In previous years, the Tucson Culinary Festival lasted for one long glorious weekend. This year they’re mixing it up with the Reserve & Grand Tasting wine events on Saturday, October 6 at Casino del Sol Resort and the World Margarita Championship on Friday October 26 at the Tucson Museum of Art.
Here’s the press release …[more...]
The AZ BBQ Festival is held at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona! Set to become the biggest BBQ event in the state, this combined competition and food festival will take place on the sprawling grass fields outside the spring training home of the …[more...]
This sounds like a lot of fun. Mark your calendars!
from the press release
Organizers of the wildly popular Arizona Taco Festival in Scottsdale take the party south to Tucson for a taco throw-down of epic proportions.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—On April 28, 2012, the city of Tucson will be turned into a virtual taco-topia with over 30 amateur …[more...]
Two years ago we attended and left with, pun intended, a bad taste in our mouth. Did things improve in the interim?
I think they did.
I attended my first Chef’s Sampler in 1997–pre-Culinary School–and looking back over that year’s program I see the highlights were the lavash at a now-defunct local Italian place, the char-grilled octopus from Angelo’s, and …[more...]
The Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue – http://www.fid-az.org – invited me to be a judge at their Noah’s Pudding contest. I had never heard of Noah’s Pudding, also called Ashure. So I had to do a little research.
Noah’s pudding gets its name from the dish Noah made when the Ark …[more...]
Southern Arizona Nut Festival
The 2011 Sahuarita Pecan Festival hosted by the Green Valley Pecan Company happens Saturday November 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Discover a one-day event that showcases a vibrant Sahuarita and Green Valley community featuring a variety of regional food and pecan related dishes, local arts and crafts, exhibits, family-friendly activities, musical …[more...]
Tucson restaurant news
I have been fortunate to attend several of the Tucson Culinary Festival events and I must say that the Tucson Culinary Festival’s finale brunch was pretty darn exciting. There were many competitions going on as in “throw downs.” But the piece de resistance was the Copper Chef Challenge. Congratulations to the winners and to …[more...]