Ruth Reichl

  • 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

    May 8, 2013

    Sugar Rush: Confessions of a Wild West Pastry Chef, and the Launch of a New Column

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Chris Bianco on Jamie Oliver, the Local Chefs He Most Admires, and What Makes an Awesome Pizza Awesome

    Chris Bianco Pizzeria Bianco, Bar Bianco 623 E. Adams Street, Phoenix, 602-258-8300; 609 E. Adams St., 602-528-3699 Pizzeria Bianco/ Trattoria Bianco 4743 N. 20th Street (Town & Country), Phoenix, 602-368-3273 Pane Bianco 4404 N.Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602-234-2100, See also: -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    6 Sexy Foods Nikki Buchanan Wants to Eat on Any Day But Valentine's Day

    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. See also: -The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Chrysa Robertson Dishes on Male Chefs, How She Handled a Customer Complaint and Why She's Not Really Arizona's Alice Waters

    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. See also: Aaron May Dishes on Being a Chef, a Restaurateur and a Part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Comfort Me with Apples: Chow Bella Book Club Meeting, Now In Session

    Jennifer Woods​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Ruth Reichl's Top Gifts for Food Lovers on Gilt Taste

    ​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. We wanted to explore more about Gilt Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    December's Chow Bella Book Club Selection: Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Chef Jen Anderson at Windsor, Part 2

    Maya Dukmasova Chef Jen Anderson in the kitchen at Windsor​Yesterday 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. Where do you come from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Saveur's Best Food Blog Winner, NYPD Pizza's New Menu, A Lost Dog and Gilt Taste

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. ​So, Valley guy Dominic Armato of Skillet Doux didn't win the 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    End of an Era: Gourmet Magazine is Closing

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Beach Bites: The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

     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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    How do food critics keep from gaining weight?

    By Michele Laudig An Newsweek article that came out this week has really given me some food for thought. If your job is all about eating, how do you avoid packing on the pounds? I remember reading Ruth Reichl's strategy a few years ago -- basically, she only has a taste of everything. Apparently i ... More >>

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Man Bites Dog

    If we had it to do over, would we publish the satirical saga of Chef Kaz Yamamoto? Hell yes! Punk you, if you can't take a joke!

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Xtreme Cuisine

    Arizona's cunning culinary wizard Chef Kaz Yamamoto prepares taboo illegal moveable feasts for the elite and über-rich

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    December 17, 1998
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    October 23, 1997