Daily Eats Food News: Slow Food Movement

The Slow Food Movement is growing strong and we all should be supportive. Began in 1985, by Carlo Petrini out of disgust for the McDonald’s opening a fast food restaurant at the foot of the Spanish Steps. Carlo and friends in protest set up a simple table outside the burger bar and laid it with wine, cheese, hams, bread and … Read More

Daily Eats Review: Citybakery Arcadia Farms Phoenix

First impressions last the longest…My impression of Citybakery will last a lifetime. A week ago in my email box, among 100’s of emails, spam, personal and business emails I received a very pleasant invite from the Bentley Gallery to welcome Arcadia Farms’ new Citybakery to Bentley Projects. The invite read “stop by on Wednesday May 11 for trial run/free lunch.” … Read More

Eating Concrete

So so results with my first try, but I was undaunted. “Laugh at me if you will,” I muttered to myself, thumbing through the pages of Carlean’s book, “I will indeed create something that I will enjoy eating!” There, on the very same page, a seemingly inviting recipe, “Golden Chicken and Mushrooms.” 4 to 6 chicken breast halves1 large onion, … Read More

Daily Eats: Food News

How much junk food? District looks for answer, by Heather Woodward“How much candy, soda and other junk food should be allowed at high schools drew sharp comments from parents, students and doctors at an Olympia School Board meeting Monday.”Detroit Ponders Taxing Fast Food to Shrink Budget Deficit – USAgNet“In an effort to curb a possible $300 million budget deficit, Detroit, … Read More

Festive Dedication of Renovated Historic Phoenix Building

Barry Kluger extended an invite to me for the dedication of Larry Lazarus’ restored historic 1921 building on 420 West Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. I was appreciative of Barry giving me the chase to get back into the swing of life and meet the people of Phoenix. At late I’ve been taking care of my mother, who suffers from both … Read More

Lunch with Barry Kluger

Courtney made an email introduction to Barry Kluger for me, the newly appointed co-chair of Arizona’s Governors Commission on Film and Television, brilliant PR maven, serves on the board of ADL, and featured writer for column in Arizona Woman called “Life { Male Call”. Barry kindly invited me out to lunch at the Orange Table, a lovely eatery located in … Read More

Daily Eats Reviews Durant’s

You walk into Durant’s through the kitchen. It’s buzzing with excitement as lunches are being prepared for the business crowd. From the hussling of kitchen business, you walk into the dimly lit dining room, no windows to speak of. Picture this an old time speakeasy, red walls dark furniture with Mafia undertones, very smokey, glamorous blondes dressed in Chanel suits … Read More

Swedish Meatballs, yah

I don’t know about you, but dining with a Frenchman in a Swedish restaurant is right up my alley on Cinco de Mayo! And, I’m not an expert, but I do know a good meatball when I taste one. And the Swedish Meatballs at Smorgas Chef were “not-too-shabby.” L’interieur du restaurant was classically Scandinavian–sparse, clean, bright. Blond woods, steel fixtures, … Read More

Six Ingredients or Less

First I forgot to give you the link for those crockpot reviews, so here it is: http://slate.msn.com/id/2113226 Now, let’s get to the meat of the matter, or shall we say, the food. Crock pot kept saying “Feed me Seymore, FEED ME!” (Little Shop of Horrors”) so I had to get going! Very important recipe criterion: simplicity. Minimal pre-preparation, little slice … Read More

Food in the News: Finger Food ick!

I just can’t help myself. Ick to the finger found in the custard, double ick to the hoax about the finger found in Wendy’s. Finger food: the case of the custard A man in North Carolina found a finger in a container of gourmet ice cream from Kohl’s Frozen Custard in Wilmington, North Carolina. Customer Clarence Stowers discovered the digit … Read More