You might know her from her incredible s'mores at Caramelpalooza, or from her blog, Croissant in the City. In any case, you're about to learn a lot more about this pastry chef. Chow Bella is excited to welcome Rachel Miller to our fold.
I am a pastry chef.
When people hear what I do, they freak ... More >>
Valentine's Day -- a good excuse to tell the people we love that we love them the best way we know how. A hand-made card, candy, flowers, perfume, underwear . . . all that stuff works for me. Please just don't drag me to a restaurant on the busiest, most hectic night of the year.
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This is part two of my interview with Chrysa Robertson, chef-owner of Rancho Pinot. If you missed part one, where Robertson talks about what it takes to be a woman chef and whether she's a marshmallow or a hard ass, read it here.
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Come grab a seat, you've just arrived at the third meeting of the Chow Bella Book Club! We've gathered to discuss Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl.
As you probably already know, apples don't really make much of an appearance in this book. It's really more of a feeling Reich ... More >>
We can't think of a better place to "window shop" for online foodstuffs than Gilt Taste. Ruth Reichl is the editorial advisor for this new-ish member of the Gilt Groupe family. She's also the author of this month's Chow Bella Book Club Selection.
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Chow Bella Book Clubbers, are you ready for the holidays? We're already deep in run-around-and-be-festive mode, why not a book that might be familiar to some of you that's already been a New York Times bestseller - so we already know it's good one.
It's also full of recipes, stories of fami ... More >>
Chef Jen Anderson in the kitchen at WindsorYesterday we heard from Chef Jen Anderson of Windsor on her strategies for creating recipes and cultivating kitchen leaders. Today, she shares more of her personal story and reflects on Phoenix food culture.
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A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs.
So, Valley guy Dominic Armato of Skillet Doux didn't win the Saveur.com best food blog award - we mentioned his nomination a few weeks ago. He recently blogged about enjoying the recognition but will be getting back to reality. Who won? ... More >>
I need another cup of coffee.The big, big, big shocker news of the a.m. today: the New York Times reports that Conde Nast is closing Gourmet magazine, which has been in publication since December 1940.A must-read for food fanatics for its impeccable writing, lust-worthy photography, and of course ... More >>
So, you've read Julie & Julia and all of Ruth Reichl's books, but you're hungry for more? Fear not, summer reader. We've got a week's worth of book recommendations for you, all food-related in one way or another, starting today with The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8. Le ... More >>