December 9th, 2013
Arizona has a great diversity of heritage foods and depending on where you are, you can enjoy dates and lettuce or cactus and mesquite pods. Local chefs have started using cactus syrup in barbecue sauces and salsas. Prickly pear cactus is touted as having anti-inflammatory properties and cools you down after a work-out or long hike.
Before you head to the True Music Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona, whip up this Fresh Prickly-Pear Ice. Peeling the pear can seem like a bit of a challenge, but chef Rick Bayless explains how to do it safely in just a few steps.
- Ana Maria Harkins