I first met most of them while on photography and food writing assignment for various publications over the years, and they are a big part of why I wanted to create the Taste of Tucson cookbook.
documentary food photography
This infused tequila makes a mean margarita or straight-up sipper.
Chiltepin salsa is an all-purpose salsa that can be used for dipping, for seasoning, and as a taco sauce. A little goes a long way, so if you prefer a milder salsa, cut the amount of chiles down by a half or a third. This recipe is from the Taste of Tucson cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
I ate this for breakfast every day for weeks while writing my Taste of Tucson cookbook. The fat from the chorizo makes the egg really crispy and adds a lot of flavor without too many extra calories.
My niece got married in a field in Oskaloosa, Kansas last weekend. Afterwards we had lunch under a tent. My mother-in-law made all of the desserts including this Savarin, a rich airy cake soaked in a simple syrup and topped with apricot glaze and whipped cream. It’s traditionally served as a feast-day dessert in France. This is her recipe. It’s a little more complicated than the recipes I usually post, but I think it’s worth the effort.
Everything you love about New York style hot dogs in cute appetizer form.
Baco Mercat may be the most casual restaurant that my brother in-law has ever worked at, but I think it's...
I love an authentic Jewish deli. Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles is one of the best and most famous. I’m going to bypass the normal deli fare in this post and just share a few photos of the dishes and people that I found the most interesting.
From taco trucks, to unnamed starlets at Bon Appetit’s top rated boutique coffee shop, to the world famous Chateau Marmont; I ate my way through Los Angeles and here are the photos to prove it.
I documented some of the food that I saw people eating this year at the Pima County Fair. It was...