Scottsdale Culinary Festival Wraps Up With Cooks & Corks and the Great Arizona Lushfest
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At $65 a head, it's no surprise the economic downturn had an effect on the Cooks & Corks event held on Saturday and Sunday inside the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. According to vendors, attendance was sparse in comparison to previous years.
There were fewer food booths and more desserts than entrees on the tables. Most of the booths weren't even for restaurants, but instead for products like olive oil and cheese or social programs.
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One of the most interesting aspects of Cooks & Corks was Chef Alain Roby's sugar demo, where the famed chef sculpted pulled sugar into swans and free-form shapes to create a food sculpture in the style of Dale Chihuly's glass chandeliers at the Bellagio hotel in Vegas. The finished piece was a swirling, free-form mass of shapes and colors that was elegant yet whimsical.
Alain uses a fan to cool down a sugar swan.
|The finished sculpture.|