Marylynne Christman

Marylynne Christman

Thursday, 29 September 2016 08:25

What in Your Fridge - Matt Fenton?

Matt Fenton


I am sure you can relate but I rarely have food at my house, however if I had potato chips, cured salmon, and capers I would make the best blinis ever!!!



For garnish:

Diced chive

Diced concasse tomato

Hard-boiled egg

Crispy caper

Use high quality sliced cured salmon, or make your own even better.

For blini batter: Makes about 48.

1 Cup flour

2 oz clarified butter

1 tsp baking soda

1 egg

½ C buttermilk

Pinch of salt

Mix Flour, salt, and baking soda together.  Whisk in egg and butter.  Use buttermilk to thin out the batter.

Cook on a pre-heated flat top or in a skillet using clarified butter to grease the pan.


Matt is the Executive Chef at Tarbell's Restaurant located at 32nd Street and Camelback in Phoenix.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:17

Catch Us on the Radio


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Every Saturday from Noon to 1pm  tune into Radio Station KWSS 93.9FM "Into the Soup" with Heidi Lee

C-CAP and the Harvest Moon Event will be featured:

August 20th - Tito's Vodka and Arizona Cocktail Week

August 27th  - Chef Singh

September 10 - Pig n Pickle

September 11 - James Beard Chefs

September 17 - Rock the Guac

September 24 - Courtney Bennett and Arizona Cocktail Week

October 1 - Andrew Helmandoller with Talking Stick Resort

                                                     October 16 - Taco Festival

                                                     October 22 - Uptown Farmers Market


Wednesday, 14 October 2015 07:33

Why is the Harvest Moon Dinner so Special?

 Culinary instructor Stephanie Adams, and her students at Casa Grande High School, participated in the event's inaugural dinner in 2014.
She said that she and her students "talked about the dinner for weeks (after). The students that experienced it were so on fire to share with their peers.  "Rubbing shoulders with professionals and working with the public - it's great. And great PR for our school also."
Ms. Adams and her Casa Grande/Bullhead City students will be cooking with Chef Karla Desper with Dawn Foods

ChChef DeSantisef Robert DeSantis, of Elite Associates, is working on CCAP Arizona's Harvest Moon dinner with Esther Flannigan's culinary students at Mountain Institute JTED in Prescott.


Esther and I are having ALL of her students submit one idea for savory and one for dessert.  Then we will select the best idea for each dish.  We'll let the students know why those two dishes were selected and briefly explain why the other dishes were not selected.  We will emphasize that none were a bad idea, just why the selected dishes where picked.  We want the students to get excited and individually brainstorm so as to create a learning environment.  We will try to use as much local and fresh ingredients as possible."