Eating the World

Tapino Chef + Seacat Veggies = Yummy Mystery Sample at Old Town Scottsdale Market

The hot trend of featured chefs at farmers' markets just keeps gathering momentum. Beginning this Saturday, March 28, Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar's award-winning James Porter will appear at the brand-new Seacat Gardens stall at Scottsdale's Old Town Farmers' Market, preparing a dish based on seasonal produce for shoppers to taste and be inspired by.

Carl Seacat will bring fresh celery, beets, radishes, and a grip of other goodies for Porter to select from, as well as a variety of veg for you, the customer. Bring your picky eaters and get them excited about all this produce you keep bringing home (we aren't the only ones who need more ideas what to do with it).

If you aren't much of a cook, maybe you can talk Porter into putting his creation on the menu. That's the plan for the scads and scads of assorted heirloom tomatoes that Seacat foresees beginning to harvest in two or three weeks. They'll be all over Tapino's dishes as well as Scottsdale's Old Town and Go Green and Downtown Phoenix markets.

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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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