Jacques Pepin

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    James Beard Foundation Chefs and Celebrities Headed to Phoenix This Fall For The Taste America Tour -- Tickets Go on Sale July 8

    It might not be possible to make the food-lovers pilgrimage to the James Beard House in New York this summer. But the good news is by the fall, a traveling showcase of culinary all stars, influencers and chefs will be making their way across the country for the James Beard Foundation's Taste America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Mark Tarbell, Beau MacMillan, and Barbara Fenzl to Team Up with Childsplay on April 13

    A "Recipe for Disaster Dinner" doesn't exactly sound like the kind of thing with which Mark Tarbell, Iron Chef winner Beau MacMillan, or Southwestern-cuisine guru Barbara Fenzl would be associated. But the trio of powerhouse chefs won't be in the kitchen for the Childsplay event -- ironically, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Chef Salad Highlights: The Funny, Astute and Provocative Comments Our Local Chefs Made in 2012

    If you've been reading Chef Salad here at Chow Bella for a while, you've probably gleaned a few tasty nuggets about your favorite chefs: what they like to eat and where, the colleagues they admire, the mentors they've learned from and their views on trends and celebrity. As the interviewer, I've bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Chris Curtiss Dishes on His First Phoenix Gig and Why Food Network Sucks

    This is part one of my interview with Chris Curtiss, executive chef at NoRTH Arcadia. Come back tomorrow for part two. Chris Curtiss NoRTH Arcadia 4925 N. 40th Street, Phoenix 602-324-5600 Chris Curtiss looks happy. He's making pasta at a wooden table in NoRTH Arcadia's sparkling exh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Mark Tarbell Dishes on Beating Cat Cora and the Joy of Apricots -- and Gives the Best Answer Ever to the Death-Row-Last-Meal Question

    Mark Tarbell Tarbell's 3213 E. Camelback Road 602-955-8100 This is part one of my interview with Mark Tarbell, owner of Tarbell's in Phoenix and The Oven Pizza E Vino in Lakewood, Colorado. Read part two here on Tuesday, when Tarbell talks about how he discovered wine and his advic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    78: Eugenia Theodosopolous

    Recently inducted into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame as "Pastry Chef Extraordinaire," Eugenia Theodosopolous traces her culinary roots to her time studying and working at the Ecole Lenotre in Paris. At Essence Bakery Café in Tempe, Chef/owner Eugenia offers high-quality organic local food and P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Jacques Pépin and Barbara Fenzl Cook Southwestern Cuisine on PBS

    If you love cooking shows that focus on teaching -- not drama -- you're in for a real treat at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4. That's when Eight, Arizona PBS premieres Jacques Pépin Cooks for Eight, a two-hour cooking special starring world-famous French chef Jacques Pépin and Arizona's own culinary c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Top 5 Favorite Cookbooks

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Chef Vincent of Vincent on Camelback, Part Two

    Hayes Button Vincent Guerithault​Yesterday we brought you the first part of our conversation with Chef Vincent Guerithault of Vincent on Camelback. Today our talk continues. What was the new life like for you when you came to America?It was a lot of work. I didn't speak a word of English s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Countdown to Crave Arizona

    In the wake of the tens of thousands of people who flooded into the Scottsdale Civic Plaza this past weekend for the Scottsdale Culinary Festival (stay tuned for Jonathan McNamara and Wynter Holden's coverage on Chow Bella today), it's time to look to the other side of summer for the next big food-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    How Cool is This? Foodie Fight Trivia Game

    One of my dear friends freaked out when she somehow misplaced a Christmas gift she'd gotten for me months ago. I knew she was really disappointed by the way she told me about it. But honestly, it was the thought that counted for me, so what a surprise to get a mystery package in the mail today. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2008

    Eye Candy from Eats3

    By Michele Laudig Good times. Saturday's Eats3 Arizona Grand Tasting turned out to be a mighty fine way to spend a gorgeous, sunny October afternoon -- friendly people, tons of the best restaurants in town serving up more delicious dishes than one could possibly eat, all kinds of good wines and be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    Eats3 is in the works

    Spring seems to be the season of culinary festivals in these parts, but now there's something to look forward to on the other side of summer: Eats3, a new culinary festival scheduled to debut October 23-25 in downtown Scottsdale. I expect it to be a good one, too, since it's being organized by Savo ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2003


    Local chef takes off, and political hopeful is just off

  • Dining

    January 31, 2002

    Max'd Out

    Caribbean gem Max & Myrl's closes

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001
  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    The Range Loner

    Personal chef caters to those with more disposable income than time

  • Dining

    November 2, 2000

    Party Hardy

    Pleasures of the Palettes a success

  • Dining

    October 5, 2000

    Whining and Dining

    Food fight at the Phoenician

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    February 22, 1996