‘Flavors of Scottsdale’ showcase downtown cuisine and culture

Flavors-KimHanna FOR WEBThe stories of Scottsdale’s chefs and restaurateurs reveal the diverse mix of cultures and experiences that underpin a thriving culinary community.

That mix is one reason Livability.com included Scottsdale among the nation’s best cities for “foodies” in 2014, according to a press release.

Flavors of Scottsdale FOR WEBThose stories are the focus of “Flavors of Scottsdale,” a new video series produced by the city of Scottsdale, the release states.

The show is a feast for the senses, taking you inside the kitchen with chefs making some of their favorite dishes. Once the meal is plated, we learn more about the people and culture behind the food.

See the first two episodes of “Flavors of Scottsdale” on YouTube or at ScottsdaleAZ.gov. The recipes for featured dishes are included on the website as well.

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“One of the most common ways we connect with other people and cultures is through food, and that’s the idea behind the show,” says Sharon Cini, Scottsdale’s diversity coordinator.

“It’s a fun, approachable way to see the often underappreciated mix of cultures in Scottsdale. We are a richly diverse city in many ways, and our culinary community illustrates that perfectly.”

“Flavors of Scottsdale” is sponsored by Downtown Scottsdale, home to the restaurants featured along with dozens more, and by the city’s Office of Diversity, which supports and promotes the city’s commitment to an inclusive community, the release states.

The show is hosted by Arizona gourmet guru Kim Hanna, who has appeared on local television shows and in magazines teaching people how to take fine dining to the great outdoors. She also appears on “Great Food Good Neighbors” on AZTV Channel 7 (Cox Cable 13) and blogs at CampingForFoodies.com.

Go to www.DowntownScottsdale.com.

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