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Celebrating Our Centennial: Get Cooking with 100 Recipes

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In anticipation of our state’s 100th birthday, we’ll be posting Centennial-related posts so you’ll know what’s what as we approach February 14 — a.k.a THE BIG DAY.

For those of you who love to cook (and those of you planning on celebrating the Centennial with food), this cookbook is a must-have, plus it’s been designated an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission.

Translation: This book is a big deal.

100 Years, 100 Chefs, 100 Recipes is a collection of recipes from chefs across the state…. We’re talking famous James Beard award winners, distinguished chefs and even mom and pop cooks — folks who have helped shaped the way people taste the Grand Canyon State.

The book was compiled by writers Nikki Buchanan (Arizona Highways, The Arizona Republic), Michele Laudig (The Arizona Republic, Edible Phoenix) and Dawson Fearnow (Scottsdale CVB, Phoenix New Times, The Arizona Republic, former editor-in-chief at Desert Living Today and Arizona Foothills Magazine). Arizona’s Historian, Marshall Trimble, will introduce each region of Arizona with a bit of history about the cities, economy, businesses, agriculture and gastronomical achievements of each area.

So, who made the cut? Let’s just say it’s a pretty impressive roster and here are just a few names:

Barrio Café
Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza

The Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge
Chef Amanda Stine

House of Tricks
Chef Kelly Eugene Fletcher

St. Francis Restaurant
Chef Aaron Chamberlin

L’Auberge Restaurant
Chef David Schmidt

Litchfield’s at Wigwam
Chef Matt McLinn

Cowboy Ciao
Chef Lester Gonzalez

Chef Mark Tarbell

Molly Butler Lodge
Chef Ruben Irigoyan

El Tovar
Chef Matt McTigue

Elote Café
Chef Jeff Smedstad

The book is available now, so order yours today.


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