Tucson Festival of Books

Mariana Nuño Ruiz

Mariana Nuno Ruiz is a chef and now the author of "Dining With the Dead," a cookbook with recipes fo dishes that are served in Mexico during Day of the Dead meals.  Her husband, Ian McEnroe, is a professional photographer whose photos illustrated the book, which was released by Rio Nuevo Publishers in Tucson. Mariana and Ian now live in Austin, Texas.  

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Awards: WINNER-BEST COOKBOOK at the 2022 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. WINNER-GOLD for BEST COOKBOOK-SPECIALTY at the 2022 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Communities: Hispanic or Latinx

Scheduled events:
Yesterday, Meet Tomorrow
The Sonoran Desert is a place of transformation, where our heritage becomes music, the landscape becomes art, and the people spark change. Today, five Southwest Book of the Year honorees will discuss the many ways our past inspires our future.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Southwest Books of the Year
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lawrence Downes, Paul Gold, Michael Moore, Mariana Nuño Ruiz, Roni Rivera-Ashford
Moderator: Mark Athitakis
Dining With The Dead
Tucson has a rich history of Día de los Muertos, and a new cookbook by Mariana Nuńo-Ruiz, "Dining With The Dead," pays homage to the traditions and culture surrounding this important holiday. Cook alongside Mariana as she prepares traditional Mexican recipes and shares her wealth of knowledge about one of our community's most celebrated days.

Culinary Stage (Seats 265)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Mariana Nuño Ruiz

Dining with the Dead
A Feast for the Souls on the Day of the Dead
Rio Nuevo Publishers
January 2020
ISBN 9781940322384