June 14, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that University of Arizona Press author Carolyn Niethammer‘s recent title, A Desert Feast: Celebrating Tucson’s Culinary Heritage, placed in the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards with a Silver for Best Regional Non-Fiction in the in the West-Mountain regional category.
A Desert Feast tells the expansive story of Tucson foodways, and why the desert city of Tucson became America’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy. White Sonora wheat, tepary beans, and criollo cattle steaks make Tucson’s cuisine unique. In A Desert Feast, you’ll see pictures of kids learning to grow food at school, and you’ll meet the farmers, small-scale food entrepreneurs, and chefs who are dedicated to growing and using heritage foods. It’s fair to say, “Tucson tastes like nowhere else.”