Cook’s Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients by The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby, PhD Facts: Penguin Random House Publisher Services, 504 pages, $40.00 (or Amazon Hardcover $20.00, Kindle $39.99) Photos: Some black and white photos but numerous illustrations Recipes: Too many to count By now, you are probably aware that Christopher Kimball left […]
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I should have had Cassia on my radar before my trip to Santa Monica, but I didn’t. I only had eyes for “Gwen,” the new restaurant from Aussie celebrity chef, Curtis Stone and his brother, Luke. Technically Gwen is in Hollywood, but that’s another story for another time. Today I want to tell you about Cassia, which […]
I knew the minute I took the assignment from Thrillist that I had a hot potato on my hands. Should I decide to accept, I’d need to make a case that Tucson is the “best food city in Arizona.” Wait a minute. Phoenix has been my home for more than 20 years. I am a […]
People divide into two camps as far as cornbread is concerned. There are those who put sugar in their cornbread and those who do not. I am here to tell you that we can all get along. My husband is in the former camp and I am in the latter. The most intelligent thing to […]
It wasn’t my idea. It was my sweet, beautiful sister-in-law’s idea. I was going to cook for my best friend on our next #privatechefmonday, and was thinking out loud about what to cook. My brother and SIL were visiting for Thanksgiving, and she said she had a great idea, a recipe from a cookbook I’d […]
I wrote a story for Thrillist.com about a new taco shop in Phoenix, and it was published it on…. wait for it… National Taco Day. Perfect. After writing two extensive Mexican Food Guides to the Valley for PHOENIX Magazine (2011, 2015), I’ll admit that one taco shop can easily blend into the next taco shop, and to […]
Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop Photographs © Yuki Sugiura Facts: W.W. Norton & Company, 368 pages, $35.00 (or Amazon Hardcover $26.23, Kindle $16.05) Photos: 116 Recipes: about 162 The loquacious Fuchsia Dunlop is back with her sixth book on Chinese cuisine: Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China. This UK-born lady […]
On Sunday, October 23, some of the top chefs in Phoenix are gathering at the storied Farm at South Mountain for “An Afternoon at the Farm — Cultivating Future Culinarians.” They’ll be cooking for guests who support the mission of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), a worldwide philanthropic organization of professional women in the food, […]
CLOUD NINE, friends! That’s where I’ve been since winning 1st place from The Association of Food Journalists for my “Saintly Stockers” article published in PHOENIX Magazine. The awards were handed out on September 21, at their annual conference, which was held in Seattle. (Skip to the end for a link to the story, but first I […]
by Diana Henry Photographs © Laura Edwards Facts: Publisher Mitchell Beasley, 320 pages, $32.99, (Amazon $21.77) Photos: 95% of the recipes are accompanied by a photo of the finished dish Recipes: about 207 Simple may be Diana Henry’s 10th cookbook but who’s counting? And, in case you aren’t familiar with Ms. Henry’s credentials, just know that her book […]