Portfolio of commissioned editorial assignments photographed 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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’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 […]
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 […]
I recently did an assignment for the Tucson Guide on the various sandwich options available around town. I visited an authentic South Philadelphia style cheesesteak shop, a combo Jewish/Italian deli, and a place whose name […]
I’m thrilled to have been selected a runner up in Saveur Magazine’s cover contest. Five images were selected from over 900 entries.
The folks at AARP Bulletin sent to me Sun City, the nations biggest and oldest retirement community. They wanted to show how the nature of volunteerism had progressed in a community dependent on the act. […]
I’ve been photographing portraits of southern Arizona artists for Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine for many years now. Here are a few of of my favorites:
Here are a couple of portraits I shot of navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui for Poets & Writers Magazine. You can read the article in the November/December issue:
The myth that you can’t find excellent seafood in the desert has been debunked in the winter issue of the Tucson Guide. Photos by me!
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.
I was sent out on assignment to explore international delis and markets. I found a lot of amazing food and terrific people and ended up buying a lot of really amazing ingredients to incorporate into […]