Benjamin Christie, Australian Chef Consultant

Imagine the secrets of Bush Tucker cooking and a mixture of savory native Australian ingredients to tease you senses. Well, Chef Benjamin Christie brings those wonderful culinary delights from world downunder to us. Celebrated TV chef of Dining Downunder, Chef Benjamin tantalizes our tastes with Australian native foods, recipes, ingredients, cookbooks, and gives us his reviews of Australian restaurants, menu … Read More

Second Saturdays

Second Saturdays, started by Rachel and Bob Woodburn is a wonderful gathering of artistic spirited people. Last night despite the rain some 25 folks from Phoenix and the surrounding areas came out to Rachel and Bob’s Foothills estate for evening filled with creative discourse. The charming hosts, Rachel and Bob are both accomplished photographers with a depth and breath of … Read More

Pocket & Pendent Author Sips Chowder while discussing Plot with Ms Courtney Pulitzer

Whoa! Is that Mark Jeffrey, author of The Pocket and The Pendent, eating New England Clam “Chowdah” with the lovely Ms. Courtney Pulitzer? Mark’s not just eating NECC alone. There’s popcorn in that chowder. It seems some pesky yummy morsels of corn and butter where an unexpected addition compliments of Ms. Courtney. Popcorn Chowder, an amazing new culinary delight invented … Read More

Whole Foods Traffic Leads to Cheese Ecstasy

Whole Foods has been my designer choice for shopping therapy these days in Phoenix. I’ve been to several different Whole Foods across the US: Columbus Circle/Time Warner building and Chelsea New York, Chicago, LA, SF and Tempe, AZ. Not all of the Whole Foods have the same traffic pattern. Both New York Whole Foods are a disaster when it comes … Read More

013105 – Talk of The Town and Inspiration of Mary Lou Quinlan

The Talk of The Town We were truly the talk of the town at Tott’s Asian Diner located in Tempe on Guadalupe and McClintock. Originally, having plans to dine at C Fu, but Vivian Valenty said she had a bad food experience there. Yes, Vivian Valenty of VB Cosmetics joined Kim and Mike Buchheit, Joyce and Tony Spataro and myself, … Read More

Elvis is Alive and Well In Gilbert, AZ

I decided we needed to break out of our comfort zone and investigate the other side of the Phoenix tracks and go to Gilbert, AZ. My mom mentioned a section of Gilbert she wanted to explore. She had eyed a little store on the corner of Williams Field and Higley Roads called Country Casa. Do not let looks dictate your … Read More

Ultimate Food Blog

I was searching food blogs on Google and the first entry to appear is Paul McCann’s Food Blog. The coolest food blog ever. Paul has created the ultimate food lover’s blog. Impressive aesthetically with comprehensive listings of food blogs, food editorials, recipes, and so much more. Food Blog is passionate about food.

Daily Eats: food for thought – Hunt’s Tomato Sauce

“It’s all about the sauce.” My mother told me as her mother told her. Three generations of home cooks using Hunt’s Tomato Sauce to make stuffed cabbage. My grandmother told my mother there is no other sauce you can use on stuffed cabbage except Hunt’s. I have to admit Hunt’s tomatoes add the right degree of favor to stuffed cabbage … Read More

A Tour of Donna Atwood’s Magnificant Studio

“Come meet, mingle, and enjoy a fun evening surrounded by incredible women.” Read the email forwarded from Joanne Fried written by Sandy Schimmel Gold. Sandy, an artist and also Director of St. Mary’s Food Bank, said Connections, a Quarterly Gathering of Interesting Women was started by Lucy Bradley, a master gardener. I was intrigued being both an art lover and … Read More

Food Imitates Art

It was a wonderful slightly chilly evening for a stroll through Scottsdale’s finest galleries. Before strolling it dining before dining we had libations at Kazimierz, the wine bar. Though not drinking much at all these days I still couldn’t resist a place with atmosphere. Kazimierz is more than just a great list of wines it’s a romantic mysterious nook hidden … Read More