International Color Photography Award

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.
2020 International Color Photography Award for Food

2020 International Color Photography Award for Food

I’ve was nominated in the food photography category of the 2020 International Photography Awards for my photo, Pate Bite With Basil which was selected from over 10,000 entries from over 100 countries around the world. The photo was commissioned for the Food...
Make a Sweets Stadium Your Game-Day Party Centerpiece

Make a Sweets Stadium Your Game-Day Party Centerpiece

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 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...
Frozen Fruit Hacks for Refinery29 and GMA

Frozen Fruit Hacks for Refinery29 and GMA

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...
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...
Pound Cake Revisited by Jackie Alpers for the Food Network

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....
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,...
Hot Doggin’ It

Hot Doggin’ It

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...
Jackie Alpers on NPR

Jackie Alpers on NPR

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 the audio and the recipe.
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...

Sprinkles Rainbow Layer Cake Recipe

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.  
Food Writing and Photography for Broadway & Thresher

Food Writing and Photography for Broadway & Thresher

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...
Bar Food Photos for Cover & Feature Story

Bar Food Photos for Cover & Feature Story

  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 in my latest photos for the feature, “Raising...

2012 International Photography Award for Food

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 world. The finalists and subcategory...
CNN Interview

CNN Interview

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.

Burger Photo in Bloomberg BusinessWeek

I’m very happy to have my photo of a triple bacon honey bun cheeseburger in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. You can check out the on-line version of the article here: A Food Site That Aims to Quantify Healthy Eating

Foodprint Annuaire de la Gastronomie 1112

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 most beautiful food photography, and I’m...

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...

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...

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...

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.                  ...

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...

Photography Master’s Cup

I was nominated for a Photography Master’s Cup award in the Food Photography category. The Photography Master Cup is, “a global online awards show recognizing excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the finest...