As the chefs competing in Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual Caramelpalooza -- coming 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- get out the candy thermometers, we've got our pens ready to introduce you to the faces behind the caramel.
Avid fans of the Food Network show Cupcake Wars might recognize thi ... More >>
Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate.
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Festival season's about to hit full tilt. Are you ready? Now you are. Here are some of our favorite local food & beverage events happening from now until the end of April:
2/1 - Haute Chocolate Market & Festival
Where: Heard Museum
Price: $30 in advance, $35 day of the event and $45 for V ... More >>
Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Miss a question? Go here.Whether it's for education, entertainment, or a d ... More >>
Editor's Note, in the interest of full disclosure: While Chow Bella wasn't directly involved, Phoenix New Times was a sponsor of the Street Eats Food Truck festival. From $5 parking to $4 samples (what happened to the $2 vouchers we were promised?!) Saturday's Street Eats food truck fes ... More >>
By now you've likely got your calendar marked for the first big food truck event of 2012. But do you have your tickets yet?
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Saturday, January 14, at Salt River Fields near Talking Stick Resort, the Street Eats Food Truck Festival, presented by New Times, will featur ... More >>
Looks as if the Valley's food truck phenomenon of 2011 is continuing into the start of the new year -- and this time, its bringing celebrity TV chef Tyler Florence and a bit of baseball with it.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Saturday, January 14, at Salt River Fields near Talking Stick Resort, the S ... More >>
courtesy of Chris D'AngeliPastry Chef Chris D'Angeli
In her 15- year career, pastry chef Chris D'Angeli has created an impressive resume. Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Chris has traversed the U.S., working in five star hotel properties like The Ritz Carlton, as well a ... More >>
Brady and Shaun Breese represent the best of a commitment to living local. They grew up in Phoenix, attended ASU, and after working in the corporate world, began to grow their hometown cookie business. Brady, formerly with the life insurance division of USAA, cr ... More >>
Nom Nom TruckEarlier this week we mentioned four Arizona food truck companies that are season 2 nominees for The Great Food Truck Race on The Food Network. We hope you follow the link to vote for your local food roadsters and a chance for you to win a trip to NYC for The Food ... More >>
Truckin' Good Food, Phoenix
Last night we viewed episode 3, season 1 of The Great Food Truck Race on The Food Network. Hosted by Tyler Florence, the show features seven food truck crews who compete on a six -week journey, selling their goodies in six city stops across the coun ... More >>
Dreams are awesome. Especially the ones with zombies and double rainbows (oh my God!), but what about the waking dreams we have for our lives? Losing weight, running a marathon, starting a business. Those are cool, too. And for the most part, they take planning.
Which is why Food Network's new ... More >>
One week ago, we gave you the first installment of daily posts in our special Stuffing Showdown, and now I'm here as the so-called celebrity judge to tell you which one of our contributors came up with the tastiest rendition of Thanksgiving stuffing.
But I'm not going to tell you the winne ... More >>
Where is my fork!?From now 'til Thanksgiving, we'll be sharing various stuffing recipes -- all tested and taste-tested first-hand by Chow Bella contributors. On Thanksgiving Day, our "celebrity judge," New Times food critic Michele Laudig, will weigh in with her favorite ... More >>