Big news in the culinary world! Food & Wine magazine has just announced the nominees for their second-annual “People’s Best New Chef” awards. One hundred chefs from across the U.S. have been nominated, and there are 10 chefs selected from each region. Nominees have the chance to win the national prize, which brings a large amount of visibility to the chef’s talents. In this year’s Southwest Category, there is one nominated chef from Arizona. Drum roll please.... It's Chef Justin Beckett, of Beckett's Table in Phoenix.
Now that we’ve brushed off our New Year’s resolution to lose weight, it’s time to start enjoying food, wine and other culinary creations again. This spring get ready for a buffet of some of Arizona’s best cuisine.
This fall, the Valley is hosting many food festivals. Attend a few and learn about food, meet top chefs, and taste free samples of food and drink the Valley has to offer.
If the sounds, and tastes, of masalas, rotis, chutneys, tandoor and other items of Punjabi cuisine inspire you, stop by or call the new Dhaba Cooking School in Tempe. Punjab is one of the northern provinces of India and, in turn, Punjabi is the culinary style at the award-winning restaurant.