Tonight: Eight’s Centennial Cooking Celebration

Ever wanted to know how to make Tarbell’s Tar’s Scotch Beef or Bianco’s roasted eggplant parmigiana? Well, now’s your chance. The stars of Arizona’s culinary scene will be gracing the small screen this evening as Barbara Fenzl hosts “Eight’s Centennial Cooking Celebration” airing tonight at 7 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS. Some of the Valley’s top chefs–including a few James Beard Award winners and nominees–will join Fenzl, a noted cookbook author and culinary teacher, during this highly anticipated two-hour special. Each chef will hit the stage before a live studio audience to prepare a dish.
“Eight’s Centennial Cooking Celebration” draws inspiration from the Arizona Centennial-themed cookbook “100 Years, 100 Recipes, 100 Chefs” and the Eight program, which is locally produced, pays tribute to the rich history of cuisine in Arizona. Here’s who to expect during this evening’s television event:
• Chris Bianco, Pizzeria Bianco (Phoenix) – Roasted Eggplant Parmigiana
• Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s (Carefree) – Halibut en Papillote
• Silvana Esparza, Barrio Café (Phoenix) – Chiles en Nogada
• Nobuo Fukuda, Nobuo at Teeter House (Phoenix) – Cured Salmon with Basil Oil and Soy-Glazed Almonds
• Joe Johnston, Joe’s Real BBQ (Gilbert) – Joe’s Real St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs
• Matt McTigue, El Tovar (Grand Canyon) – Pan Seared Salmon Tostada
• Amanda Stine, Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge (Sedona) – Rack of Lamb with Coriander Crust
• Mark Tarbell, Tarbell’s (Phoenix) – Tar’s Scotch Beef with Red Wine Gravy

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