For local chefs, Valentine’s Day is a day where they can be creative in the kitchen for their guests, but what about for someone special? Tom’s Tavern chef, Jim Gallen, is a husband, dad to three little girls and local chef that loves to take classic dishes and elevate them by putting a sophisticated spin. Every Valentine’s Day, Gallen makes his French Chocolate Cake that leaves his wife and children chocolate-wasted on the special day.
Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame)
Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them.
In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.
If you know me, you know that I’m not the hugest fan of traditional pizza. I can’t tell you why, it just is what it is. In my constant struggle to be part of normal society, I am on a quest for pizza flavor combinations that get me excited. This white bean hummus pizza...
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