Chef Salad takes a detour this week to interview some of the leading beverage industry experts in the country -- all of whom have been participating in the second annual AZ Cocktail Week. Seminars were held at the Hotel Valley Ho. If you missed yesterday's interviews with Tony Abou-Ganim and Adam Se ... More >>
Courtesy of Slade GroveWe're counting down the days to Pie Social 2011 -- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at 408 E. Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. You can get in on the action yourself. Here are details for community bakers. And don't forget about our celebrity bakers -- every day we'l ... More >>
Penny De Los Santos
What our food snaps aspire to be like...
If you've ever tried to photograph your food at home, you know that it's tricky business. It looks and tastes so good but then you check the viewfinder of your digital camera and it looks like a yellow-tinted blob.
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Cookie exchanges are a staple at every holiday office party, including the offices of Chow Bella. But the contributors to this blog are a cutthroat bunch, and with an inordinate amount of trash talk thrown about, our cookie exchange quickly became a cookie showdown. Check back here each da ... More >>
It's almost Thanksgiving. Tell the truth. Are you dreaming of crisp-skinned, juicy turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and moist, spicy pumpkin pie?How about oily, gummy, sticky candied sweet potatoes with tacky mini-marshmallows -- or a sphere of cranberry gunk? Yeah, that's what we thought.&nbs ... More >>
We were intrigued by a recipe for pear and apple phyllo crisp spotted on the last page of the October Martha Stewart Living magazine. The recipe's not online yet, but should be arriving shortly - when the magazine is no longer on newsstands.
Since the recipe calls for sheets of store- ... More >>
For this Monday Night Martha, we did something decidedly un-Martha. We baked Sticky Toffee Pudding while still wearing our pajamas. Yeah, that's right. We were in our pajamas past noon. It's hard for us to imagine the super-achieving, real Martha cooking in her pajamas. And even if she did, w ... More >>
We are invited to a New Year's Day smoked pork roast. Our Southern girlfriend and her husband are going to slow smoke pork for twelve hours on the grill with a secret spicy dry rub. Well, need we say more? Count us in. But we need to bring something along. And since this is Monday Night Marth ... More >>
Two weeks ago we began reporting on an epic project, the creation of Martha Stewart's holiday showstopper, the croquembouche. Here's Part One and here's Part Two. This week we bring you the conclusion. We wake up grumpy and taciturn. While making coffee we start playing with the word cr ... More >>
Last week, we began reporting on an epic project, the creation of Martha Stewart's croquembouche. Kids, you might want to read our series before you try this at home. Here's Part One. This week, we bring you Part Two.
With the sobering news that our dessert was going to take, at best, five ... More >>
Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week:
Caffiend: Dutch Bros. ER-911
Big Feature on Chris Bianco in Martha Stewart Li ... More >>
Got a craving for Pizzeria Bianco lately? Better get yourself down there asap -- like, probably tonight -- before too many people start cracking open their brand-new copies of Martha Stewart Living. The place is notorious for its wait, but I'm betting it will soon be even longer.
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We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Valley Fever:Violent Fugitive on the Loose in West Valley, Says DPS
Angry Bus Dri ... More >>