If you've ever wondered what your favorite local chef actually cooks with at home, then prepare to have your curiosity satisfied. Bite Magazine recently launched the Bite Box, a box that includes 10 favorite Arizona-made items chosen by a featured local chef.
The culinary collaboration looks to showcase products made and used in Arizona. And Bite Magazine Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Michelle Jacoby says the items in each Bite Box are products chefs actually use either in their restaurants or while cooking at home.
“With many chefs having loyal fans and followings, I think people are curious about what they cook with and eat at home,” Jacoby says.
The first edition of Bite Box features selections by Justin Beckett of Southern Rail and Beckett’s Table, and includes an array of items such as desert blossom honey and engraved, wooden coasters. Down the line, Jacoby hopes to expand the program to feature selections by "mixologists, sommeliers, farmers, food influencers, and high-profile Arizonans.”
Although Bite Box is available for purchase on the Bite Magazine website, the boxes must be picked up at the special pick-up events. For example, the Justin Beckett box will be available for pick-up on June 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Southern Rail on Camelback Road and Third Avenue. It's available now for $70 online.
Bite Box is currently being sold every other month, and will have varying prices depending on the items featured by each chef.
Editor's Note: This post has been updated from its original version. Sale of the current Bite Box have been extended through the weekend.