The Reading the West Book Awards are sponsored and promoted by the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association. The awards honor the best fiction, non-fiction, and illustrated books for adults and children set in one […]
“A love letter to Tucson and Sonoran food, food photographer Jackie Alpers takes us not only through southern Arizona cuisine, but also to her favorite spots in the Old Pueblo. The book also notes the culinary influence of the Tohono O’odham people on Tucson. […]
Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona (West Margin Press, 2020) by Jackie Alpers, shows off the long food history of the Tucson region and the desert transplant’s love of all foods Sonoran. […]
Spice up your breakfast with “Taste of Tucson.” Watch me make one of my favorite Sonoran style breakfasts from my Taste of Tucson cookbook live on the nationally syndicated NBC Tampa morning show, Daytime.
On 15 December 2015, Tucson, Arizona, became the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy designated in the United States, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). The Tucson City of Gastronomy (TCoG) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) […]
“Molletes are just these beautiful, open-faced Mexican sandwiches with slathered on ingredients on a roll with hot sauce on top and a fried egg,” Stevens says. “The recipe comes from Jackie Alpers’ new cookbook, Taste of Tucson. It was exciting to put something out there and showcase some of the work that writers like Jackie are doing during the pandemic.” – Ashlie Stevens for Forbes.com. […]
I went to summer camp with the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers. There were no s’mores or sleepovers, but it was still a lot of fun. My short presentation on how the history of Sonoran […]
“A vegetarian taco recipe from Jackie Alpers, author of the Taste of Tucson cookbooks is featured on CNN. There are some great ideas for incorporating more #vegetarian meals to your life.” Thank you to the fabulous writer […]
“Now more than ever, cookbooks are a way to experience regional cuisines from the comfort of home,” said Alpers. “People are doing a lot of armchair traveling these days and cookbooks are a big part […]
It has been an extremely challenging and emotionally charged time to release a cookbook, so I can’t stress enough how much it means to me that EatYourBooks circled around and gave Taste of Tucson some love. […]
Taste of Tucson news and press. Taste of Tucson: Sonoran Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona by Jackie Alpers is featured in the article Five Arizona Cookbooks you should know. Link to full article included. […]
“We talk about Jackie’s belief that writing and photographing a cookbook is an inclusive process, along with her experiences as a full-time food photographer, and her ultimate desire to write her own cookbooks, which culminated in two books, one called Sprinkles: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts which explores the science of sprinkles (Sprinkology!), shares crafty methods for sprinkling, and offers a comprehensive guide to identifying and cooking with them and her most recent book published in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic – Taste of Tucson.” […]
I loved chatting with Andi Berlin about Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes for this wonderful article in the Arizona Daily Star. She included the recipe for menudo that Teresa’s Mosaic Cafe graciously gave me to include in the book. Read the full article. […]
Listen to Jackie Alpers author of Taste of Tucson Radio Interview on Wake Up, Tucson! with Chris DeSimone. Recorded March 19, 2020.
I am thrilled to announce that my next cookbook, Taste of Tucson is available for preorder. The recipes are inspired by the ever-evolving Sonoran style regional cuisine that my home in Southern Arizona is famous for. […]
My updated Food Network guide to what and where to eat in Phoenix. Go beyond the cowboy steaks and traditional Mexican fare that are often associated with Phoenix and celebrate the city with these dishes […]
by Jackie Alpers for the Food Network Your guacamole will need to find a new bowl this year. Our twist on the traditional savory snack stadium shines the spotlight on dessert. I built this over-the-top […]
Tucson, Arizona America’s best food cities for travelers on a budget It may not have made front-page news in America’s biggest cities, but Tucson is a big deal in food circles. It was the first city in […]
by Jackie Alpers for the Food Network I found, photographed and wrote about the best Cheap Eats in Phoenix, Arizona. Read all about it at the Food Network.
Here’s my guide to 10 can’t miss Mexican inspired dishes in Tucson, Arizona. For the Food Network. Tucson, Arizona, is famous for its Sonoran-style Mexican food. A college town located just 60 miles north of […]
I’ve written and photographed a guide on what to eat in Arizona for the Food Network. “Grub in the Grand Canyon State: The Best Things to Eat in Arizona,” features 29 of the the most iconic dishes […]
Tucson Lifestyle’s Home & Garden Magazine asked me to develop and photograph recipes featuring corn, beans and squash (AKA The Three Sisters), which are companion plants and staples of Sonoran cuisine. You can check out […]
I’m happy to have written and photographed my first feature article for Edible Baja Arizona Magazine that includes a bunch of my super easy summer recipes inspired by Sonoran food classics, including these baked Carne Asada […]
It’s getting hot out there folks! Get my super easy summertime frozen fruit recipes and see my latest food photographs for Refinery29, including the World’s Easiest One Ingredient Frozen Watermelon Pops. This recipe is also […]
My latest article for Food Network was sponsored by the folks at Lipton Tea, who asked me to come up with some new ways to flavor ice tea. Bold flavors and unique flavor combinations are the new wave of iced teas creations […]
My cookbook, Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts has been translated to French! The awesome new French title is, “Desserts multicolores – Recettes et idées pour des desserts colorés et délicieux” (Yeah, I know […]
Nothing says, “It’s party time” like beverages with fancy looking decorated rims! Dip, dunk and swirl your way to a festive holiday celebration with my 10 ideas for decking out your glassware for the holidays. […]
Refinery29 asked me to develop and photograph 10 recipes for comfort foods made with just two ingredients. Pictured above are crispy little appetizers made with only Parmesan cheese and pepperoni. You can see the rest here.
My marvelous microwave mug meals in mere minutes. For Refinery29. Pictured above is my photo of a bacon cheeseburger made in a mug in less than 5 minutes! It’s a miracle!
by Jackie Alpers for Taste To help us carbo-load for the long trek through the neighborhood every Halloween, my mother would prepare her standard pre-trick-or-treating meal of Kraft’s boxed spaghetti dinner. We loved it. These […]
This non-alcoholic version of sangria incorporates grilled fruit for a smoky/spicy summer quencher. The contrast of the grill marks on the colorful fruit make for a stunning visual display, so be sure to serve this […]
Sprinkles elevate an everyday dessert like this simple chocolate mousse into something special. Glittery red cinnamon sugar and vanilla mini marshmallow bits add a kick of flavor, while the subtle color of these pretty blue […]
by Jackie Alpers for Refinery29 S’more of my multiple microwave mug meals, manageable in mere minutes! Mug Desserts at Refinery29 Mug Breakfasts at Refinery 29 Funfetti Microwave Mug Cake Recipe at The Kitchn
12 Unexpected Ways To Top Hot Dogs | By Jackie Alpers for Food Network.com Summer party spreads like picnics and pot lucks are an excellent opportunity to put your creative snacking skills to use and […]
I am thrilled to be a part of First Lady Michelle Obama‘s #GimmeFive challenge to explore healthy living and lifestyle choices. Refinery29 asked me to create 5 easy avocado recipes with 5 ingredients each. Here they […]
Celebrate Spring with one of my creative pizza ideas, or use them as inspiration for your own unique pie. Read more at the FoodNetwork.com. The pizza above is a chocolate and blueberry breakfast or dessert […]
There’s a Peeps extravaganza going on over at the Food Network just in time for Easter. I came up with 8 party ready ideas featuring everyone’s favorite sugar coated marshmallow candy. The Peeps Bunny King cake is […]
Listen to me talk about food photography and my cookbook, Sprinkles! Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts on NPR! I also make this Lucky Charms Cake on-air to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s the link to […]
Super easy, family friendly, roasted baby carrots for the Food Network. One of my 14 Tasty Ways to Use Up a Bag of Baby Carrots. Get the recipe and read the rest here.
In my latest article for Random House’s TasteBook I share recipes for my favorite Mexican street snacks, including TostiNachos and these Walking Tacos made with Tapatio Doritos. They’re perfect for the Super Bowl, a day […]
I have two features in this month’s Edible Baja Arizona Magazine. For “The Plate” I selected and photographed four local dishes that should never be taken off of the menu. The Mexican street corn at NOX […]
The July, 2014 issue of Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden Magazine features my photo of a sprinkles dipped ice cream cone. Recipes and photos from my book, Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts are featured […]
I’m very excited to share P.F. Chang’s new Summer menu with you… because I took all of the photos! http://www.pfchangs.com/fresh_menu/
I talked with the San Jose Mercury News about how to build a better birthday cake. http://www.mercurynews.com/food-wine/ci_24989149/build-better-birthday-cake I also did an interview for Bakepedia, written by Lauren Chattman. Here’s the link to the whole Q & […]
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 […]
In celebration of the release of my new book Sprinkles! Recipes & Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts, iVillage has published the recipe for my rainbow layer cake. Click on the photo below for the recipe.
The official cookbook trailer video is out!
I’m super excited to announce that my book Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts is available for pre-order on Amazon.com! It’s a fun and kind of weirdly wonderful, whimsical book, and I believe it’s the first […]
My photo of this woman in a white dress holding a glass of white wine is featured in the international publication Foodprint 2013, annual of gastronomy.
I’m a guest writer/photographer for heart-stoppingly beautiful new magazine about rural culture, Broadway+Thresher. Here’s a link to the article, featuring my photos and the recipe I developed for “Fennel, Blue Cheese & Spanish Chorizo Mini […]
I am excited beyond belief! The cookbook app that I photographed has been released today! About a year ago, Rovio Entertainment, inventors of the game Angry Birds, asked me to document the food culture of […]
My childhood self would be totally freaking out right now. I’m in Reader’s Digest!
I’ve spent quite a bit of time sitting in bars, in the company of both friends and strangers, eating, drinking, talking (sometimes bit too much), and taking photos. I’ve put that experience to use […]
I’ve won an honorable mention in the food photography category of the 2012 International Photography Awards for my photo of fresh tomatillos which was selected from over 10,000 entries from over 100 countries around the […]
I had the great pleasure of discussing my Fair Food photo project with CNN Heath for a feature by Georgiann Caruso. Click on the photo to read the full article.
My photograph of an American flag themed frosted cake was selected for inclusion in the European Annual of Gastronomy: Foodprint 1112. Below is the image that were selected. The whole book is filled with […]
The Tucson Jewish Community Center’s sculpture garden was the setting for a fashion shoot I did for the March 2012 issue of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. My producer Melanie Sutton and I decided to have the […]