Just about everybody is offering up their predictions for the food trends of 2012. Trends come and go in a flash sometimes, especially in this era of social media. While no one will know for sure what will take off, Chow Bella toss out our two cents to this food trend list trend.
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A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs.
arizonacoffee.comWe met the friendly and well-educated-in-the-world-of coffee men from Mulch Coffee at the Stephanie Izard Goat Tour dinner and it appears that they are pouring a mean iced coffee at the south Scottsdale farmers' market. Mu ... More >>
Jennifer WoodsGirl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats and Drinks by Stephanie Izard and her friend Heather Shouse, published by Chronicle Books, has the look and feel of many of the celebrity cookbooks you've seen before. Colorful and engaging graphic design, photo of ... More >>
Sumosommelier David JohnsonSpirits expert, ex-wine director at Oakville Grocery Co., and Sumosommelier David Johnson is at it again. After recently competing in the first Tommy Bahama "Rumologist" comeptition and attending celebu-chef Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour dinner, Johnson has joi ... More >>
Heather Gill PhotographySunday night's Stephanie Izard (and Guests) Goat Tour dinner was a convergence of new and cool projects all gathered together under white lights strung above the grass carpeted courtyard of Joe Garcia's soon-to-be-built-out The Accidental Yard in Old Town Scottsdale. ... More >>
Huge Galdones (http://galdonesphotography.com/)Hey Phoenix, are you excited that quasi-local majorly-talented national celeb chef Stephanie Izard is coming to town this weekend? We are. We bet her parents are, too -- they live in Scottsdale. Izard's been absolutely rockin' the the foodosphe ... More >>
Phoenix (or Scottsdale, rather) is getting some love in Stephanie Izard's "Goat Tour" benefiting Share Our Strength. Izard's taking a trip around the country visiting with some of the chef's she's met over the years to kick it in the kitchen as well as promote her snazzy new book titled The G ... More >>
foodnetwork.comLet's face it: The Valley is pretty TV-friendly, when it comes to food topics.
Top Chef's Stephanie Izard has become a downright regular at local culinary events over the last couple of years. TLC recently highlighted a bunch of eateries around town. The Food Network has se ... More >>
For my dad's annual visit to Arizona last weekend, I wanted to take him out to a nice dinner at someplace where the food would be great and the atmosphere would be comfortable -- anything too trendy wouldn't suit him one bit.
So we hit up Caffe Boa in Tempe, which I've always liked (and wh ... More >>
Celebrity chefs. Blind wine tasting contests. Food samples from dozens of Valley restaurants. Only two weeks after Scottsdale's Dine Out With the Chefs event, culinary afficianados from across the Valley loosened their belts for another huge epicurean event: CRAVE Arizona ... More >>
Everyone who's anyone in the Phoenix metro culinary scene, from local foodies to the stars of Hell's Kitchen and Bravo's Top Chef, turned out for this weekend's Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Libations flowed at the Southwest Festival of Beers and inside the Robert Mondavi wine garden. Restaurant che ... More >>
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival sounds monolithic, but the granddaddy among the Valley's culinary festivals is surprisingly multifaceted -- a dozen different events at 16 different restaurants and venues around town, ranging from casual tastings to semi-formal sit-down occasions.
The torturous thing about watching Bravo's Top Chef is that it tends to leave viewers with insatiable cravings for food that only exists in TV land. You watch the chefs hustle to create a dish, you cheer them on... and then, you go to bed very, very hungry.
So here's your chance to actually eat ... More >>
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