America's top tourist destinations, Tucson also boasts an amazing array
of restaurants. Tucson
Cooks! highlights the city's gourmet excellence with
detailed descriptions, tantalizing menus, and mouth-watering recipes
from some of the city's finest eateries.
For four years, Tucson has hosted a series of summer dining events
known as Primavera Cooks!, a partnership between two local non-profit
organizations, the Primavera Foundation and the Tucson Originals. For
these gourmet events some of Tucson's finest restaurants opened their
kitchens and their wine cellars to host apprentice chefs. These
apprentices paid for the opportunity to work in gourmet restaurant
kitchens with well-known chefs responsible for some of the finest local
cuisine. The chefs and apprentices planned, prepared and served a
multi-course wine-paired dinner for approximately 50 friends and
supporters of these two well-respected, local, non-profit
Cooks! features the delicious results of those evenings.
Food-lovers everywhere will welcome the chance to visit the kitchens of
such nationally-recognized venues as Janos, Terra Cotta, and The Grill
at Hacienda del Sol as well as local favorites including Pastiche,
Feast, and Elle. In Tucson Cooks! you will find stories, recipes and
photographs about the dozen restaurants that collaborated on Primavera
Cooks! With nearly 100 delectable recipes, from Roasted Duck with Fresh
Blackberries to Macaroni and Cheese, the book has something for
everyone. The book also includes recipes from many other Tucson
Originals, including El Charro, Miguel's, and Wildflower. Try a
Chipotle Molasses Glazed Chicken from Acacia or Charred Ahi Tuna with
Asian Slaw from The Gold Room at Westward Look.
offers a guided culinary expedition through hot stoves, sharp knives,
and gourmet recipes for hobby chefs and discerning diners everywhere.
The Primavera Foundation
of Arizona Press,