From artisan grains and small-batch sauces, to hand-forged dinnerware and wood-burned home decor, local makers are handcrafting a diverse array of products we're proud to put the "Made in Arizona" stamp on. To celebrate their creativity, care and commitment to community, Bite Magazine shares these goods handpicked by local chefs, artisans and notables who use them with pride.
Not only does Bite Box showcase the best products and small businesses in Arizona, it also strengthens the local economy. According to Local First Arizona, dollars spent with Arizona businesses stay in the community longer than with dollars spent with non-local businesses.
Country Velador Edition
As co-owner of Super Chunk Sweets & Treats in Old Town Scottsdale, pastry chef Country Velador has been serving her delicious confections to a loyal and growing band of sweet-toothed fans from all over the Valley. Known for her daring and decadent desserts at Cowboy Ciao and Kazimierz World Wine Bar, she is taking her love for all things sweet to her newly expanded shop, opening this summer.
The Kitchen Kit: Joanie Simon
Get a true taste of Arizona with an original recipe created by home cook and food blogger Joanie Simon. Using ingredients crafted by Arizona makers, purveyors and artisans, Joanie shows you how to whip up a delicious dish, while we provide a starter kit of the local ingredients you'll need to make it at home.
BITE Magazine is an online publication that celebrates Arizona's food, drink and crafting cultures through photos, films and words.
Through in-depth and engaging storytelling, stunning photography and beautifully-crafted cinematography, our goal is to tell the "story within the story" of Arizona's chefs, mixologists, baristas, farmers, makers and purveyors. We celebrate the unique, the creative and the innovative, and tell the story through their eyes.
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