The Tastes of Scottsdale

Dining at Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn on the idyllic patio canopied by the century-old Lysiloma tree is an experience you won’t forget.

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At Lon’s, at the Hermosa Inn, seared ahi tuna with yuzu-soy sauce, togarashi cracker, cilantro, and pickled onion is intriguing, with the fish is presented on a salt block atop a cast iron skillet.

From Hidden Valley to household name, ranch a versatile favorite

Elotes with Ranch Cotija (recipe in column); Elote is a classic Mexican street food and an unparalleled way to serve corn on the cob — grilled to perfection and slathered with sauce.

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Photo: Recipes and images courtesy of “Ranch” by Abby Reisner, published by W&P

Fruits and veggies can easily carry a meal

Sesame Heirloom Tomato Salad with Za’atar - Corn Bread Crouton

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Recipes and photos courtesy of …..

“The Vegetable Gardner’s Cookbook: 75 Vegetarian Recipes that will Help You Make the Most Out of Every Season’s Harvest” By: Danielle Majeika (2019, Page Street Publishing, $21.99) 

Marjolaine Pastry Shop’s Danish is as good as its story

Owner Arlene Cardenas prepares the cream cheese filling for her Danish pastries at Marjolaine Pastry Shop in New Haven.Photo: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media

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A tray of Danish pastries with cream cheese filling at Marjolaine Pastry Shop in New Haven.Photo: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media

A taste of the Catskills, and a blast from the Elm City’s past

Courtney Raven & her mom, Tara Brust, owners of Bethel Market Cafe showing off the Tres Leches cake

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The Dancing Cat Saloon and Catskill Distillery are across from the entrance of Bethel Woods, the site of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival 

The grounds of Bethel Woods, site of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival

Photo: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Tahini’s savory-sweet, nutty taste can be used to enhance a wide range of recipes

Sesame Brownies Blended beans and tahini give a wonderful texture to these brownies. (recipe in column) Photo: Clare Winfield © Ryland Peters & Small, 2019 /

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Deviled eggs make a resurgence with new twists

Smoked salmon deviled eggs with sour cream and chives

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Recipes and Photos from:: “D’Lish Deviled Eggs: A Collection of Recipes from Creative to Classic” by Kathy Casey, Andrews McMeel Publishing