Cowboy Ciao Tuesday, October 14 Friendly competition between local wine experts is nothing new to Cowboy Ciao. In fact, the restaurant regularly hosts Sommelier Showdowns that pit two wine professionals against each other in a contest to pick a better pairing. This month the restaurant is shaking ... More >>
Beer Dinner: Huss Brewing Company Saturday, August 2 We're pretty excited that well-known Valley chef Matt Taylor has relocated to the kitchen at Gertrude's at the Desert Botanical Garden. And if you're looking for a good excuse to go check out what the chef has up his sleeve, then this Satu ... More >>
"Sweet Julia" Series Debut Saturday, June 21 Catch Phoenix's own confection queen Julia Baker in the debut of the six-episode series Sweet Julia this Saturday on The Cooking Channel. (Check your local listings for times.) The series will cover everything from desserts -- of course -- to how to inco ... More >>
Gluten-free blues got you down? Get in the kitchen and get baking. Here are 10 reasons to love GF chocolate chip cookies -- and really, all chocolate chip cookies in general. 1. The only "real" chocolate chip cookies, the ones made from Nestlé Toll House chips using the recipe on the back of the ... More >>
Prevailing wisdom says great dishes begin with great ingredients. And while that's certainly true, kick-ass cooks and the rare birds who have the Martha Stewart gene for entertaining couldn't do what they do half as well -- or at least not half as easily -- without the proper tools and equipment. Co ... More >>
Waffles. Belgian waffles. Crisp. Hot. With melted butter and warm maple syrup. Sunday brunch is just one of the regular food happenings at my mother's house, and it's all about the waffles. But going gluten-free meant waffle changes for me. See also: - Don't Call Judy Nichols Names; She Knows W ... More >>
First of all, if there is a significant difference between spring and summer rolls, I'm sorry. Some sources say that they're the same and others note that spring rolls are fried and summer rolls are not. There is no consistency and I'm not one to make the call. I'm more accustomed to "spring roll ... More >>
According to people attempting to calculate the gayest places in America, Scottsdale's pretty gay.We're not gayness assessors, but it would appear that Advocate magazine is totally making up this shit.
The Valley's own Julia Baker, founder, executive chef, and CEO of Julia Baker Confections, is no stranger to success. The Le Cordon Bleu grad and Paris-trained chef is currently making sweet Christmas gifts for Elton John, designing Robert Redford's birthday cake, and recently, got ink in the holida ... More >>
What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Bachelor. Oh to live the bachelor lifestyle, where 20 is the new 30, f ... More >>
We try not to judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to food presentation, having the right serveware and bakeware can inspire one to bake and cook away the day. Good looking "ware" also makes it look like you know what you're doing no matter what the outcome. See also: The Making of The Bak ... More >>
How many enticing recipes do you save -- then skip -- because the instructions for ingredient preparation seem to involve more time than you are willing to spend at the kitchen counter? Every cook, even the pros, are looking for ways to save time while adding a variety of fresh food choices to our m ... More >>
What cuts of meat will you be eating in 2011?Helen Yung, Sweet Republic co-ownerI think it'll be the year of gourmet food trucks. It started this year but will make a huge jump in 2011, with well-regarded restaurants joining the game.Craig DeMarco, Postino ownerMy short list: ... More >>
I got a laugh at the cover of the Williams-Sonoma holiday catalog.Notice the headline? "Handmade for the holidays."At first, I thought, isn't that nice? Giving homemade treats as Christmas presents? I had a momentary vision of spending a leisurely day making goodies to give out, perhaps putting t ... More >>
Is your kitchen equipped for pie-making season? With our Pie Social this weekend and the holidays right around the corner, you'll want to stock up on all the must-have accessories now. Here's our checklist for what to get and what to skip, and links to local stores where you can find everything!
Slade Grove is the kind of man you want in charge of your chocolate: He professes his love for his new enrobing machine and says he has packed on nearly 20 pounds perfecting all his holiday treats at Wicked Kitchen Gourmet and Cookies from Home.
www.rawmazing.com Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Market First Friday'sTonight while your downtown at first Friday, escape the hustle and bustle of Roosevelt row and stop by the Phoenix Public Market. From 7 to 10 p.m. enjoy live music inside ... More >>
While taking pre-holiday cooking classes is an option, a lot of folks don't have the cash to throw down for them -- especially if you're the one saddled with the Turkey Day grocery bill. Good thing the seasonal food technique classes at Williams-Sonoma are FREE
You can find a kitchen towel just about everywhere nowadays. The cheap and obvious place to purchase is your local supermarket or Target store. Keep in mind, the local places are going to have cheap weave towels that usually have a tacky floral print or lame color scheme. You can also find expens ... More >>
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Ooh, I finally got a hold of the menu for next week's big James Beard Foundation event, Taste America. Check out what Arizona's culinary rock stars -- all James Beard Award winners for Best Chef: Southwest -- are planning for the foodie confab: Miniature Lobster Rolls with Celery-Tarragon Tartar Sa ... More >>
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