Chow Down: This Week in Food Blogs

April 25, 2012 | 11:00 AM | Eat & Drink | By Alanna Watson

Tune in, dish up and drop out (into a food coma) with all the news we have in the wonderful world of food blogs. We have got three reasons why drugs are not the answer and they all have to do with something delicious.  Here’s a redux of this week’s happenings in our favorite food blogs: 

After last week’s sushi scare (we are still wary of the spicy tuna) it’s fitting that the industry gets a little good press with the recent release of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. While this isn’t the first time the food industry has collided with the world of cinema, the unique documentary filmed by David Gelb is much more than you would ever expect from a film about dead fish, at least according to Chow Bella’s Ando Muneno. The story follows Jiro, a sushi chef who has work tirelessly for more than half his life on perfecting his craft and creating the most ideal dining experience for all those who enter into his restaurant (which is located in a subway station in Japan and seats just 10 people). The trailer caught our eye a few weeks back and this review confirms it, we must see this film. Catch Jiro Dreams of Sushi playing at Harkins Camelview in Scottsdale right now. 

Staying fishy with it, Pen & Fork has found the perfect crab cake recipe. Well, it’s just right according to Walters who named her perfect patties “The Goldilocks Crab Cakes” for obvious reasons. The recipe comes from Walters’ most recent cookbook, Par Fork! The Golf Resort Cookbook, and is the perfect ratio of crab to filler with easy execution to boot. Check out on how to make her recipe for Crab Cakes with Citrus Aioli and Fennel Slaw here for an ideal summer dining dish.

And finally moving on from our under the sea theme, it is time to discuss the Tucson Taco Festival. We all know the folks at EaterAZ are stoked on tacos… and festivals. And we know that they are particularly enthusiastic about taco festivals, so it’s no surprise they were excited to share they are throwing the Tucson Taco Festival this Saturday and are urging all of us Phoenicians to head on down for the fun. There will be contests, tequila, beer and, of course, loads of tacos to be had by all for pretty cheap so why not make the trek a few miles south to enjoy what Tucson has to offer? Because, let’s face it, it’s rare they have something so tempting with which to lure us. We’re joking, of course, but be sure to snag your tickets online if you do plan on attending.

Until next week, stay interested in obtaining your Omega 3 fatty acids, my friends.

Images via Pen & Fork and Chow Bella 




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