Jackie Alpers

Jackie Alpers is an award-winning professional food photographer and the author of two cookbooks; Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona and  Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicous Desserts.

She cooks, styles and photographs food in her natural-light studio and documents food & travel on location. Her popular food photography and recipe blog, Jackie’s Happy Plate, showcases her culinary adventures as a Midwesterner transplanted to the Sonoran Desert. She is especially interested in the emotional, psychological and spiritual relationship that people have with food and drink. Food lends itself to vast symbolism and interpretation and she loves the rituals surrounding it. She is based in Tucson, Arizona.

View her editorial, advertising and fine art photography portfolio at her official website.

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Taste of Tucson
Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona
West Margin Press
April 2020
ISBN 9781513262567
Hardcover, 192 pages
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A collection of delicious Sonoran-style recipes from local restaurant experts and the author's own original recipes, all inspired by the rich culture of Southern Arizona. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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