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Saturday, March 9, 2013
10:00-11:30- Bob Spitz- “Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child”. Donna Nordin,
who once assisted Julia Child will prepare two of Julia’s
Favorite recipes, “Le Kilimanjaro” & “Filets de Poisson
Bercy”, Moderator; Janos Wilder, Chef/Owner Downtown
Kitchen & Cocktails & James Beard Award winner, Best Chef
11:30-1:00- Bruce Aidells- “The Great Meat Cookbook: Everything You Need To Know
to Buy and Cook Today’s Meat”. Assisted by Albert Hall,
Chef/Owner Acacia Real Food & Cocktails Restaurant,
Moderator; Barbara Fairchild, Journalist, consultant, former
Editor-in-chief, Bon Appétit Magazine. Local beef for
This session donated by the Arizona Cowbelles.
1:00- 2:30- John Mariani- “How Italian Food Conquered the World”, Assisted by
Massimo Tenino, Chef/ Owner Tavolino Ristorante Italiano
and Isola Pizza Bar in San Diego, Moderator; Linda
Murray Berzok, Cookbook author Food Historian.
2:30-4:00-- Meeru Dhalwala- “Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey: The Warmth and Ease of Indian Cooking” & “Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine” Assisted
by Ryan Clark, Executive Chef, Lodge on the Desert &
Tucson’s continuously winning Iron Chef.
Moderator; Jennifer English, James Beard Award winner
and founder of the Food & Wine Radio Network, and host
of Bottoms Up! radio show.
4:00-5:30- Tony Abou-Ganim- “Vodka Distilled”. Assisted by Karl Goranowski Beverage
Manager & Mixologist from 47 Scott and Scott & Co.,
Panelists; Aaron DeFeo, Resort Mixologist, Casino del
Sol, Ramiro, Scavo Chef/Owner (and Mixologist) Pasco
Kitchen & Lounge, Eric Farmilant, Bar Manager/Mixologist,
Tavolino Ristorante Italiano. Moderator; Jennifer English,
James Beard Award winner and founder of the Food &
Wine Radio Network, and host of Bottoms Up! radio
Sunday, March 10, 2013
10:00-11:30—Laura Werlin- “Mac & Cheese, Please” & “Grilled Cheese, Please”. Assisted by Bill Toto, Sous Chef, AZUL, Westin
La Paloma Resort & Spa. Moderator; Michael Luria,
Executive Director, Children’s Museum Tucson. This
Session, Sunday Cheese School will have two tasting
tables, one for adults and one for youths.
11:30- 1:00- Georgeanne Brennan- “Salad of the Day” & “The Davis Farmer’s
Market Cookbook”. A James Beard and
Julia Child Award Winner, Assisted by Kevin Fink,
Director of Operations, Zona 78, Italian Kitchen &
Enoteca Restaurants, Moderator; Judith Mattson
Editor & Publisher “Tucson Local Food News”.
1:00-2:30 Heather Shouse--“Food Trucks: Dispatches and Recipes from the Best
Kitchens on Wheels”. Assisted by Bryce Ward, Executive
Sous Chef, Café a la C’Art and Carte Blanche Catering.
Moderator; David Aguirre, Tucson’s Food Truck Guru and
Director, Dinnerware Artspace.
2:30-4:00-- Alice Feiring- “Naked Wine: Letting Grapes do What Comes Naturally”,
Panelists- Jay Wisniewski, Owner, Caffe Boa, Tempe, AZ &
Empty Glass Natural Wine Company, Yvonne K. Foucher,
R.A., Owner CartaVinos Wines, Rick Paz, Sommelier & Wine
Manager, Flemings Steakhouse, Jon Rogers, Proprietor, Wines
Without The Mystery, Tucson Mayor, Jonathan Rothschild,
and Doug Levy, Chef/Owner Feast Restaurant. Moderator;
Bonnie Lee Lewis, Pour Me Some Grapes wine blogger
For the Tucson Citizen.
4:00-5:00 – Chai Chat with Meeru Dhalwala, Author of “Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey:
The Warmth and Ease of Indian Cooking” & “Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine.”
Meeru will hold a very informal “Chai Chat” session to talk about Indian regional cuisines, recipes,
ingredients, organic farming, cooking at home, restaurant design, vendor relationships,
work ambience, and more.The audience will be invited to share a big pot of chai, cooked on the
mobile stove and spiced the way she serves it at her restaurants. There will be plenty of time for
questions. Moderator, Edie Jarolim, dining editor, Tucson Guide & Zagat Survey culinary journalist.