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Iron Chef

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Epicuriad 2013: Beer For Brains Foundation's Annual Food Pairing Competition on March 22

    You would think a craft beer-focused foundation holding a contest pitting one dish against a beer or wine would be, well, a little biased. But for the past two years the Beer For Brains Foundation Epicuriad has been thoroughly pleasing food, beer and wine fans alike. See also: - Epicuriad: The Fin ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    August 20, 2012

    Beau MacMillan Stars in New Game Show "Beat the Chefs," Premiering Thursday, August 23rd

    See also: Beau MacMillan To Appear On Premiere of Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Made Beau Mac -- executive chef of Elements at Sanctuary Resort -- is our local celeb-chef and certifiably famous TV star, the high-energy, fast-talking BoSox buff who's truly in his element on the small screen. ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    June 20, 2012

    What's Your Favorite and Least Favorite Cooking Show?

    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 laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. Miss a question? Go here.Whether it's for education, entertainment, or a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Am I a Food Snob? (A Flowchart)

    From time to time, Zach Fowle will provide a visual guide to every day and extraordinary situations ... and (because he has bad handwriting) Claire Lawton will illustrate them. Welcome to Charted Territory: The world of a food snob is an often-confusing world of trends, vocabulary and kitchen app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Chow Bella's Top Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of new Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Distrito to Hold Smoking (Literally) Cooking Class This Weekend

    Staying in town this Memorial Day weekend? You cannot be bored. Not yet. Get up off your lazy butt and do something productive -- like attending a class on outdoor cooking. Let's embrace the season, people! This Sunday afternoon, May 27, Distrito will bring back its popular "Cook Like an Iron Chef" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Cook Like An Iron Chef at Distrito

    Jose Garces is an Iron Chef, but then, if you're a fan of Food Network's Iron Chef America, the popular culinary game show based upon the Japanese cult sensation, you already knew that. And now, his new modern Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale, Distrito, located in the newly rehabbed Saguaro hotel o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Jose Garces, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Jose GarcesThe Iron Chef and James Beard award-winning chef is executive chef of Distrito, Old Town Whiskey and Garces Trading Co. To-Go at The Saguaro Hotel. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I have Sirius/XM in my car, and ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    Iron Chef Jose Garces Shows Star Power at Old Town Whiskey, Needs a Little Help at Distrito

    Chances are if you're a fan of Food Network's Iron Chef America, you've heard of chef Jose Garces. Recently, two of Garces' concepts, Distrito, a modern Mexican restaurant, and Village Whiskey (altered for Scottsdale to Old Town Whiskey), an upscale tavern, have come to the Valley, inside The Sagua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Iron Chef Jose Garces of Distrito at The Saguaro

    Jose Garces​This week in Chef Talk we bring you a few words from the man behind The Saguaro's new restaurant Distrito, Chef Jose Garces. Winner of the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef Mid-Atlantic award in 2009, Garces owns and holds the title of executive chef at a handful of restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Beau MacMillan To Appear On Premiere of Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Made

    Celebu-chef Beau MacMillan, of Elements inside Paradise Valley's Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain, is no stranger to television gigs (let's see...Chopped All-Stars, Worst Cooks in America, Iron Chef America...) Makes sense then that Beau Mac and a few of his friends will be appearing on the premiere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Mark Tarbell to Judge First "Top of the Crop" Competition at Premier Food and Wine Festival in Maine

    ​If the kitchen at Tarbell's, the award-winning neighborhood restaurant in Central Phoenix, is absent one culinary whiz a few days in October, it's because its owner and chef, Mark Tarbell, is in Portland, Maine. The winner of season five of Iron Chef America, Tarbell will be one of a panel o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Beau McMillan and Nine Other Celebrity Chefs to Compete on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs

    ​If an Iron Chef is "a king among chefs" then what's a king among Iron Chefs called? A SUPER CHEF, YO, THE ONLY TITLE THAT MATTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In a move that has nothing to do with sagging ratings, the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef, premiering October 30 on the Food Network, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Iron Chef America's Mark Dacascos' Raceway Material Needs Work

    ​Last week, Mark Dacascos (CALL ME!), who plays "the Chairman" on Food Network's television series Iron Chef America, as well as Wo Fat, the recurring villain in the reboot of Hawaii Five-0 on CBS, did some laps in a pace car at the Phoenix International Raceway and then told a joke that wasn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Topps Puts Celebrity Chefs on Baseball Cards. Batter Up!

    Jennifer Woods​ So my baseball card enthusiast husband tosses me an Iron Chef "Marc Forgione" baseball card the other night.  "Hey, you should write about this for Chow Bella, I wonder if anyone knows that they're putting chefs on baseball cards." And so here we are. If you notice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    The Chew: Do We Really Need Another Food Show?

    ​What happens when not one but two soap operas are canceled on the same day? The Earth shakes on its very foundation and giant worms from its core rise to the surface, making slaves of all mankind forever. They are replaced by equally ridiculous (but cheaper to produce) programming. Whee -- TV is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Food Network's 24 Hour Restaurant Battle Is an Eternity of Boring

    ​Dreams are awesome. Especially the ones with zombies and double rainbows (oh my God!), but what about the waking dreams we have for our lives? Losing weight, running a marathon, starting a business. Those are cool, too. And for the most part, they take planning. Which is why Food Network's new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    MasterChef, the American Idol of Cooking, Premieres This Tuesday -- Prepare for Stomach for "Funeral Potatoes"

    This Tuesday on Fox, Mr. needs-a-nap chef Gordon Ramsay brings the world's biggest cooking competition to America with MasterChef. Featuring home cooks competing for $250,000 and the chance to publish their own cookbook, this American Idol of cooking shows doses out more drama than the wildly pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Cook Like an Iron Chef with Michael Symon Starts With Dissing The Food Network

    ​Iron Chef Michael Symon breaks out of Kitchen Stadium this Thursday with his new show on The Cooking Channel, Cook Like an Iron Chef. Symon, who owns Lola, Lolita, Bar Symon, and the B Spot restaurants in Northeast Ohio, as well as Roast in Detroit, says the show is for people who've watched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Cat Cora Dishes on Oprah and Iron Chef at Changing Hands

    Jonathan McNamaraCat Cora prepares an Egyptian bread salad at Changing Hands bookstore.​It's no shock that Cat Cora didn't really cook anything for her book-signing at Changing Hands Bookstore last night. On errant whiff of smoke from a cook top and the overhead sprinklers at Changing Hands wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    June 24 In Blogs: Andrew Thomas, Evil Dead, Erykah Badu, Cat Coa, and Jan Brewer

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    June 21, 2010

    What's Cat Cora Cooking Up Wednesday Night in Tempe?

    ​We've got the scoop -- Wednesday, June 23, Iron Chef Cat Cora is coming to Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe and she's making.... (Insert sounds of fork tinging against Champagne glass and lots of throat clearing.)

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Cat Cora: Part 2 of Our Interview With the Iron Chef

    ​Yesterday, we gave you an appetizer for next week's main dish: a Chow Bella- and Changing Hands-hosted booksigning with Iron Chef and cookbook dynamo Cat Cora, who's currently touring the country to promote Cat Cora's Classics With a Twist. She'll be at the bookstore at 7 p.m. on June 23, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    June 16 In Blogs: Jason Rose, Tuey Burns, Devo, Fried Ice Cream, and SB 1070

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Cat Cora Chats With Chow Bella, Part 1

    After spending so many hours glued to the TV watching chef Cat Cora make unexpected ingredients into glorious dishes that get the Iron Chef America judges waxing rhapsodic, we figured we'd never attempt to cook like the master. But as it turns out, Cora's just as much of a whiz at devising unp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    TLC Launches Best Food Ever (or Yabba-Dabba-Done-to-Death)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Cat Cora Event With Chow Bella and Changing Hands, Coming Soon!

    ​Yes, you read that right. Iron Chef Cat Cora will be the star of our next Chow Bella event, on June 23 at 7 p.m. We're thrilled to team up with our favorite local bookstore, Changing Hands, for a special night of cooking and chatting with Cora, who'll give a food demonstration and will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Guy Fieri Is Too Crazy for All of Us, and This Week's Must-Watch Shows in "TV Dinner"

    Looking for the latest in tasty television? Need to know the need-to-watch episodes of your favorite foodie shows? Chow Bella is here to help with reviews of the most delectable and dreadful, and a week-long, must-see schedule so you won't miss a thing. Whoa. Is NBC sure it wants Guy Fieri to host ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Chef Talk: Gio Osso of Estate House

    When Chef Gio Osso graduated high school and told his parents that he wanted to go to culinary school, they weren't surprised. He wouldn't eat as a child unless he could stir a few ingredients in a pot with his wooden spoon (all from his high chair).   Years later, after graduating from Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Iron Chef 2: The Duel in the Desert Pits Mel Mecinas Against Payton Curry

    Jonathan McNamaraChef Mel Mecinas plates his final dish as time runs out. ​Allez-Cuisine! Whether you're viewing the uniquely Japanese original or Iron Chef America, the concept of pitting culinary greats against each other in a timed cooking battle has been proven time and time again to resu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Oct. 1 In Blogs: Tent City, Kanye West, TASTE, and "Desert Divas"

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Outlaw Fleetwood, the "Tent City" Video by Dennis Gilman Up on the Sun: Kanye West /Lady Gag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Cooking School Secrets: Con Fusion

    I'm a Food Network devotee. I love the Iron Chef challenges. The pressure is thrilling but mostly I'm blown away by the way chefs like Hiroyuki Sakai, Masaharu Morimoto and Bobby Flay combine traditions and ingredients. Fusion cuisine. It's innovative...and a big part of why I wanted to go to cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Phoenix Phoodies: Chef Beau McMillan Took Out an Iron Chef, Now He's Headed Back to TV

    Chef Beau MacMillan, Beau Mac to his friends, is down to earth. Which is actually no small feat, since as of late, he's had his share of face time on TV. Best known for his stint on the Food Network's Iron Chef America, Battle Kobe Beef, where he made quick work of Iron Chef Bobby Flay, he's sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    So, How Do We Look?

    Chow Bella's been running for more than two years now. Can you believe it? (Me neither -- I should've at least put up a Chow Bella birthday post, huh?) What started as a ramshackle one-woman-show is now a sprawling empire of food bloggery, with a whole cast of assorted characters. Alas, yours truly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Help me interview Ted Allen!

    Wow -- this is pretty groovy: I think I'm gonna get a chance to chit-chat with Ted Allen on Monday! This has all come about very randomly, but the culinary guru from Queer Eye (ah, I was so hooked on that show...), who's since made a mini-career as a judge on shows like Iron Chef America and Top C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    Local chefs on national TV

    Following in the footsteps of Oprah, Martha Stewart just featured Phoenix pizza guru Chris Bianco, who shared his recipe for lemon foccacia. I doubt my ancient oven can approximate anything out of Chris' wood-fired one, but it'll be fun to try. Next up on my DVR scheduled recordings is the new epis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008

    Fun with fake food!

    I doubt you've ever questioned how seriously the Japanese take their fake food, but just in case you have, check out this Iron Chef-style fake food contest. From the glistening plastic meat for a mock shabu-shabu display, to the faux piece of ebi tempura that's actually a computer flash drive (I wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Get ready for a Food Fight

    The folks behind the First Press Weekend of Wine clearly know what suckers we are for a good smackdown. With so many gourmet-cooking-as-competitive-sport shows on TV these days (Iron Chef, The Next Iron Chef, Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen), why not play on their popularity and pit two top local chefs aga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Is cuisine an artform?

    Earlier this year, legendary Spanish chef Ferran Adria found himself out of the frying pan and into the fire, when the organizers of Documenta -- a huge, once-every-five-years contemporary art show held in Kassel, Germany -- invited him to be one of only two Spanish contributors. It's an understat ... More >>

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    July 3, 2007
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    January 29, 2007

    I heart Iron Chef

    Food Network Chef Morimoto rocks it in the Kitchen Stadium Ooh, did you catch that episode of Iron Chef America with Masaharu Morimoto versus Homaru Cantu? I finally watched it last night after having in my DVR list for a few days. (I got a little behind last week, and was more preoccupied wi ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 5, 2006

    Beggar's Banquet

    Sticking a fork in 2005

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    November 17, 2005

    Iron Chef

    Maybe the Valley's best

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    May 23, 2002

    Bon Headed

    Valley foodies get a taste of the big time

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    June 1, 2000
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