'Food Organizations'


Agriculture (Photo credit: thegreenpages)

As the world celebrates Earth Day (April 22), sustainable food and agriculture systems can play a big role in preserving the environment by helping to improve soil health, protecting biodiversity, and mitigating climate change.

Earth Day is a great opportunity for eaters, farmers, and food businesses to make changes in their diets, shopping habits, and production …


Cover of "Beer (Eyewitness Companions)"

Cover of Beer (Eyewitness Companions)

Lodge on the Desert
Thursday, April 18, 2013
5 – 7 PM

Are you aware that Southern Arizona has high quality locally brewed beers and wines? It also has some of the finest locally owned and operated restaurants in the state and country. Experience the best of the best at this First Annual Local Food, …


Vote for Tucson; vote for Ryan Clark

Vote for Tucson; vote for Ryan Clark

Let’s put Tucson on the national culinary map. Ryan Clark is the executive chef for Lodge on the Desert. He has won numerous local awards and titles, now let’s make Ryan and Tucson go nationwide. Please vote!

from the press release

New York, NY (March 11, 2013) – Today FOOD & WINE …


A photo I took in the Pinal Mountains in south...

A photo I took in the Pinal Mountains in southern Arizona. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Slow Food Tucson recently became Slow Food Southern Arizona!  The chapter now encompasses Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Cochise counties.  The new name represents a growing commitment to the Slow Food movement, as well as new possibilities for expansion, enhanced membership, and increased programming.

Some …


Ritual Coffee Roasters

Ritual Coffee Roasters (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

These two events are mutually exclusive but they both happen on November 10.

I love the idea of a Coffee Crawl visiting the city’s best coffee houses for roasting seminars and sampling. How very caffeinated!

The event happens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participating java joints include:

Cartel Coffee Lab
Sparkroot – …


English: Margarita with lime in a margarita glass.

English: Margarita with lime in a margarita glass. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tucson: World Margarita Championship – October 26

If you appreciate tequila you won’t want to miss this exciting Tucson Culinary Festival event put on by the fabulous Tucson Originals.

The World Margarita Championship™ ~ Friday, October 26 ~ 6-9pm ~ Tucson Museum of Art

The event will feature exciting …


Tempranillo varietal wine bottle and glass, sh...

Tempranillo varietal wine bottle and glass, showing colour Shot with Nikon D70s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This year the Tucson Culinary Festival is divided into two different weekends in October 6 and 26. I’m not sure why but maybe because they want to spread out the good times. Or maybe because they want to shake things up a bit.

First on …


Crossed Forks July 16, 2012 1

Crossed Forks July 16, 2012 1 (Photo credit: stevendepolo)

Arizona Restaurant Week – Sept 15-23

It’s that time of year again when we have emerged from our summer smother and are starting to look forward to the (Jewish) New Year, Autumnal Equinox (Sept 22) and Harvest Moon (Sept 29).

Arizona restaurants awaken and ruffle their proverbial feathers visioning a profitable …


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