You say "desert" and people picture cacti and tumbleweeds, but the truth is you can grow a hell of a lot of veggies in this state. If you don't believe us, just look at the menu at FnB Restaurant in Scottsdale, where James Beard Award-nominated chef Charleen Badman crafts seasonal cuisine that showcases the very best of the Arizona terroir. Sourcing local ingredients from top farmers and artisans around the Valley and state, Badman proves that Southwestern cuisine is about a lot more than just nopales. When in season, she showcases Arizona's excellent heirloom tomatoes and pristine peppers, and she pairs squash blossoms with halloumi, chermoula, lemon, and olives. The bold flavors, tinged with international influences, take Arizona cuisine to a whole new level.