Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tasting Party for Tastes & Treasures cookbook Vol II

Delicious foods from historic venues were tasted at President Anne Lupica's lovely home as part of our thorough research for Tastes & Treasures Volume II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. With 13 historic venues sending in their recipes, it was time to test them for
1. Taste
2. Eye Appeal
3. Make-ability

Based on a score of 1-10, they all scored really well.

With beautiful table settings, enticing food, friends and fun, we enjoyed our first "Tasting Party" and look forward to the next one. They are a very productive and engaging way to be involved in a cookbook that tells the story of Arizona, its historic venues and cuisine.

Tasting Party organizer Leslie Christiansen with Cathy Shumard, Lynette Anderson,
Bonnie Newhoff and Jolene Beard, discuss the flavors and recipes.

Sharron McKinney, Renee Donnelly, host Anne Lupica, Carolyn Mendoza, Mary Parker, Margaret Baker enjoy the tastings.
Skillet Corn bread from The Stockyards

Braised beef short ribs with goat cheese polenta from Lon's at Hermosa Inn

New member Jolene Beard with Leslie Christiansen