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Chefs plating at a Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT) dinner at the Carriage House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

We asked 20 chefs: Which chef influenced your career the most?

“Which chef influenced your career the most?” We asked 20 chefs around Tucson this question and let them answer as…

Iron Chef Tucson Peach & Lamb Ravioli with Balsamic & Rosemary Marinated Lamb Chops at Mama Louisa's (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Try Iron Chef Tucson-Inspired Peach Dishes at Mama Louisa’s & the Parish While You Can

Although Iron Chef Tucson recently concluded, competitors Michael Elefante from Mama Louisa’s and Travis Peters from the Parish both take great pride in the peach…

Mama Louisa's executive chef Michael Elefante and the Parish executive chef Travis Peters (Credit: Jackie Tran)

2017 Iron Chef Tucson at Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa June 3

What Iron Chef Tucson 2017 When 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3 Where Westin La Paloma…

Joe's Special at Mama Louisa's (Credit: Shana Gegantoca)

#WeeklyDish (No. 6): Joe’s Special at Mama Louisa’s (VIDEO)

Mama Louisa’s has been rolling out fresh pasta and Italian-American cuisine since 1956. Their signature dish, Joe’s Special, has appeared on…

Sicilian Grilled Skirt Steak, Relish Tray, and Chopped Salad at Mama Louisa's (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Mama Louisa’s Introduces First Major Menu Update in 40 Years

Mama Louisa’s has been a Tucson staple for Italian-American cuisine made from scratch for a whopping 60 years. Classics like…

This Week at the Carriage House: Hands-On Pasta Class

Here’s what’s shaking this week at the Carriage House: Hands-On Pasta Class with Chef Michael Elefante from Mama…

Michael Elefante's tools at Mama Louisa's (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tools They Use: Mama Louisa’s Executive Chef Michael Elefante

Tools They Use takes a look at local food artisans, such as chefs, bakers, brewers, and more with a simple photo displaying their…

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