Thank you for stopping by my Web site. On the left of every page are links to my books where you can find a description, the Table of Contents and reviews of each of the books. Click on the title and you'll find the full description.
After writing about the food of the Southwest for more than four decades, I'm delighted to begin a new book that incorporates everything I've learned over the years and more. I have signed a contract with the University of Arizona Press to write a book Tucson: UNESCO City of Gastronomy, covering 4,000 years of food history in the Tucson valley. Although I know much of the material in a general way, I'm interviewing people and searching articles and academic papers to make sure I have all the details correct. This is exciting work and I've been meeting extraordinary people who love Tucson and are working to bring fresh wholesome food to all Tucsonans.
Savor the Southwest food blog
There's always something new to explore and to write about and it can't wait for a book. I share a blog with four other Southwestern food enthusiasts. We take turns writing through the month on edible wild plants and herbs, traditional agriculture crops, garden products, bees and chickens, and local spices. If you wish to learn more about the exciting world of Southwest cuisine, please join us each Friday. I've known most of my blogmates for years, but every week I learn something new from them.
Talks for Your Group
I am available to give talks and demonstrations related to my books.
West of Paradise: Exploring Southeastern Arizona is a great guide for anyone who loves the Southwest or is ready to begin exploring this exciting region. I am available to give a talk and slide show on the wonderful sites in Southeastern Arizona to groups of 50 or more.
The Prickly Pear Cookbook, The New Southwest Cookbook, and Cooking the Wild Southwest all feature delicious recipes from top resort and restaurant chefs for both wild foods and regional domestically grown foods. Great new ideas for the age-old questions of what to have for dinner tonight. Would your group like a cooking class?
I'll Go and Do More: Annie Dodge Wauneka, Navajo Leader and Activist, was a finalist for the Willa Award. Now Keeping the Rope Straight the middle reader's version, is available from Salina Bookshelf. I am available for a talk entitled "American's Native American Women: The Ordinary and The Extraordinary," which includes a discussion of Annie Wauneka's life.