Celebrate ‘Desert Feast’ with Maker Video Series

Event Update: Help us celebrate Carolyn Niethammer’s new book, The Desert Feast: Celebrating Tucson’s Culinary Heritage, as well as the fifth anniversary of Tucson’s designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, in a special four-part video series that debuts Wednesday, December 2.

When: December 2, 2020, 6 p.m. MST via Facebook Watch Party @AZPress and the University of Arizona YouTube page.

Registration is not required.

The Desert Feast video series continues on Friday, December 4, 6 p.m. MST; Wednesday, December 9, 6 p.m. MST; and ends on Friday, December 11, 6 p.m. MST, Tucson’s UNESCO fifth anniversary.

Niethammer’s A Desert Feast: Celebrating Tucson’s Culinary Heritage, is a food pilgrimage, where stories and recipes demonstrate why the desert city of Tucson became American’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.”

About the author:

Carolyn Niethammer learned to love and understand the West growing up in small-town northern Arizona. She has spent her life writing about the foods and people of the Southwest in award-winning ethnobotanies, cookbooks, and biographies. She leads Tucson gastronomy tours covering everything from edible wild plants to the latest farm-to-table restaurant offerings with heritage ingredients. The most recent of her five cookbooks is Cooking the Wild Southwest: Delicious Recipes for Desert Plants.




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