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Romaine & Grilled Radicchio Salad

You’ve read up on The Penedes, now try this Spanish-inspired dish at home with Chef Brian’s recipe! Romaine & Grilled Radicchio Salad with melon, sherry vinaigrette, iberico ham and pine nuts Ingredients 2 ea. medium sized romaine heads (cut into 1 inch pieces) 1/2 ea. radicchio head (cut in half, root end intact) reserve other… Read more »

The Penedes

The History & Future Of A Region Told Through Wine And Food The Penedes wine region is in Catalonia, Spain. With the capital of Barcelona, this area is the home to great Spanish art, gastronomy, finance, and culture. Winemaking has been happening here since the time of the Phoenicians, some seven centuries before Christ. Cava… Read more »

Peach Basil Agua Fresca Recipe

We’ve planted new fresh herbs, including flat leaf parsley, cilantro, and basil in the Maynards Organic Garden & Grove! We are finding new, creative ways to use the herbs from our garden, like our daily agua frescas! Every day, we have a different agua fresca available in the market. Stop by and take a look… Read more »

Sunflower Seed Harvest Tutorial

As the sunflowers in our Maynards Organic Garden & Grove reached the end of their lifecycle, we turned to Gardener Robert Vincent for a sunflower seed harvesting tutorial. If you have sunflowers in your garden, use these steps to harvest and roast your own sunflower seeds! Sunflower seed harvesting Prepare for drying process. Your sunflower is… Read more »

Beyond Napa and Sonoma

California, which produces over 90% of the wine made in the United States is such an enormous state, that I thought it might be fun to talk about the lesser known wine producing areas,  that are called The Central Coast. While everyone has heard of Napa and Sonoma, the Cental Coast is less well known…. Read more »

Barrio Bruschetta Recipe

Did you hear that we have expanded our Happy Hour at Maynards Market? Join us every day from 4-8pm for Tucson’s most sophisticated Happy Hour! One of the highlights of our menu is the seasonally inspired Barrio Bruschetta. This dish celebrates summer ingredients and showcases the award-winning bread from our local partner, Don Guerra of Barrio… Read more »

Tucson Takes Over Parma, Part II

Below are the latest photos from Executive Chef Brian Smith in Parma, Italy for Gola Gola Festival! Check out this La Republica Parma article featuring Brian and seven other chefs from a UNESCO city of gastronomy at this culinary mash-up dinner event!

Cantaloupe Gazpacho Recipe

Summer is among us and Executive Chef Brian Smith has a delicious treat to help you beat the heat! Stop into Maynards Market and Kitchen and try our new chilled soup! This refreshing cantaloupe gazpacho is just the trick to cool down during a hot Tucson day. Want to try making this soup at home? Here… Read more »

Secret Grapes

There are over a thousand different grape varieties and more being created all the time. I thought it would be fun to talk about a few that many people probably haven’t heard of. Let’s start with a grape called Zweigelt. Commonly found in Austria, this grape is known for having a rich tart candied red… Read more »

Tucson Takes Over Parma, Italy

Maynards Executive Chef Brian Smith is representing Tucson in sister City of Gastronomy, Parma, Italy during their annual Gola Gola Festival! He is creating an arroz con leche dish for the dessert course of an exclusive dinner during the festival. The dish showcases Sonoran ingredients such as Bacanora-soaked dates, Prickly Pear foam and White Sonoran Wheat Berries. Chef… Read more »