Today we're back for part two of our interview with Chef Nick LaRosa of Nook in Arcadia. If you're wondering about the photo above, the fun-loving chef is channeling his inner Iron Chef during our photo shoot. Today, we chat with LaRosa about the possibility of a second restaurant (hint: Nook Pasta ... More >>
This is part two of our interview with Joey Maggiore of Cuttlefish in Scottsdale. The seafood restaurant opened late last year and features an oyster bar (complete with Vespa seating) and a menu of coastal Italian cuisine. Today, we're talking about the two new restaurants Maggiore plans to open aro ... More >>
Jay Bogsinke Chef St. Francis stfrancisaz.com 602-200-8111 This is part one of our interview with chef Jay Bogsinke of St. Francis. Bogsinke has been at St. Francis since August, when chef/owner Aaron Chamberlin decided to call in some extra firepower for the restaurant as he wrangles with the new ... More >>
Steve Olson Chef Salad is taking a detour this week and next, interviewing four of the country's leading beverage industry experts, all of whom will be speakers at seminars held at the Hotel Valley Ho for the second annual Arizona Cocktail Week, February 16-22. Their excitement about cocktail cultu ... More >>
See also: Chef Pete DeRuvo To Head Kitchen at New Davanti Enoteca See also: Tastemaker #21: Pete DeRuvo Pete DeRuvo Davanti Enoteca 6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-659-1800 www.davantiscottsdale.com This is part one of my interview with Pete DeRuvo, executive chef at Davanti Enoteca. Come ... More >>
Welcome to Vine Geeks, where Brian Reeder and Pavle Milic of AZ Wine Merchants take the drinking game quite seriously. Pay attention -- you might just learn something. This past week, a record 98 students took the test to obtain their Masters of Wine, trying to join the mere 298 worldwide who curr ... More >>
From now through Caramelpalooza -- March 2 at Smeeks candy shop -- Chow Bella will introduce you to the 18 chefs participating in the third annual caramel tasting. Today, meet Debra Giovenco Cole of 'Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana at the Borgata in Scottsdale and That's a Wrap in Phoenix.
Cuoco Pazzo Cuoco Pazzo may translate to "crazy chef," but the only crazy thing we noticed about Chef Peter Deruvo is his crazy humility and true passion for providing his guests with great food. We sat down with Chef Deruvo in this week's Chef Talk to hear how he's handling his two ... More >>
Kholood EidIn the kitchen with Anthony Spinato. In the kitchen with: Anthony Spinato Making: Get Meaty Pizza This week, Chow Bella gets a behind-the-scenes look into the fifth--and newest--location of Spinato's Pizzeria in Ahwatukee. After the lunch rush on a recent summer d ... More >>
James WaldronThis edition of Battle of the Dishes is serving up golden Italian balls varying in size and texture. Suppli di riso -- aka arancini -- aka rice balls. Pick a name, any name, and you'll get a dish originally inspired by the Arabs' takeover of Sicily -- and leftover risotto ... More >>
CrudoCrudo, the quirky Old Town eatery of inventive raw seafood dishes and handmade pastas, has announced a summer series of wine dinners that will explore the regions of Italy -- a country where seemingly everyone cooks with confidence. Dinners will feature three wines and three courses and ... More >>
courtesy of Shannon Dufresne This week Shannon Dufresne, chef-owner of Crave Artisan Ice Cream joined us for Sweet Talk. Over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake, we discovered Shannon has quite a sweet tooth, how she set up her commercial kitchen as a co-op, and why good food is in the deta ... More >>
fakeginger.comHungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?The Taste of SicilyThanks to Phoenix Sister Cities, you can experience the Tastes of Sicily this Saturday at the Arizona American Italian Club in Phoenix. A wine expert from Alliance Beverag ... More >>
that makes his heart melt and his appetite roar. "Pasta's something I really have passion for," Saccone says. "That's what I eat every day, sometimes twice a day. I tell my wife it's going to kill me."
Gasper Manno and his wife Maria grew up in towns 20 minutes apart on the Italian island of Sicily, but they didn't meet until they wound up at the same college in New York City. Halfway around the world decades later, now they work together at Gasper's Casual Italian Dining/Pizzeria.
Gasper Manno is an Italian born and raised and New York pizzeria trained pizza man. Manno has lived and breathed pizza since his childhood in Sicily when his mom topped leftover bread dough with tomato, parmasen and anchioves to his days tossing pies for the very particular New York crowd. Now, he p ... More >>
cafelynnylu.blogspot.comFriday Night VinoSample wines from Italy with Damien Kanser from Action Wines at AZ Wine Co. in Carefree tonight from 5:30 to 7:30. Learn about the laws of wine and regions of Italy while enjoying sample of wine from Sicily, Trentino and Tuscany. AZ Wine Co. will als ... More >>
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