Food Photographer Highlights Southern Arizona Flavors In Cookbook 'Taste Of Tucson'

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 12:42pm
Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 5:59pm

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Jackie Alpers shrimp Topopo salad
Jackie Alpers
Jackie Alpers and the shrimp Topopo salad from her book, "Taste of Tucson."

More of us have spent time in our own kitchens over the past year. For some, that has actually meant a lot of time by the microwave or unpacking the order that was just delivered. But for many others, it’s meant cooking — sometimes from old family recipes and others of a more innovative bent.

Jackie Alpers had begun work on her book "Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona" prior to the pandemic, but its collection of recipes from some of southern Arizona’s favorite spots offers the chance to make the home kitchen a creative place. 

The Show spoke with her for more about the uniqueness of the region's flavors.

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