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Best Cookbook Photographer, USA
Jackie Alpers named best cookbook photographer (USA) in the LUX magazine global excellence awards.
Don’t Forget to Look Up!
Magazine article profiling cookbook author Jackie Alpers the 40th anniversary edition of Tucson Guide Magazine.
Jackie Alpers Wins Muse Photography Award Gold
I’m deeply honored to be a gold winner of the 2022 MUSE Photography Awards
Jackie Alpers is a Taste Awards Winner!
I’m thrilled to announce that I am a finalist for the 13th annual Taste Photography Awards from the Academy of Media Tastemakers, “The Oscars of Food Media”.
Womens’ Work Cover Article by Jackie Alpers
Jackie Alpers is the author and photographer of the magazine article Womens’ Work.
Taste of Tucson: The Best Gifts for Foodies in AZ
Taste of Tucsonthe best gifts for foodies in Arizona, according to the editors at Eat This, Not That!
“Choosing just one dish in Arizona seems almost impossible. This state is flourishing with all kinds of rich dishes and cultures, and this cookbook reflects that. In particular, Arizonians will love the recipes for Adobo Pulled Pork, Red Pozole, and of course, Mini Chimichangas.”
Jackie Alpers on Eat This Not That
Jackie Alpers shares tips for making healthier mashed potatoes for a Thanksgiving side dish on Eat This Not That.
World’s Best Food Photographer!
“Food photography has been taken to new levels by Jackie Alpers. Using a natural light studio, she creates her meals and photographs the food after. Taking photos of food is more than just a passion for her. She loves eating just as much! Check out her cookbook on the Taste of Tucson, which has won multiple awards!”
Jackie Alpers on Simply Recipes
Jackie Alpers discusses the best measuring spoons on Simply Recipes.
Taste of Tucson Featured in Better Nutrition Magazine
Look at this fabulous feature on Taste of Tucson in Better Nutrition Magazine. I especially love the photo. It's always so cool to see how others photograph the dishes in the book.
Taste of Tucson: American Photography 37 Winner
Two images from Taste of Tucson have been chosen for American Photography 37. Having one of my first food photographs selected for American Photography 23 gave me the confidence to continue pursuing a career as a food photographer way back when, and this award...
Taste of Tucson: International Color Photography Award
Two images from my cookbook Taste of Tucson have been nominated in the food photography category of the International Color Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography.
NPR Interview With Taste of Tucson Cookbook Author Jackie Alpers
“…its collection of recipes from some of southern Arizona’s favorite spots offers the chance to make the home kitchen a creative place.” Steve Goldstein, host of The Show on NPR
Taste of Tucson: Reading the West Book Award Finalist
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 of the states represented by our...
Taste of Tucson Cookbook Wins RUSA Book and Media Award
Homey and yet polished, this small gem delivers a flavorful journey through southern Arizona cuisine
Taste of Tucson Cookbook Review in the Arizona Republic Newspaper
“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.
Review of Taste of Tucson cookbook in Edible Phoenix Magazine
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. The book begins with a brief history of...
Jackie Alpers Shows You How To Spice up Your Breakfast on Daytime TV
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. Click on the image to watch the full...
Taste of Tucson is a Certified Tucson City of Gastronomy Recommended Cookbook
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) organization with a board of directors...
Taste of Tucson Cookbook Wins IPA International Food Photography Award
Award winning food photography for the Taste of Tucson Cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
Taste of Tucson by Jackie Alpers featured on Forbes.com
“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.
Independent Booksellers Summer Camp LIVE with Jackie Alpers
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 regional cuisine influenced my Taste of Tucson cookbook starts at...
Taste of Tucson Cookbook Featured on CNN
"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 and...
Tucson Foodie Interview with Taste of Tucson author Jackie Alpers
“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 of that. People can read up, then get up and into the kitchen, no...
Taste of Tucson Kindle Version Now Available!
The Amazon Kindle version of Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes has been released and is already the #1 new release in American Southwest Cooking!
Taste of Tucson Cookbook Review in Eat Your Books
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 Cookbook Featured in the Phoenix New Times
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.
Jackie Alpers Interviewed on the Cookbook Love Podcast With Maggie Green
“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.”
Taste of Tucson cookbook review in the Arizona Daily Star
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.
Wake Up Tucson Interview With Jackie Alpers
Listen to Jackie Alpers author of Taste of Tucson Radio Interview on Wake Up, Tucson! with Chris DeSimone. Recorded March 19, 2020.
2020 International Color Photography Award for Food
Jackie Alpers was nominated in the food photography category of the 2020 International Photography Awards for my photo, Pate Bite With Basil
Taste of Tucson Sonoran Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona
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.
The Best Restaurants in Phoenix by Jackie Alpers
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 inspired by international cuisines, as well as local trends and...
Make a Sweets Stadium Your Game-Day Party Centerpiece by Jackie Alpers
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 snack stadium made with all kinds of sweets. Read all about it at...
Jackie Alpers Photography Featured on Lonely Planet
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 the United States to be named a Capital of Gastronomy by...
The Best Cheap Eats in Phoenix, Arizona by Jackie Alpers
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.
Rainbow Colored Hard Candy Lollipops by Jackie Alpers for The Food Network
I came up with something rainbow sparkly to inspire kids to want to cook. In this homemade rainbow lollipop project I encourage kids to be creative and to made their own color and flavor choices. They also get to smash candy with hammers, which is a lot of fun. The...
Sprinkles Rainbow Layer Cake Video for the Food Network by Jackie Alpers
Four years later, and the Sprinkles revolution is still going strong! The Food Network asked me to make a how-to video for the Rainbow Layer Cake, one of the most popular recipes from my book, Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts. Watch the video...
Jackie Alpers Makes Eclair Bears for the Food Network
When is a bear not just a bear? When it’s also an eclair. An eclair bear that is! Here's another one of my fun projects for kids that I've been working on with the Food Network. Start with this eclair recipe, then build your bears from there. I show you how to make a...
Jackie Alpers for the Food Network: 35 Must Try Dishes in Tucson, Arizona
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 the Mexican border, and situated between Santa Fe and...
What to Eat in Arizona: Jackie Alpers for the Food Network
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 across the state. Though Arizona is geographically and culturally...
Recipes Using Leftover Pie Dough Scraps by Jackie Alpers for the Food Network
I know that a lot of people are concerned with food waste. Here is one little way in which you can reduce it. Save your dough scraps and turn them into one of the recipes that I developed (and photographed ) for my latest article for Food Network, which is...
Sonoran Recipes and Food Photography by Jackie Alpers in Tucson LifeStyle Home & Garden Magazine
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 the full article online starting on page...
Feature Article in Edible Baja Arizona Magazine by Jackie Alpers
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 Tostadas with guacamole and pickled red...
Frozen Fruit Hacks for Refinery29 and GMA by Jackie Alpers
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 featured on Good Morning America's website...
Jackie Alpers for Lipton Iced Tea
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 this summer. Here's how to dress up pitchers...
Jackie Alpers On National Public Radio’s “Here & Now”
Learn how to eat a cactus. Kathy Gunst was on NPR's Here & Now on May 19th talking about prickly pear cactus and my recipe for Nopalitos Salad. Listen to the broadcast on the Here & Now website, and get the recipe.
Food Photography by Jackie Alpers for National Geographic Book Project
Several of my photographs are included in, "Great American Eating Experiences: Local Specialties, Favorite Restaurants, Food Festivals, Diners, Roadside Stands, and More is a guide to favorite local food across the U.S.", a new book from National Geographic. The...
Natural Awakenings Magazine – Interview With Jackie Alpers
I talked with the fine folks at Natural Awakenings Magazine about food photography, creativity in the kitchen, and healthy eating - Sonoran style. Read all about it here: http://www.naturaltucson.com/TUCS/March-2016/Jackies-Happy-Plate
Desserts multicolores – Recettes et idées pour des desserts colorés et délicieux
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 the photo above is a little too...
Festive Holiday Drink Rims by Jackie Alpers for FoodNetwork.com
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. The melting hard candy drink rim pictured uses the...
2-Ingredient Comfort Food Recipes by Jackie Alpers for Refinery29
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.
Microwave Mug Meals for Refinery29 by Jackie Alpers
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!
Spooky Halloween Pasta Carbonara with Exotic Mushrooms and Bacon by Jackie Alpers for Taste
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 days, I’ve upgraded the tradition with a...
Non-alcoholic Sangria Recipe for Taste Cooking Magazine
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 in a large glass pitchers or several smaller glass...
Sparkling Sprinkles July 4th Dessert By Jackie Alpers for FoodNetwork.com
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 jimmies comes from natural dyes. So sprinkle...
Pound Cake Revisited by Jackie Alpers for the Food Network
Store bought pound-cake was a weeknight dessert staple when I was growing up, and it’s still got a strong presence in the grocery store’s freezer section. What I like best about it is that it’s sturdy, but not too sweet, making it a good base for creative elaboration....
Meet My Many Mouthwatering Microwave Mug Meals. Mmmmm!
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
Improv Snacking – Donut Edition: Jackie Alpers for The Kitchn
Frozen Yogurt Donut Popsicles Are you standing in the middle of a convent store in the middle of the night, or are you perhaps gazing at the leftover remnants of a box of Krispy Creams from your latest work-related breakfast meeting and wondering to yourself, “What...
Improv & the Art of Snacking: Jackie Alpers for The Kitchn
by Jackie Alpers for The Kitchn "The most creative and inventive snacks are the result of mastering the art of improv" - me quoting me! Read the article I wrote for The Kitchn. The improv snack pictured is a bagel sundae topped with hot fudge, caramel sauce,...
Hot Doggin’ It by Jackie Alpers for Food Network
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 experiment with inventing new and exciting hot dog combinations, or...
Celebrating Michelle Obama’s GimmeFive Challenge With Refinery29 by Jackie Alpers
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...
8 Pizzas For Easy Spring Entertaining | Jackie Alpers for Food Network
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 pizza with lemon mascarpone, sage and edible flowers. Below is...
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