >>
Zimmern's bounced back from more than this.Bizarre? Um, yeah, to say the least.
According to an interview with The Fix, Andrew Zimmern, chef, food writer, and host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, was a "New York City garbage-head" who, before achieving nearly 20 year ... More >>
Keyon FareghiWe chatted yesterday with Emilio Morales of Sunshine Moon Peking Pub about everything from the family of 10 he grew up in to a mutual distaste for Andrew Zimmern. He shows us today how to make kung pao scallops. As Morales warned us in part one on Tuesday, Asian food seems dece ... More >>
Keyon FareghiYesterday we chatted with Emilio Morales of Sunshine Moon Peking Pub about what has brought him to this point in his life. Today our conversation continues as we discuss his plans for the future, Korean food and Anthony Bourdain.
Morales comes from quite a large family, which ... More >>
Oh, TV, how did you get so smart? Just when the temperature starts to rise on another fiery Phoenix summer, you go and give us a bunch of new and returning foodie shows to keep us safe from sunburn, hanging out with you in air-conditioned bliss. Plus, yesterday's launch of the Cooking Channel (lat ... More >>
So last week, Andrew Zimmern goes on a quest for real Sonoran cuisine in Arizona on Bizarre Foods and hooks up with Chris Bianco, the wait-in-line-for-two-hours pizza guy of Pizzeria Bianco. Huh? What? Why? Were all the Mexican foodies in the Valley busy? Did Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner of Bar ... More >>
Cast of Hell's Kitchen, Season 7 "Don't act like a cry baby!"
"You (bleep) donkey!"
Uplifting comments like these from Chef Gordon Ramsay are just a taste of what the 16 culinary contestants competing on Hell's Kitchen's seventh season, premiering Tuesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, w ... More >>
Don't be surprised if you see a familiar, affable face and shiny chrome dome at a local restaurant sometime in the near future.
Travel Channel star Andrew Zimmern was scheduled to land in Arizona with his crew this week, filming a new episode of Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World. He'll be hit ... More >>