Posts Tagged ‘Foodie’

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NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show 2010

January 12, 2010

The 35th NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, is this January 17-19, 2010. Produced by the NASFT since 1955, the Fancy Food Shows are North America’s largest specialty food and beverage marketplace.

  • 16,000 – 24,000 attendees
  • 250,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more
  • 1,300 – 2,500 exhibitors
  • 81 countries represented
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The Epitome of Foodie Magazines, Gourmet, to Close

October 6, 2009

The New York Times reports that Condé Nast announced it would shut down Gourmet and three other magazines: the parenting magazine Cookie and the wedding publications Elegant Bride and Modern Bride.

More casualties of the demise of print, but also as sign that the overt affluence of the lifestyle that Gourmet projected has fallen out of favor during these economic times. According to The Times, Gourmet was a money-loser and was outsold at the newsstands by Condé Nast‘s Bon Appétit magazine. With a history for keeping alive unprofitable products, this time it appears Condé Nast is not counting on a recovery for the ailing print industry.

We will miss the beautifully photographed food spreads, the exotic travel, and the “finer things” that gave Gourmet its style and character. So long Gourmet, you will be missed.

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Arizona Restaurant Week is here!

September 18, 2009

The second annual Arizona Restaurant Week kicks off a highly anticipated Arizona culinary event, a boon for local foodies or those lucky visitors in the valley during the week-long event. Partake in Arizona’s finest fare at a very special discount price. Each restaurant will offer a three-course dinner menu of signature dishes for $29 per person or $58 per couple, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Visit the Arizona Restaurant Week site for a list of participating restaurants in Phoenix. Or see a list of restaurants in the Tucson event. At this great price you best make reservations early!

There is a great list of restaurants with every part of the valley represented, in Scottsdale by the contemporary American coastal cuisine of  Avalon. Their main course menu choices will include Shrimp Corbonara, a Flat Iron Sterak Salad, Stuffed Free Range Chicken Breast, or a Crispy Pacific Northwest Salmon Fillet. Makes us hungry just to mention it. Fuego Bistro’s Latin Southwestern fusion represent Central Phoenix. Their selections; Southwestern Crabcake with mango habenero chutney, second  is Crispy coconut shrimp with a thai chile dipping sauce, third is House specialty empenadas with ground beef, cumin, garlic, and peppers. Fuego’s menu goes on with fun and spicy dishes, and the list of great restaurants participating is nearly endless.

Arizona Restaurant Week runs September 19th through the 26th, 2009.

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Annual Corks & Chords Event Kicks Off Fall Season

September 9, 2009

The annual Corks & Chords event is coming up next week here in the Valley and later this month in Tucson. September 12, 2009 the event takes place at the Mayo Clinic’s beautiful reception area among the scenic Scottsdale foothills. September 26, 2009 Corks & Cords is at the Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona History Museum in Tucson.

Live music will accompany chefs representing Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Aiello’s East Coast Italian, Hurry 4 Curry, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, First Watch, Mayo Clinic, M Catering by Michael’s, Cake Café, and Arizona Cheesecake Company. Great wines are sure to be part of the festivities and the Silent Auction includes a wine dinner for four in Wright’s Wrigley Wine Cellar.

The evening features a chance of learning about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter, the progression of MS care and medications over 50 years of the Society’s great work.

Tickets are $75. The Mayo Clinic is located at 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-968-2488. the National Multiple Sclerosis Society site has more info.

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Mark Your Calendars! Phoenix Cooks, September 5, 2009

August 2, 2009

The date is set for this year’s Phoenix Cooks. The 5th annual event will be held Saturday, September 5, 2009, 10am – 3pm at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale.

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“INDULGE in delectable restaurant specialties from over 50 fabulous restaurants and resorts! LEARN in an interactive, intimate environment about how to cook like a Top Chef, healthy variations of your favorite dishes, pairing food with beer and wine, and much more…hosted by Phoenix Cooks! chefs and experts. DRINK a sip or two from boutique wineries, Alaska beer and spirits. MINGLE with Top Valley Chefs from some of the valley’s hottest restaurants! WATCH demonstrations on three Performance Kitchen Stages showcasing your favorite chefs strutting their unique and creative cooking styles. SHOP for the ultimate kitchen equipment, glassware, knives, the latest in cooking gadgets and more! WIN exciting “foodie” raffle prizes, 100% benefiting the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.”

Visit the event’s web site for more information, this year’s line-up of chefs, sponsors and celebrity guests. http://phoenixcooks.com