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 Tucson food and a primer on Sonoran-style staples. The remainder of the volume is a mix of recipes contributed by local chefs and the author’s own recipes, the dishes ranging from breakfast burros to modern chiles rellenos to elote street corn to lemon tres leches poke cake. Reading it, you’ll feel like you’ve just strolled from restaurant to restaurant and house to house enjoying a true taste of Tucson.

Jackie Alpers is an American Photography 39 Selected Winner for the Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook photography
Taste Photography Award Winner Jackie Alpers 2024
The Unofficial Elf Cookbook by Jackie Alpers is a 2024 Muse Photography Awards gold winner.