Slow Food International

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    5 Ways for a Foodcentric Phoenician to Stay Busy in the Summer

    It's awfully hot to garden. In fact, it's awfully hot to go out to go out to eat. So we thought we'd share a list of "must dos" for food-grower to enjoy indoors, before it's time for fall planting. From books and films to TV shows and classes, there's a lot to do that will help you get excited about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Strong Beer Festival Saturday, February 15 This weekend kicks off both Arizona Beer Week and Arizona Cocktail Week (really, organizers? Do we have to do this every year?), so as you can imagine, there's a whole lot of drinking to do. On Saturday, beer lovers will want to hit the 14th annual Strong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Chef Renetto-Mario Etsitty of Tertio Winebar on Slow Food and His First Friday Banquets

    Renetto-Mario Etsitty Tertio 3508 N. 7th Street This is part one of our interview with Renetto-Mario Etsitty, chef at Tertio Wine Bar in Phoenix. Today, he dishes on the history of Navajo Kneel Down bread and the semi-secret First Friday feasts he's been serving for the past f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Arizona Farmer Chef Connection Conference on June 10 at Desert Botanical Garden

    Local and slow-food proponents have teamed up for a tete-a-tete on all things Arizona and farm-to-table. Local First Arizona, along with Edible Phoenix, Slow Food Phoenix, Good Food Finder, and the Desert Botanical Garden, will host the Arizona Farmer Chef Connection on Monday, June 10. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    AndyTalk: Pomelo, the Good Fortune Fruit

    Part of the pomelo's charm is its size, so I'm inclined to add them at the last minute, so that the people eating my salad are part of the process.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Foodista Natalie Morris Offers Her Own 12-Days-of-Christmas Locavore Gift-Guide

    On the off chance we haven't provided you with enough holiday gift-giving ideas for every conceivable kind of food and drink-oriented person in the universe (did we overlook the gluten-free, nut-allergic grill-master on the Paleo diet?), we thought we'd hook you up with local food maven Natalie Morr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Join the Slow Food Movement and Celebrate Terra Madre Day on Dec. 10

    If you haven't made it to the Biltmore Fashion Park's latest addition UNION -- a mix of 18 small, distinctive boutiques run by local vendors -- mark your calendars to visit on Monday, December 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. for Terra Madre Day. This international event is a celebration of slow food and eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Chrysa Robertson Dishes on Her Role as Exorcist and What It Takes To Be a Woman Chef

    Chrysa Robertson Rancho Pinot 6208 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-367-8030 See also: Chrysa Robertson Sells Heritage Turkeys and Talks Turkey at November 18 Cooking Class Tastemaker #11: Chrysa Robertson This is part one of my interview with Chrysa Robertson, chef-owner o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    All Your Phoenix Fall Gardening Questions Answered by Tomato Pro Suzanne Vilardi

    Today we're introducing a new feature on Chow Bella, Now Growing, in which Kate Crowley talks to local gardeners about what's in the ground at the moment. Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Leave word in the comments section. See Also: - Phoenix Gets Its First Seed Library - Urban Farming 101 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Nikki's Top Four Picks for Arizona Restaurant Week

    See also: Kevin Binkley on Loving In-N-Out Burger See also: Noca Owner Eliot Wexler on Chef Claudio Urciuoli Restaurant Week begins September 15 and runs through September 23. And while it smacks of Black Friday, Christmas in July and all the other bargain bonanzas that attract the great unwashed, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    20: Natalie Morris

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Traci Zitzer's Urban Table Larder Opens in JAM, Bringing Art and Artisanal Food Together

    See also: April's Edible Education at Old Town Scottsdale Farmers' Market Housed in an adorable 1913 bungalow (once owned by Charles Miller for whom Miller Road was named), JAM is an artisan boutique and art venue where local artists are featured and artsy classes are taught. The rustic couture sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    23: Gabriele Bertaccini

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    34: Pamela Hamilton

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    50: Maya Dailey

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Christopher Gross Makes Pig Feet You'd Walk a Mile For

    The Chef: Christopher Gross The Restaurant: Christopher's Restaurant The Animal: Pig The Dish: Pied de cochon Chef Christopher Gross can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear -- or a pig trotter for that matter. And he does it often, featuring pied de cochon (the pretty French word for pig feet) on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Slow Food Phoenix Offers a Prize for New Slogan

    ​Slow Food Phoenix needs some creative help and we thought that one of you Chow Bella readers might be the key. They posted on Facebook that they need a "catchy slogan" or image for their new t-shirts and we know you can come to the rescue. Find out what you'll win if your idea is chosen...

  • Culture

    October 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Foraged Dinner with Chrysa Robertson and Hank Shaw at Rancho Pinot

    Carol Blonder crispy guarijio squash blossom​ Last night, Chef Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot teamed up with Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook- Finding the Forgotten Feast for a dinner designed around ingredients indigenous to Arizona. It was a perfect pairing: The local chef who k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    In Season: Carrots

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Carrots ​Jennifer Woods​ Easter is this month and with the bunny coming and all, we thought we'd feature the beloved ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Big Brain Update: Natalie Morris

    ​In preparation for this year's Big Brain awards, we're checking up with a few of last year's winners. Know an emerging creative who could use $1000? Nominate 'em right here before March 14. Today we're checking in on last year's foodie winner, Natalie Morris. The past year has been la d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Big Brain Awards 2011: Cash for Culinary Creatives

    Are you on the cutting edge of the local culinary scene? Running a  food truck? Making a culinary documentary?​ Working on a fledgling urban farm? Come out to play, brainiacs.If you're a Valley resident with talent in the culinary arts, New Times wants you. We're seeking nominees for our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Tonight: Slow Food Phoenix Launches Tuesday Tasting​Those Slow Food folks sure are busy, cooking up all kinds of "eco-gastronomic" community events to raise awareness of sustainability and supporting local producers. And you know what? There's always some kind of delicious eats in the plan. Gotta love their priorities. (At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Phoenix Eaterati Dish on Their Fave Foods of 2010

    Joe Johnston Restaurateur Joe Johnston's perfect sandwich of 2010.​ What was the best thing you ate in 2010? I asked around with a handful of Phoenix food lovers, and they were split down the middle. For some, the answer was easy and obvious, a singular work of gastronomic perfec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Payton Curry Serves Rudolph

    ​If you don't like eating things with a face (or a shiny, red nose) you may want to steer clear of this week's feature story on local celebrity chef and controversy enthusiast Payton Curry. This holiday, Curry's got reindeer on the menu. Don't tell the kiddies. Food Critic Michele Laudig on P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Slow Food Holiday Party Celebrates Local Deliciousness

    ​As if December didn't bring enough reasons to throw a party, the folks at Slow Food Phoenix are celebrating local bounty, the people who produce it, and even people who write about it.Local scribes/foodie gals-about-town Sharon Salomon and Gwen Ashley Walters each contributed articles about Phoen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Tonight: Slow Food Phoenix Hosts AZ Stronghold Wine Tasting

    ​Interested in learning more about Slow Food Phoenix, and maybe even joining? Here's your chance to meet members and find out how you can be part of the sustainable food movement.Grab a ticket for tonight's mixer at Postino Central, show up around 5:30 for a little Slow Food 101, and enjoy a tasti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Dig In! With Slow Food, This Saturday

    ​What a great idea: Foodies volunteering for a good cause. Get a little dirt under your fingernails, enjoy good company, and you'll even get fed.This Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, the local Slow Food convivium will join others around the country for a "Dig In!," where they'll "break ground and br ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Slow Food Phoenix Hosts Seasonal Fruit Author Deborah Madison

    ​Envision a balmy Saturday morning at a private orchard, the sun warming your cheeks as you bite into juicy, ripe peaches and apricots, which are at their peak right now. Sounds like heaven, right? That happens to be the game plan for this weekend's unique event sponsored by Slow Food Phoen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    AZ BBQ Festival, Pigs & Pinot, School Gardens, AZ Asian Festival, and National Fondue Day in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ Get ready for a busy weekend, folks. With so much going on around the Valley it's going to be hard to choose what to miss! First up is the Arizona Barbecue Festival, happening Saturday, April 10th at the Scottsd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Off to Italy, With the Slow Food Community's Blessing

    ​Natalie Morris was a Slow Foodie by pure instinct. During culinary school at the Art Institute, the budding chef hadn't heard about the global movement to eat seasonal, local food, but she immediately recognized a key issue: "'Why do we have to keep ordering food from one big company? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Tomato Fest 2010 at Maya's Farm

    This past Saturday, The Farm at South Mountain was packed with locals eager to learn about, and taste, delicious ripe tomatoes at Slow Food Phoenix's Tomato Fest 2010. The name of the event sounded so similar to Spain's famed "La Tomatina" festival in which gazillions of folks pummel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Kai Hosts Five-Star Culinary Seminar

    ​Slow Food Phoenix is teaming up with Kai, the highly acclaimed fine dining restaurant at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, for a special interactive culinary event geared toward the truly food obsessed. Since attendance is capped at 60 guests, reservations are a must for after ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Closed for Business: Mosaic

    ​One of the more high-profile fine dining destinations in the Valley is no more.Chef Deborah Knight released a statement explaining that she and her husband, GM/wine director Matt Rinn, will not be reopening their restaurant Mosaic after their summer hiatus."We are closing Mosaic because we have d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Slow Food Phoenix Fights Fatty School Lunches

    ​Slow Food Phoenix says that the current standard of fast food and junk food in school lunches serves the escalating obesity and diabetes epidemic in America. (Not to mention, there's the ethical sketchiness of putting Taco Bell and Pizza Hut products in schools.) So to raise awareness, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Macaron Mania: Essence Bakery Cafe Keeps Fans in the Loop Chef Talk: Bryan Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Chipotle Makes a Deal for Slow Food Phoenix

    ​Yep, that's right. Chipotle is doing good for the community, again. Last week it was a free showing of food industry documentary Food, Inc., and now it's putting on a fundraiser for none other than the food awareness movement's top dog, Slow Food USA. Tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m., customers can ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Tucson's Slow Food & Film Festival Starts Tonight

    Here's a great idea that I wish Slow Food Phoenix would steal from our sister city to the south: a Slow Food film festival! Tonight, Slow Food Tucson kicks off its fourth annual event with dinner and a movie -- of course -- followed by three more nights of festivities.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Last Chance to Vote for Local Heroes

    My friend Pamela Hamilton, editor of Edible Phoenix, just sent an invitation to Chow Bella readers to vote online for this year's Local Hero Awards, the annual accolades given to hard-working people in the culinary community. Friday's the last day. If you're familiar with the mag, then you'll r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Quiessence chef Greg LaPrad takes over restaurant, opens for lunch

    By Michele Laudig Last Monday, September 1, Quiessence chef Greg LaPrad took over the Slow Food-centric fine dining spot and its neighbor, Morning Glory Cafe, from former owner Santa Barbara Catering. Both restaurants are located at the Farm at South Mountain, an idyllic getaway inside the Phoeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2008

    Prado, M Bar, Crave Cafe set to debut at new InterContinental Montelucia Resort

    By Michele Laudig One of the most high-profile restaurant developments of 2008 also happens to be a home-grown Arizona original. Prado is the name of the new Spanish-style signature restaurant at the soon-to-open InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, and unlike some of the other high-profile e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008

    Slow Foodie at the helm of new PV resort's restaurants

    InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa isn't set to open until August, but there's already a reason to look forward to it -- they've hired Francesco Roccato as executive chef. The Torino, Italy, native is a Slow Food member who's done stints in kitchens around the world, from Spain to Bermuda to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2007

    The dirt on the Farm Tour

    Slow and low -- that is the tempo Slow Food's Phoenix chapter hosted its "Slow Food is Local -- Farm Tour and Harvest Dinner" yesterday, and unfortunately I was out of town. But the next best thing to being there is having a dear friend who's not only obsessed with food but happy to recap the eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2007

    Wanna take a road trip?

    I can't skip town and spend the weekend in Tucson, but if I could, I'd head straight for this: the Tucson Slow Food Film Festival, on January 12-14. There's a different theme at a different restaurant each night (with feature films to match). and Saturday afternoon has a packed lineup of food-relate ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006

    Farm Fresh

    La vida local

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    A Plateful of Prada

    Dining has become so darn pretentious, like a version of "ChefsGone Wild"

  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Haste Test

    Tired of fast food? Try Slow Food.

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