Start a Farm in Arizona: This Workshop Teaches Everything You Need to Know

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Always wanted to start a farm? This workshop will teach you how.
If you've always wanted to own a farm but don't have a good idea of where to start, this University of Arizona Cooperative Extension workshop would be a good place. The annual Turning Dreams into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona workshop will cover everything from what equipment a future farmer will need to practical and important lessons on how to write a business plan, obtain credit, and access land and capital.

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10 Lessons Learned While Baking an Apple Pie with Beth Howard, Ms. American Pie

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Heather Hoch
Beth Howard loves her pie.
Beth Howard really doesn't see what all the fuss is about when people bake pies. To her, the process should be as simple as possible.

From the meditative quality of making a lattice crust on an apple pie to the alluring ability of baking for different guys in her college years, Howard sees a lot of benefit to making pies from scratch. Her demo, signing, reading, and pie tasting is tonight at Changing Hands Bookstore, and we got a sneak peek into Howard's straightforward pie process, and we have some quick tips for you before the event.

Chow Bella Presents: Baking with Ms. American Pie or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pie

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Caffe Boa in Tempe Is Doing Easter Brunch in Old School Croatian-Style

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Caffe Boa
Get whole roasted lambs at Caffe Boa this Easter.
If you're still looking for a unique way to celebrate Easter brunch this year, you might be interested in what they've got planned over at Caffe Boa in Tempe.

Owners Jay and Christine Wisniewski are bringing some Croatian traditions to their restaurant by offering rotisserie-style all natural, whole spring lambs starting at noon on Sunday, April 20. Combine freshly roasted lamb with this restaurant's spacious outdoor patio and you're sure to impress your out-of-town guests.

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Scottsdale Culinary Festival's Best of the Fest 2014: Beautiful Tablescapes, Memorable Food

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Lauren Saria
Chef Matt Carter of Zinc Bistro prepared a smoked veal New York with black truffle and grilled baby corn.
The weeklong Scottsdale Culinary Fest came to an extravagant end last night at the annual Best of the Fest dinner held at the Scottsdale Hyatt Regency. The event brought out eight of the Valley's top chefs who each prepared a coursed dinner for two tables of guests. It's a sort of unofficial competition between the restaurants to put together impressive and elaborate tablescapes that either reflect the restaurant or the chef's menu of the night.


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5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

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Need last-minute Seder plans? We're on it.
Eddie's House
Monday, April 14

Passover begins at sunset today and that means it's time for Seder. But don't worry if you didn't make plans for the festive feast because Eddie's House in Scottsdale has got you covered. The restaurant will be serving a Passover feast that includes four courses. Diners can pick between gefilte fish salad or organic tomato and mozzarella salad; chicken matzo ball soup or potato and caramelized onion knish; and a choice of a chicken, beef brisket, or salmon entree. You can view the entire menu online. The dinner costs $49 a person or $19.95 for children under 12. Call 480-946-1622 for a reservation.


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Scottsdale Culinary Festival Burger Battle: 2014 Winners Announced

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Alissa Irei
Thirteen Valley restaurants competed in the Scottsdale Culinary Festival's 2014 Burger Battle.

You know those cows from the Chick-fil-a commercials, the ones that want you to eat more chicken? This was so not their scene. Picture 13 of the best burgers in Phoenix, all gathered at Scottsdale Stadium for a gladiator-style showdown, and you've got Scottsdale Culinary Festival's annual Burger Battle.


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Cocktail-Paired Dinner at The Gladly to Feature Chef Gregory Casale

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Evie Carpenter
The Gladly in Phoenix.
Later this month Citizen Public House chef Bernie Kantak will welcome one of the true pioneers of the Valley food scene when chef Gregory Casale comes to the restaurant for a cocktail-paired dinner. In the early 90s Casale was one of the best chefs in town, turning out imaginative cuisine that was well before its time.

"If you look at the menus he was doing back then, you could open a restaurant and serve that food today," Kantak says of the chef.

And if that's not enough to entice you, wait til you hear who else will be joining forces for the six-couse dinner event.

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The Classy Kitchen in Phoenix Now Offers BYOB Cooking Classes, Here's The Schedule

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The Classy Kitchen in Phoenix has launched a cooking class series -- and it's BYOB!
Whether you want to hone your cooking skills or learn how to arrange a perfect floral centerpiece, The Classy Kitchen in Scottsdale has a class that can help. The kitchen consignment store, which took over the space once occupied by Switchin' Kitchen earlier this year, has launched a Classy Classes kitchen series, which will bring a lineup of instructors to the store's in-house kitchen to teach classes on everything from cooking to kitchen design. And best of all, they're all BYOB.

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Scottsdale Culinary Fest Kicks Off with Cocktails and Paparazzi at Casablanca Lounge

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Heather Hoch
The Kentucky Backwoods flowed out of the barrels it was aged in and ran out before the night was over.
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival officially began all 2014 festivities last night at Casablanca Lounge. As you walked up the stairs, you were met with a group of faux paparazzi blinding you with flash photos and screaming compliments at you in 40s accents. Some people would smile when they realized what was happening, others would wince uncomfortably, but either way, the festival started in a truly Scottsdale way.

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Beth "Ms. American Pie" Howard to Visit Changing Hands on April 16 (Yes, There Will Be Pie)

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Kathryn Gamble
Think you can't make meringue like this? Beth Howard thinks you can, and she'll show you.
It's no secret: Here at Chow Bella, we're all about pie. We're already eager for Pie Social 2014, so you can keep your cute little cupcakes as long as we can have some flaky, buttery crust packed with sweet and savory fillings.

But pie can be a harsh mistress for new bakers. That's why we're thrilled that Beth Howard is coming to town to teach the gospel of pie with her new cookbook and baking philosophy manual Ms. American Pie. From shoo-fly to strawberry rhubarb and even pulled pork, Howard breaks pie baking down to basics from her home in rural Iowa.

We're so excited, Chow Bella's co-sponsoring Howard's local book event.

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