Martha Stewart

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Turn Up the Heat with Go Lb. Salt's Sriracha Bacon and Locally Made Sriracha Sauce

    Considering that you can already buy Sriracha Pringles and Lay's and even green Midori Sriracha, we guess we shouldn't be that surprised to hear that some of our local food producers are also turning to the famous hot sauce for inspiration. After all, we've already written about how you can use the ... More >>

  • News

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    50 Awesome Gifts for the Food and Drink Lover

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your lists -- no matter who they are. Here (divided by category for your convenience) are our 50 favorite gifts this holida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    5 Gifts for the Gluten-Free Eater

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Gluten-Free Eater. The holidays are a time of feasting: turkey and stuff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Ted's Hot Dogs in Tempe Now Offers Gluten-Free Buns. Rejoice!

    Ted's Hot Dogs in Tempe has reached near perfection. It now offers gluten-free buns. When I found out last week, it made me scream with joy, as in, "No way. NO WAY. Are you kidding? Oh, my God. Can we go there now?" We happened to be at brunch for my mother's birthday when my college-freshman son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Three Must-Make Recipes to Use Up Your Fall Vegetable Harvest

    A winter garden is just one of the joys of living in Phoenix. We suffer through 110 degree summers in order to brag about our mild winters, if you can even call them winters. This also means we have a long season for things like carrots, lettuces and squash. But after a while there's only so many th ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Tom Horne's Court Date Set for Friday on Hit-and-Run Charge

    I'll say one thing for living in Sand Land, it's never boring. This Friday at 9:30 a.m., in Phoenix Municipal Court, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne could be arraigned on the charge of hit-and-run on an unattended vehicle, a class 3 misdemeanor. I say "could be" because Don Taylor a spokesman fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Carol Steele's Aravaipa Farms Is an Arizona Treasure -- and It's For Sale

    Carol Steele is a legend in the Phoenix food scene. Between the mid-70s and early 90s, Steele launched the local farm to table movement and has been the veritable "godmother" of local chefs and restauranteurs ever since. Steele left the Valley two decades ago to take up residence at her 300-acre f ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012
  • Culture

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Homemade Corn Tortillas: Los Reyes de la Torta

    Erica O'Neil A thick homemade corn tortilla, wrapped around some serious tinga from Los Reyes de la Torta.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Suzanne Garcia: Chocolate Star Bakery

    Carol BlonderSuzanne Garcia​ Today we present Suzanne Garcia, president and chief cookie controller at Chocolate Star Bakery. Many people find Chocolate Star after receiving a tin of their cookies or while surfing the internet for a great cookie gift. Don't let the small store front location fool ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Laura Godfrey of Arcadia Farms

    Carol Blonder Laura Godfrey​We met up with Laura Godfrey, the pastry chef at Arcadia Farms in mid-afternoon, a relatively calm time in the bakeshop, after a bustling morning of production. Laura moved from Flagstaff to Phoenix to attend culinary school. Her perfectionist traits define the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Sam the Cooking Guy: In Town Tonight with a New Cookbook and an Even Better Thing to do with Leftover Mashed Potatoes

    While we at Chow Bella strive to provide you with the the best coverage of fine dining, interviews with the most sophisticated chefs in the greater Phoenix area, and recipes that will amuse even the most sophisticated bouche, we also realize that every once in a while you need a tomato and potato ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Newsflash: You Have to Be Bitchy to Make it in Beverly Hills, in this week's "TV Dinner"

    If TV has taught us anything about Beverly Hills, it's that it's full of super-rich, catty a-holes who are beautiful, own Chihuahuas, and are anti-Clampett. For once, can't somebody tell these folks where they can stick their Chanel? Hey, maybe someone on Food Network's new scripted reality show, P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Monday Night Martha: Big House Fantasy Soup

    ​Before starting this week's Monday Night Martha we were standing around asking each other the eternal question, "So, what do you want to eat?" and bouncing a few ideas back and forth.Then the discussion turned into a fantasy of what we thought Martha might have eaten the night before heading to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Monday Night Martha, Sticky and Sweet

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Single-File, Please!

    No more Mr. Nice Gardeners: The feathered fiend on Mayor Phil's idiot stammerings after the big undocumented-workers' march

  • Home Entertainment

    December 22, 2005
  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Quiet Riot

    Rockin' the house but shying from the spotlight, DJ Element is the Valley's no-flash grandmaster

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Lounge Addicts

    Wanna see members of the Rat Pack buy drinks for wannabe supermodels? Check out The Merc.

  • Culture

    October 16, 2003

    Lock Up Your Daughters

    Sun City's very own Nasty Stanley holds the key to perpetual virginity

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003

    On the Move

    Photos capture the art of dance

  • Dining

    February 13, 2003

    Holiday on Spice

    Resort restaurant setup is less than Sage

  • Dining

    September 12, 2002
  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Haul the Dreck

    It seems every fa-la-la-la-lousy Christmas recording is in light rotation, but not these holiday turkeys

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    Betty Crocker Confidential

    The making -- and remaking -- of America's sweet tart

  • Dining

    January 4, 2001

    Say You Want a Revolution?

    Visiting revolving restaurants is playwright's hobby

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Life Swapping

    Bubbly Me Myself I charts toils and troubles of self-identity crisis

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Autograph Hound

    Derrick Lee is the most powerful political figure you've never heard of

  • Culture

    March 2, 2000

    Forest Gumption

    Better lathe than never for a furniture exhibition by Arizona's finest woodworkers

  • Dining

    December 23, 1999
  • Film

    October 21, 1999

    The Beat Generation

    Fight Club pummels promising premise in ground

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Netward Ho

    Cole Taylor is quitting the escort business to become an Internet star-- but not before conducting a behind-the-bedroom-door tour of the lucrative Scottsdale call-girl scene

  • Dining

    July 8, 1999

    Organ Recital

    Vincent Guerithault / Harris' Restaurant / Veneto Trattoria Italiana

  • Dining

    August 27, 1998
  • News

    July 24, 1997


    They're dog-obsessed and they have no kids--but their pooches dress up like people, host birthday parties, go to puppy preschool and drive a multibillion-dollar pet industry

  • News

    November 28, 1996

    Xmas Excess

    'Tis the month before Christmas, and the Rix twins are ready to throw the switches on dueling supernovas of holiday cheer

  • Calendar

    December 21, 1995