Jackie Alpers is the author of; Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona; The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook; and Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicous Desserts.
Taste of Tucson, is an official selection of UNESCO's Tucson City of Gastronomy, and a RUSA and Eating the West Award winner. The book was inspired by her popular food photography and recipe blog, Jackie’s Happy Plate, which showcases her culinary adventures as a midwesterner transplanted to the Sonoran Desert.
She is especially interested in experimenting with regional culinary influences while exploring food history and culture, and 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.
Alpers writes and photographs articles for the FoodNetwork.com and also contributes recipes and photography to Refinery29, Random House’s Tastebook, TheKitchn, TodayFood, Real Simple, National Geographic and Edible Baja Arizona Magazine among others. She has been featured in articles for Reader’s Digest, CNN, Good Morning America, The New York Times & NPR. Her food blog, Jackie’s Happy Plate has been featured in numerous online publications including Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Glamour, Better Homes and Gardens, MSN, Brit + Co. and Buzzfeed Food.
The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook
In The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook, all of the fire, flavor and spirit of the series are captured in more than 85 mouthwatering recipes inspired by the people and places in the show, from the Dutton family home and the bunkhouse to the great open range of Montana and the Texas ranch lands. Recreate recipes from the hit series and both prequels 1883 and 1923 (the latter premiering in December 2022 and starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren).
Covering a range of meals, and cocktails - from hearty breakfasts to fire-grilled dinners and everything in between, this book is sure to be a fan of every red-blooded aspiring cowboy and cowgirl. Inside readers will find some of the finest down-home American cooking you’ve ever had. From the perfect cowboy-style coffee to Cake with Steak this celebration of Western values and cuisine includes: bunkhouse favorites, big house classics and heirloom-inspired goodness. Dine like a Dutton - order now!
Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona2020
Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts2013
The World's A Mom2008
Awards and Recognition
- RUSA Eating the West Award
- Taste Award Winner: Gold Medal
- American Photography 37, 38, 39
- Muse Photography Award: Gold 2022