A trip to Crepe Bar, chef Jeff Kraus' home turf, will likely yield inventive small plates for your table, so it was hard not to leap at the chance to see his creative mind unleashed in Crudo for the one night, no-holds-barred culinary adventure known as the Blank Space dinner. In fact, we weren't th ... More >>
A comment overheard recently: 'If it looks like a Bar, sounds like a Bar, it is a Bar.' It's hard enough to grow and plant wine grapes in Arizona, or anywhere for that matter, and fortunately this is not a majority opinion, but I beg to differ. Let me explain about the gap between these two state ... More >>
Philosophy or quantum physics (or some combination of the disciplines) suggests that one of an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters will eventually type a Shakespeare play. This leads me to believe that the average person can make a salad without a recipe.
We wanted to remind you that we've started our Chow Bella Book Club in partnership with Changing Hands Bookstore. This month (October) we're reading the new book by Kathleen Flinn called Kitchen Counter Cooking School. If you still need a copy, you can get a discounted one from Changing Hands, ju ... More >>
Tony Curtis (left) looks on as Jack Lemmon gets hit in the face with a brandy-flavored cream pie in 1965's The Great Race. Lemmon has a taste before proclaiming, "Brandy! Throw more brandy! Moooore brandy!" From the classic Laurel and Hardy custard pie fight to Eva Mendez angrily chucking veg ... More >>
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