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Tucson's Barrio Bread and El Charro are James Beard Award semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation just put out its annual list of semifinalists for the most prestigious award in the food world — and Tucson made the cut. 

Don Guerra of Barrio Bread is one of 20 semifinalists in the Outstanding Baker category. And El Charro Café is up for an Outstanding Restaurant award, which honors restaurants with 10 or more consecutive years in business.

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Tucson Chef Invited to Thailand for Asia’s Largest Annual Culinary Trade Show

A hometown chef and Tucson’s City of Gastronomy designation will get international exposure this month a world away from the Old Pueblo.

Amonwadee “Dee” Buizer, chef-owner of the 2-year-old Senae Thai Bistro downtown, is one of seven Americans invited by the government of Thailand to take part in Asia’s largest annual culinary trade show at the end of May. It’s an all-expenses-paid trip to the largest food trade show in Asia and one of the largest in the world.

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Raising funds to send Tucson chefs to UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy

Turkey and stuffing aren’t the only foods on the menu this week in the Old Pueblo.

The Tucson City of Gastronomy Chefs on a Global Stage event will offer fare such as roast pork shoulder adobado with chipotle Anasazi beans, shrimp tacos with Sonoran white wheat tortillas and other distinctive dishes that celebrate the flavors of the region from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Carriage House, 125 S. Arizona Ave.

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The early ‘gastronomes’ of Tucson

When Tucson was selected as the first U.S. Creative City of gastronomy by UNESCO last week, its long history of cultivated crops was cited as part of the reason for its designation.

Road builders, sewer plant operators and backhoe operators can share some of the glory, along with the archaeologists who uncovered evidence of early agriculture in the Tucson Basin, said archaeologist James Vint.

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