British rock band The Cult have a new album out today, Choice of Weapon. It's good -- a remarkably heavy record without a trace of "heft for the sake of heft." The songs sound exactly like The Cult, but they aren't tired, no doubt enhanced by the presence of Chris Goss, the Joshua Tree-bred producer ... 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 Eliana House.
Eliana House pretty much grew up in the restaurant that her parents named after her, ... More >>
No more Beach House on 16th Street.We were a little dismayed to drive down 16th Street in Phoenix recently and discover a new sign plastered on the funky little green shack that used to house an outpost of Two Hippies Beach House. Bummer, right?There's a new big boy in town.As it turns out, th ... More >>
My first thought when I saw the title of Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them was please, spare me from another irreverent take on serious kitchen happenings. Relief came when I spotted the authors names. Team Bruce Weinstein (chef) and Mark Scarbrough (food writer) have collected culinary notc ... More >>
Frankie Muniz makes his triumphant entrance onto the court for last year's version of the Annual Jack in the Box Celebrity Shootout. He had a triple double with several rim-jarring dunks that left spectators slack-jawed. Just kidding, but he played.Frankie Muniz, the former child actor who curren ... More >>
By Alan Cleaver via Flickr.The New Year is right around the corner, which means an inevitable spike in gym memberships and attendance at Weight Watchers meetings. We could remind you that 88-92% of Americans fail to keep these self-promises, but we know you'll probably make ... More >>
Your guide to what to grab and what to skip when your lunchtime is spent at your desk.
What We Ate: Weight Watchers Pasta Primavera
Bow-tie pasta with broccoli and carrots in a parmesan cream sauce.
The Facts: 290 calories, 7g fat, 590g sodium
Why This One: Bow-tie pasta is cut ... More >>
A few of the contenders for Classic Cupcake.When Tracy Dempsey asked me last week to be a last-minute judge at the inaugural Cupcake Love-In -- held yesterday at the Valley Ho in Scottsdale -- I replied without hesitation.
Of course! I couldn't wait to get my Gail Simmons on. ... More >>
Kirstie Alley's Jenny Craig ad campaign. Looks like someone took a wrong turn after CheersA researcher at Arizona State University found that ads featuring plus-sized models are unlikely to work on their intended audiences: fatties.Sorry, Kirstie Alley, the Jenny Craig endorsement buffet ma ... More >>
You can try that one foot on the scale trick, but you're not fooling anyone.Valentine's Day has come and gone and you've whole heartedly
abandoned your New Years diet by professing your undying love to a giant box of
chocolates. Your jeans still don't fit and
those crafty Girl Scouts will b ... More >>
Ali Vincent has energy -- lots of it. The Mesa native lost 112 pounds to become the first female winner of The Biggest Loser, snagging the $250,000 prize. Now, she is an inspirational speaker, spokeswoman, author, and soon-to-be creator of her own charitable foundation. Chow Bella had a chanc ... 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 >>