I'm a Philadelphia transplant who grew up in a neighborhood where fresh ingredients and a local market were always a stone's throw away. Eating dinner together every night was a ritual and even though we didn't always get along, we came together over meals....
When I moved to the Phoenix area, food became associated with convenience; and markets became big mega-chains with the same staples you could find anywhere. I noticed a "disconnect" between culture, community and food in Phoenix. I was the outcast in my community, as I strived to find that one ingredient needed to turn a basic meal into something special. I invite people over and on occasion, stay up past 10pm. I seek out good food and wine. It's who I am and how I was raised. This blog will show you, through my experiences how I've managed to create my own culture and find amazing cuisine in Phoenix Arizona.
The Food Hunter