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    July 18, 2012

    51: Stan Zawatski

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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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 Miss a question? Go here.Whether it's for education, entertainment, or a d ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Six More Food(ie) Terms that Drive Laurie Notaro Nuts

    It turns out people get pissed when you call them out for acting elitist for something they have to do or they die. We all have to eat; but when you start acting kinda Big Ike about it, you ruin it for everybody. Thus, here are six more terms plus a bonus round that I'd like to permanently strike fr ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    A Peek at the Homes of Your Favorite TV Chefs

    ​Who doesn't love peering into the lives of our favorite (and even our not so favorite) celebrities?Here at Chow Bella, we have food on the brain at all times and when we spotted this list of Top Ten Homes of Your Favorite Celebrity Chefs, we couldn't help but click through. We wanted to see what ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    WTF for the Holidays: Seven Wacky Holiday Records

    After Thanksgiving comes and goes, it seems like just about everyone gets into the holiday spirit. Even the creepy, strange and misguided among us (which describes most of the lovely Up on the Sun staff, now that we think about it). We're not sure what these artists were thinking when they relea ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Man v. Food Nation Visits Big Earl's BBQ in Scottsdale: Chef James Porter Says Adam Richman Is "Juilliard School Meets Rachael Ray Meets Anthony Bourdain"

    Chef James Porter with Man v. Food Nation's Adam Richman​Big Earl's BBQ got some mad TV love this weekend when Adam Richman and his 16-person crew of Travel Channel's Man v. Food Nation, (the evolution of Man v. Food, in which Richman recruits locals to take on food challenges instead of doing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Top 6 Celebrity Chef Parodies

    Paula Deen chewing "butter gum," Rachael Ray at 7-Eleven, and wait -- is that Gordon Ramsay yelling at a nun in a soup kitchen? Like many celebrities, TV chefs get jabbed by the spoof stick, too. We don't mind, as long as it's all in good fun. And now that it's summer, we thought we'd chill inside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray Announce New Show: Collective Groan Heard Around the World

    ​Yesterday on the Rachel Ray Show, Rach the Rach and Guy Fieri announced their new show, Guy vs. Rachael's Celebrity Smackdown -- a title that makes zero sense and which everyone already knows will not contain smackdowns of any kind. Premiering this summer on the Food Network, Ray Ray describ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Gimme Some Sugar: Candy Addict vs. Rocket Fizz

    "Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh, soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie?" Up until two years ago when Georganne Bryant opened her colorful retro candy boutique, Smeeks, no one in Phoenix could. Seems Bryant started a trend. Up popped Sweets and Beats (now defunct),  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    The Virgin Gets Down & Dirty with Rachael Ray's Loaded Potato Soup

    This Virgin's one smooth operator.​Wintertime in Phoenix is normally shorts and flip-flops weather, but not this year. Thanks to whatever crappy weather phenemenon is currently blanketing Texas in snow and dumping ice on Hotlanta, it's a little bit chilly for us thin-blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Jan. 10 In Blogs: Gabrielle Giffords, Improv AZ, The Black Swans, Shinbay, and Jared Loughner

    ​​​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

    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

    August 16, 2010

    Shaq Hasn't Panicked Since 1981 -- So He Claims"The Big Shaqtus"​The amount hilarious nonsense that comes from the mouth of former Phoenix Suns big man Shaquille O'Neal is only rivaled by that of another former Suns star: Charles Barkley.Sir Charles is in the off-season from his gig as a TNT basketball commentator, so the g ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Adam Richman, Host of Man v. Food Takes On Chompies, Los Reyes de la Torta, Alice Cooper's Big Unit, and Scottsdale Guilt This Wednesday on The Travel Channel

    ​This Wednesday, former All My Children actor and current host of Man v. Food, Adam Richman, travels to Phoenix to stop at Los Reyes de la Torta and Alice Cooperstown, before taking on the Ultimate Slider Challenge at Chompie's. The challenge, which will air Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on the Travel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    The Next Food Network Star: Let's Just Cut to The Finale, OK?

    Unlike reality show cooking competitions in which it's all about the food and one bad dish can send a front-runner packing, The Next Food Network Star is more about on-air personality -- and that ain't anything that's gettin' fixed overnight. That said, this season looks pretty clear cut, so let's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Delta Spirit, Stereo Total, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Cringe, The Dig, and more

    ​Let's clear off the desk, shall we?Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! -- This band on the Kill Rock Stars label is a multi-lingual new-New Wave boy-girl band with songs sung in English, German, and French. It's quirky with a capital "Q" and not nearly as charming as it thinks it is. Still, most songs are un ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern in Arizona Is Made Even More Bizarre, Thanks to Confusing and Creepy Play-Date With Chris Bianco

    ​So last week, Andrew Zimmern goes on a quest for real Sonoran cuisine in Arizona on Bizarre Foods and hooks up with Chris Bianco, the wait-in-line-for-two-hours pizza guy of Pizzeria Bianco. Huh? What? Why? Were all the Mexican foodies in the Valley busy? Did Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner of Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Finale: Fizz-Out, Fat Rascal Flatts, and Weird-ass Montage

    There, there, Jamie, at least you tried. You came up $20,000 short of your financial goal to keep fresh food on the plastic cafeteria trays of Huntington School's youth, some of the parents called bullshit on your healthy school lunches by sending more of their kids to school with bags of jelly be ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Chef Talk with Stacy Phipps of Stacy's Smokehouse

    Claire Lawton​Stacy Phipps is ready for a challenge. No, really. He wants to challenge every barbecue master in the Valley to a cook off. "I want Don and Charlie (they won our Best Of Ribs in 2009). I want the guys from Honey Bears. I'll even take Bobby Flay." Anyone up for it? Phipps opened ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Chef Talk: Charles Stotts of Avalon (part two)

    ​Yesterday we sat down with Charles Stotts of Avalon in south Scottsdale. Lucky for you, there's a part two! Want to hear about Stotts recent foodgasm? Read on ... What's the best tool in your kitchen drawer? A spoon. I am against tongs; they're something else you won't find in my kitchen. Tongs ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Pizzeria Bianco: Is it Worth the Wait?

    A little wine, a little cheese, and good company makes the wait for a seat at Pizzeria Bianco more than bearable. ​It's purely coincidental that I ended up at Pizzeria Bianco the day after news leaked out about Every Day With Rachael Ray's new March issue, which declares Chris Bianco's pizz ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    How to Eat a Carrot, and our Favorite Food Shows This Week on 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. We're reviewing the most delectable and dreadful with a handy, must-see schedule so you won't miss a thing. If there's one thing we need to get our hearts ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Local Olive Oil Festival Starts Tomorrow

    Happy Olio Nuevo, everyone! This sounds like some crazy made-up holiday along the lines of National Bacon Day (seriously, isn't that every day??) or National Tempura Day. But Olio Nuevo, aka Festival of the New Oil, is actually an annual event at Queen Creek Olive Mill which begins tomorro ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Tempe Bakery Offers Pork Buns, Pies for Pennies

    We grew up in New York, where ethnic bakeries were practically on every corner. When Mom showed up with a white bakery box in hand, wrapped neatly with a red-and-white striped string bow, we knew we were in for a treat. Creamy cannoli with chocolate chips. Raspberry jelly-laced rainbow layer co ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    November 23, 2009

    Stuffing Showdown: Quick & Easy Sweet Apple-Date Stuffing

    From now 'til Thanksgiving, we'll be sharing various stuffing recipes -- all tested and taste-tested first-hand by Chow Bella contributors. On Thanksgiving Day, our "celebrity judge," New Times food critic Michele Laudig, will weigh in with her favorite of the lot. So far, we've seen recipes for Veg ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Monday Night Martha: Potato Skins

    We're cross-pollinating Martha Stewart with Rachael Ray tonight. The dish is called "Stuffed Potatoes with Ham, Thyme and Gruyere" AKA "I bought a flippin' huge bag of potatoes and now I don't know what to do with them." We uncovered the recipe in Ray's book 30 Minute Meals, a classic for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    A New Way to Tell Who Was Buzzing at SxSW

    If you are like most people reading about SxSW on every blog out there, it can be a bit overwhelming. But that is nothing compared to how overwhelming it can be to actually be at a festival where 300 bands are playing at every minute (how many stages does Coachella or EdgeFest have going at any one ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Rachael Ray at SXSW

    To add to the list of hip parties we have told you about happening at SxSW next month in Austin is the most random one yet. Rachel Ray will be hosting the party "Rose's Mojito & Rachael Ray's Feedback: The B-Side." The party with have Acts such as The Hold Steady, Ra Ra Riot, The New York Dolls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Feb 27 In Blogs: Andrew Thomas, Rachel Ray, Corner Bakery Cafe and More

    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: Judge Orders Thomas to Show Conflicts in Case Vs. County Supervisors; K ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008
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    April 19, 2007

    Hot Mama

    Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat

  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    Name Blame

    Scores some hits, but not destination dining yet

  • Culture

    March 16, 2006

    Have Glue Gun, Will Travel

    Crafting on land and sea

  • Dining

    June 6, 2002

    Pails in Comparison

    Southwestern flavors prevail in menu's Mexican-American war