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 >>
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 >>
With no restaurant experience, a passion for cooking, and a dream of one day working as a professional chef, 50 just-like-us contestants will test their skills and palate in hopes of becoming the winner of MasterChef, the cooking competition show coming to Fox on July 29. Gordon Ramsay, the show's ... More >>
Hearts across America have barely started to beat regularly again after last week's amazing finale of Top Chef Masters (congrats, Marcus Samuellson!) and now comes Season 7 of Top Chef. The time-tested Bravo standby will premiere this week, take place in our nation's capital, and, once again, feat ... More >>
Another Hell's Kitchen, another ride on the Chef Ramsay roller coaster.
In last week's first episode, it didn't take long for Gordo to send food flying all over the kitchen, repeatedly kick defenseless stainless steel appliances, and shout out such gems as, "You're gonna blow someone's mind off!" ... 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 >>
Oh man, are there Top Chef Masters office pools out there? If not, there should be. Wait, what are we waiting for? We could totally make our own, kinda, through the world wide interweb -- whee!
Sorry, still psyched up from last Wednesday's Top Chef Masters on Bravo. The classy reality show ... More >>
Napoleon Dynamite: This is pretty much the worst video ever made.
Kip: Napoleon, like anyone can even know that.
Let me go, I need to narrate. Wilma!Kip's right. How can anyone know what's the worst (or the best) of anything? TLC's hoping we'll trust their judgment with its new show, Best Food ... More >>
There, there, Jamie, at least you tried.
You came up $20,000 short of your financial goal to keep fresh food on the plastic cafeteria trays of Huntington School's youth, some of the parents called bullshit on your healthy school lunches by sending more of their kids to school with bags of jelly be ... More >>