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 Volume 3, No. 20                                                                                                                                               NOVEMBER 2015 ISSUE





The kitchen is all about the hero’s (and heroine’s) journey. This month’s personalities have their own heroic journeys. One won Olympic gold and has worked in Michelin-rated kitchens around the world. Another let curiosity lead him from his Far East home to top North American kitchens. Yet another went from searching for Wuz happenin’ on the streets to creating What’s happening in Arizona’s best restaurants. And the heroine? Find out in our behind-the-scenes look at the award-winning film, East Side Sushi, in our mid-month issue.

Also mid-month, see what The Fromagerie manager at A.J.’s Fine Foods in Scottsdale, Arizona recommends in the way of cheese; what wine educator, Gary Spadafore, recommends in the way of Sparklers for the upcoming holiday season, and our restaurant review.


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 OLYMPIAN & MICHELIN EXECUTIVE CHEF

DANIEL SCHMIDT:

He grabbed the culinary gold ring.

I got a lot of prizes. A lot of winnings.
 

 
 






FIVE-STAR/FIVE DIAMOND CHEF DE CUISINE

CORD CHATHAM:

He beat The Street, he’s cooked
in Arizona’s best kitchens, and he lives in one of the world’s most beautiful locations.

If you're not inspiring people, what are you doing it for?
 


    



    




 




SUSHI MASTER RESTAURATEUR CHEF
MASA SHIMAKAWA:

Hometown: Hakodate
Destination: The World

When I started working with fish, food clicked.
 

 
 









CHIA SEEDS (Salvia columbariae):

Can they wake the dead?



    




    










CERTIFIED WINE EDUCATOR
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
ALLIANCE BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTNG COMPANY 



GARY SPADAFORE:

Just in time for the holidays!
Get the skivvy on Sparklers

 
 




R E S T A U R A N T S




Che-Ah-Chi:
Enchantment Resort
Sedona, Arizona


Palatkwapi-Style Dining in the Red Rocks.

    




    











BISTRO MANAGER
THE FROMAGERIE, AJ'S FINE FOODS
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA 



MONA GONZALES:

Cheese is not cheese anymore.

 
 









EAST SIDE SUSHI
AN AWARD-WINNING FILM
by
ANTHONY LUCERO

I wanted to see more diversity, more cultures, more religious backgrounds, more locations, more of everything. It’s this diversity that makes the United States so special, and I would like to see a reflection of that on the big screen. ~ Anthony Lucero



    



    

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