24: Jeff Zimmerman

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Photo courtesy of Emma Zimmerman
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creatives on Jackalope Ranch.

Today: A man working to give carbs a good name again.

Tastemaker 24: Jeff Zimmerman

See also: In A New Space Behind Pane Bianco, Hayden Flour Mills Is Back In Action

Jeff Zimmerman has revived the iconic Tempe Hayden Flour Mills milling process. With a 1,600-pound stone mill and sifter Zimmerman helped breath life back into a dying art. He's working with local chefs, seed savers, farmers and bread bakers to bring back ancient and heritage grains and offer a wholesome alternative to industrialized flour -- and bringing a piece of Valley history into present day.

I arrived in Phoenix with... my parents in a 1964 Pontiac without air conditioning in July.

If I was sitting down to dinner for six, my five dream dining companions would be... all the people that helped us start Hayden Flour Mills, it would be more than six. Chris Bianco, Gary Nabhan, Pamela Hamilton, Marco Bianco, Steve Sossaman, our namesake Charles T. and Sallie Hayden and my wife, Maureen

One place everyone who comes to Phoenix must eat is... Pane Bianco, for the market sandwich and a bowl of rice pudding.

One menu item this city could do without is... all menu items made with enriched bleached industrial flour.

My last meal in Phoenix would be... navel oranges picked fresh from the tree.

The Tastemakers so far:
100: Tracy Dempsey
99: Craig DeMarco
98: Lara Mulchay
97: M.J. Coe
96: Betty Alatorre de Hong
95: Eric Schaefer
94: Hanna Gabrielsson
93: Shinji Kurita
92: Silvana Salcido Esparza
91: Mike Pitt
90: Christina Barrueta
89: Christopher Gross
88: Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung
87: DJ Fernandes
86: Cullen Campbell
85: Chris Lee
84. Gwen Ashley Walters
83: Tony Morales
82: Lylah Ledner
81: Andrea White
80: Lori Hashimoto
79. Mrs. White
78: Eugenia Theodosopolous
77: Lou & Lovey Borenstein
76: Anthony Patafio
75: Carl Seacat
74: Sacha Levine
73: Sharon Salomon
72: Johnny Chu
71: Susie Timm
70: Jason Silberschlag
69: Gina Miller
68: Cindy Gentry
67: Amy Binkley
66: Dave Anderson
65: Mark Tarbell
64: Marianne Belardi
63: Audrey Lasalle
62: Brandon Gauthier
61: Brad and Kat Moore
60: Denise Clayton
59: Nobuo Fukuda
58: Richie Moe
57: Robin Trick
56: Alberto Della Casa and Letizia de Lucia
55: Farah Khalid
54: Dave Andrea
53: Vincent Guerithault
52: Danielle Leoni
51: Stan Zawatski
50: Maya Dailey
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48: Lisa Reinhardt
47: Isam Saed
46: Greg Peterson
45: Marco Bianco
44: Mark Fratu
43: Wendell Crow
42. Barb Harris
41: Michael Perry
40: Jeff Kraus
39: Ryan Avery
38: Charleen Badman
37: Damon Brasch
36: Dwayne Allen
35: Jason Asher
34: Pamela Hamilton
33: Victoria Chavez
32: Giovanni Scorzo
31: Tim Wilson
30: Travis Nass
29: Jason Alford
28: Clint Spotleson
27: Daniel Wayne
26: Korina Adkins
25: Carla Wade Logan

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Location Info

Hayden Flour Mill

4404 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pane Bianco

4404 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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