Travel Photography

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Go beyond the cowboy steaks and traditional Mexican fare – here are my 11 must try dishes that showcase the best food in Phoenix, Arizona, written and photographed for the Food Network.

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Here’s my guide to 10 can’t miss Mexican inspired dishes in Tucson, Arizona. For the Food Network.

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I’m thrilled to be a contributing author and photographer to the Food Network’s website. Heres’s a link to my latest articles and my latest photographs of recipes from Food Network Chefs are featured on my Food Photography Pinterest board.

Here are a few of my recipe photos:

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My childhood self would be totally freaking out right now. I’m in Reader’s Digest!

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Good Morning America is featuring my photo of a giant Chimichanga at the El Charro Cafe, (graciously modeled by my husband Jason),  on their website. They say, “that they’ve scoured the country looking for the largest and fattiest foods.  From deep-fried delicacies to larger-than-life sundaes, here are the foods that you should probably share.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Fair Food II

May 26, 2012

 

My favorite fair food has all the qualities of a carnival freak show. It has elements of the unexpected; it’s bigger and weirder than the food I see everyday; and it evokes awe and borderline disgust. The more absurd the better. This is my second year documenting the food at my county fair, and even though some of the food wasn’t as over the top as I would have liked, I still found it all pretty intriguing. Here are a few photos:

 

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Jar of country pickles. photo by Jackie Alpers

Italian sausage in a bun (hotdog) photo by Jackie Alpers

popcorn stand photo by Jackie Alpers

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Janos Wilder supplied a recipe for Somen Noodles from his new restaurant Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, to a beautiful new online green living magazine. I supplied the photo. You can get the recipe and check out the rest of the magazine at Sustainable Online Magazine.

Somen Noodles from Janos Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails

sweet + sour marinated shiitakes, tossed with olive + sesame oils, basil, broccoli rabe, scallions, Tohono O’odham roasted squash, chile-braised tofu:

 

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I’ve been on a hot dog eating binge ever since I went to the Pima County Fair (see below), and had one of the best hot dogs of my life from a tiny stand in one of the buildings there. Since then, I’ve been buying every hot dog I see, trying to re-create the experience, which is impossible. So, I decided to conduct a taste test. I’ve bought every hot dog I can find that I haven’t tried before. So far Trader Joe’s all beef uncured franks have won, but I heard there was a sausage place on the other side of town that I have to try.  All of this culminated in me having to eat a Sonoran style hot dog today at El Guero Canelo which are rumored to be the best in town. Sonoran style hot dogs have become all the rage here in Tucson for the past couple of years and have gotten international attention due in part to this article in The New York Times.

Here are a few photos from my adventure today.

Note: My husband is a vegetarian so he had a whole bean and cheese burro which was excellent.

Our Hero! The Sonoran Hot Dog at El Guero Canelo

Grilled onions, cucumbers & salsa from the condiment bar

 

Someone Else's Order at the Counter

 

Burro filled with white cheese and whole beans

 

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Here are some images from  my most recent cover story for the Tucson Guide Magazine. I got to eat a LOT of pizza.  I’m a very lucky girl.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Burger Joints

June 1, 2008

I was sent to Phoenix and Scottsdale to visit a variety of Burger Joints for a Valley Guide Magazine feature story and cover. Here are some of the images.

 

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Delux burger and fries: photo by Jackie Alpers