American Photography 37 Winner

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...
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.
Reading the West Book Awards

Reading the West Book Awards

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

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. Bright, vivid photos and rich context convey the unique culture and spark any appetite.  A glossary of pantry items, cheese, and most importantly peppers,...
Taste of Tucson by Jackie Alpers featured on Forbes.com

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...
Taste of Tucson Cookbook Featured on CNN

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...
Taste of Tucson Kindle Version Now Available!

Taste of Tucson Kindle Version Now Available!

I am THRILLED to announce that 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! Personally, I like to get both the Kindle and a hard copy of a cookbook. I...
Taste of Tucson Cookbook Review in Eat Your Books

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: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
Jackie Alpers for Lipton Iced Tea

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...
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...
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 Snacking – Donut Edition

Improv Snacking – Donut Edition

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

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...