Denise Clayton

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Arizona Aloha Festival Saturday, March 8 This weekend, the 20th annual Arizona Aloha Festival will go down at Tempe Town Lake, bringing Hawaiian and Polynesian culture to the Valley. In addition to live performances and tons of vendors (you know you want one of those dashboard hula girls), you'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Devour Bartending Competition Sunday, February 9 We still have a while to wait (sigh) until Devour comes around, but you can get your first taste of the culinary action this weekend, when the state's up-and-coming and established bartenders go head to head during the fifth annual Devour Bartending ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Lisa G. Fundraiser, Brazilian Day, and More This Weekend In Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? Here are a few things we have on our plate including a fundraiser for food community member Lisa Guingo, who recently was diagnosed with lung cancer, and a Greek cooking class with Denise Clayton of Denise Is Cooking. Don't forget this weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    "Tipsy Treats: A Canning with Spirits Class" with Denise Clayton on Saturday, June 15

    If you think you've masted the simple things like salsas, sauces and jams and are ready to take on the world of canning, you might want to invest in some professional guidance. Unlike making your own barbeque sauce, when canning goes wrong it can result in botulism, a rare and potentially fatal food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Denise Is Cooking's Denise Clayton: Caramelpalooza Candymakers 2013

    As the chefs competing in Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual Caramelpalooza -- coming 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- get out the candy thermometers, we've got our pens ready to introduce you to the faces behind the caramel. If you've ever taken a cooking class with Denise Clayton, chances a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    59: Nobuo Fukuda

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Caramelpalooza 2012: The Winners!

    Hundreds of you came out to lick, crunch, chew and otherwise gobble caramel confections prepared by 18 of the Valley's finest chefs Friday night, all part of the third annual Caramelpalooza, co-sponsored by Smeeks and Chow Bella. We might be a little biased, but we think it was our best 'palooza ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Eugenia's Meyers Lemon Croissants and Cooking with Denise

    ​When life gives you (Meyers) lemons, make lemon croissants.She's best known for her macarons, but lemon croissants are  -- exactly what Eugenia Theodosopoulos of Tempe's Essence Bakery is focusing on at the moment. The flaky, buttery pastry with a sweet, tangy lemon glaze and a hot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Bastille Day Specials in Phoenix

    www.tampabay.comThe Eiffel Tower explodes with fireworks once every year on July 14th.​For those of you who feel like one patriotic holiday in July isn't nearly enough, we've got good news. Thursday, July 14, aka Bastille Day, is upon us -- time to swap your hot dog for a filet mignon and party li ... More >>

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    December 2, 2004


    Letters from the week of December 2, 2004