INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD * RUSA BOOK AND MEDIA AWARD * READING THE WEST NOMINEE Named one of the best cookbooks of the year by The Arizona Republic * Phoenix New Times * Arizona Daily Star
"Jackie's book takes me back to Tucson, with each incredibly delicious recipe, tied to stories and wonderful characters. It will connect you to the one and only place that Tucson is. What a delight!" --Pati Jinich, Chef, Cookbook author and host of PBS Pati's Mexican Table
A collection of delicious recipes from local restaurant experts and the author’s own original recipes, all inspired by the rich culture of Southern Arizona.
A cookbook dedicated to the foods inspired by the region’s beauty and diversity, Taste of Tucson discovers through recipes and photos the unique mix of cultures that create Southern Arizona’s incredible cuisine.
Award-winning photographer and cookbook author Jackie Alpers shares her own inspired food creations in this book as well as her favorite restaurants’ dishes, while incorporating the history of the Sonora region, the mysticism and lore, and how it has contributed to the food of the people who live there.
Building from tried-and-true basics and tutorials on tacos, enchiladas, carne asada, and huevos rancheros, she divulges secrets to making Sonora’s most unique savories and sweets, including Chicken Mole Amarillo, Adobo Pulled Pork, Red Pozole, Dark Chocolate and Coffee Figgy Pudding Cakes, and more.
For cooks of all levels, from anywhere in the world who loves to dine on this Southwestern region’s foods, this cookbook welcomes you to bring Sonora’s best and most iconic tastes into your own kitchen.
Jackie Alpers is a cookbook author, recipe developer, and award-winning food photographer.
She writes and photographs a monthly column for FoodNetwork.com and contributes to Food Network Magazine, Refinery29, Real Simple, The Kitchn, and Edible Baja Arizona Magazine.
Her work has been featured on Reader's Digest, CNN, and NPR, and her blog Jackie's Happy Plate has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Glamour, Better Homes and Gardens, Brit + Co, and Buzzfeed Food.
Jackie happily cooks from her kitchen in Tucson, AZ. Visit her at jackiealpers.com and see her blog at jackieshappyplate.com.