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Chris Bianco, Kevin Binkley, Silvana Salcido Esparza, and More Join Barbara Fenzl for All-Star Chef Cooking Show Airing Tomorrow on PBS

Quick, how many top-notch Arizona chefs does it take to cook signature recipes in front of a live studio audience?

Eight if you're talking about the Centennial Cooking Celebration airing at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, November 27) on Eight, Arizona PBS.

The chefs will be joining cookbook author, culinary instructor, and television personality Barbara Fenzl for a two-hour special devoted to Arizona's rich culinary history. During the show, Fenzl will invite each chef on stage to prepare a signature dish in front of a live studio audience.

Want to see Silvana Salcido Esparza (Barrio Café, Barrio Queen) prepare her famous chiles en nogada, Kevin Binkley (Binkley's, Cafe Bink) make halibut en papillote, or Chris Bianco whip up some roasted eggplant Parmigiana? Of course you do. Now here's the complete lineup.

The show includes the following chefs sharing one of their best-loved recipes:

-- Chris Bianco, Pizzeria Bianco/Pane Bianco/Italian Restaurant (Phoenix): Roasted Eggplant Parmigiana

-- Kevin Binkley, Binkley's/Cafe Bink (Carefree): Halibut en Papillote

-- Silvana Esparza, Barrio Café (Phoenix): Chiles en Nogada

-- Nobuo Fukuda, Nobuo at Teeter House (Phoenix): Cured Salmon with Basil Oil and Soy-Glazed Almonds

-- Joe Johnston, Joe's Real BBQ/Joe's Farm Grill/Liberty Market (Gilbert): Joe's Real St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs

-- Matt McTigue, El Tovar (Grand Canyon): Pan Seared Salmon Tostada

-- Amanda Stine, Garland's Oak Creek Lodge (Sedona): Rack of Lamb with Coriander Crust

-- Mark Tarbell, Tarbell's (Phoenix): Tar's Scotch Beef with Red Wine Gravy

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Laura Hahnefeld
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