The Best Restaurants in Phoenix

The Best Restaurants in Phoenix

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...
Jackie Alpers Photography Featured on Lonely Planet

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...
Jackie Alpers Makes Eclair Bears for the Food Network

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...
Festive Holiday Drink Rims for FoodNetwork.com

Festive Holiday Drink Rims 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...
Non-alcoholic Sangria Recipe for Taste Cooking Magazine

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...
Improv & the Art of Snacking

Improv & the Art of Snacking

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,...
Mexican Street Snacks for Random House’s TasteBook

Mexican Street Snacks for Random House’s TasteBook

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 when it is perfectly acceptable to...
Edible Baja Arizona Magazine: January, 2015 Issue

Edible Baja Arizona Magazine: January, 2015 Issue

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 and the Charcuterie plate at Zona 78 are...

Fair Food II

  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...

Avant Garden Art

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 model as well as the photographs themselves emulate...

Burger Fever

There are some crazy – big burgers in this town and I was elected to photograph them. I was more than a little surprised by what I found.   The magazine printed this amazing Mac & Cheeseburger as a vertical spread in the centerfold. I turned it for...

Behind the Scenes Fashion Photos

La Encantada and Paula Taylor Productions asked me to document their recent fashion shoot for Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. All of these images were styled by Melanie Sutton, Paula Taylor and Adriana Barillari. You can see more of the images here: http://bit.ly/qH9vjY...

Food Photography of Somen Noodles from Janos

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....

My Hot Dog Obsession: El Guero Canelo

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...
2011 Up and Comers

2011 Up and Comers

Thank you Inside Tucson Business for nominating me as a 2011 Up and Comer. and congratulations to all of the other nominees. “Up & Comers is a recognition program designed to highlight the achievements of people in the Tucson region in their 20s, 30s and...

Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!

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.                  ...

Black (& White) Friday

The 2010 holiday ad campaign that I shot for La Encantada, an upscale open air mall in Arizona, illustrates the story of a dapper man-about-town as he picks up last minute holiday gifts for his family… and himself. Our hero, dressed in a Brooks Brother’s...

Yes, I Did Eat Menudo

I was a little worried, because the menudo I’d had in the past was awful. Greasy and of questionable origin. Plus, it’s tripe. But, when I’m on assignment, I always like to taste the food I’m photographing. So, I was determined to give the...

Ah, Sandwiches

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 was inspired by The Lord of the Rings...

Buon Appetito Tucson!

I’ve been shooting for the Tucson Guide for a while now,  but the new March issue marks my first cover. I love shooting for the Tucson Guide because it’s a way that I can help promote the restaurants in my community. It also gives me the opportunity to...

My Calorie Counter Cookbook Has Been Released!

I know that this is a touchy subject for some at this time of the year, but I do have a new Calorie Counter Cookbook out. Chantal Martineau wrote the recipes and I did the cooking, food styling and photography. It’s available at Amazon.com; just in time for your...

Thanks PDN!

I have been selected by the editors of PDN as one of their Top 10 Portfolios of the Month on PhotoServe.com. What a pleasant surprise!

Dieting In Russia

I’ve got a photo published in the Russian version of Cosmopolitan. It seems to be a story about not wanting to be tempted by delicious cake while on a diet. Here is the photo they published. You can read (or just look at) the article here:...

By the Light of the Moon

A while back Diane Kashy and the folks at Madden sent me out into the night to find and photograph plants that only bloom by the light of the moon. I wandered my neighborhood and the grounds at Hacienda del Sol which is an old boarding school turned into an inn. Here...

New Cookbook Photographs

Here are a couple of images from the new mexican cookbook that I am working on. You can see more of my food photography here: www.JackieAlpers.com

Eco Trip in The New York Times

Last summer I spent a day working on the TV series Eco Trip with David De Rothschild. The New York Times is running an article about the show and is featuring one of my photos. After the Silver Spoon, a Green Life

American Photography 24

Two images from my series Social Obligations were chosen for American Photography 24. The images are from different social events that I had to attend for one reason or another. I’m fascinated by gender roles and power plays.