Writer and Editor
Jackie Alpers is a professional food photographer and cookbook author. She is a noted expert on Tucson's Sonoran style regional cuisine, and she was named the #1 Famous Food Photographer to follow in 2023 by Shotkit. She he has been awarded the Taste Awards medallion, a gold Muse Photography Award in the food photography category, and multiple awards from American Photography, The Lucie Foundation's International Photography Awards, The London Photography Awards, The Color Awards and The American Advertising Federation. She is the author of Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona which is an official selection of UNESCO's Tucson City of Gastronomy, and a RUSA and Eating the West Award winner, The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook to be released Oct. 2023, and Sprinkles!:Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicous Desserts.She is especially interested in experimenting with regional culinary influences while exploring food history and culture, and the relationship that people have with food and drink. She teaches creativity in the kitchen from her home in Tucson, Arizona.Alpers started contributing a monthly column, food photography and additional illustrated articles to the Food Network and Refinery29 in 2013. She also contributes to Random House’s Tastebook, TheKitchn, Today.com, Real Simple, National Geographic and Edible Baja Arizona Magazine. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Reader’s Digest, CNN, Good Morning America, The New York Times, NPR. Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Glamour, Better Homes and Gardens, MSN, Brit + Co. and Buzzfeed Food. Other corporate and editorial clients include, P.F. Chang's China Bistro/Pei Wei, Newman's Own, Penguin Random House, Cherry Bombe Magazine, Visit Arizona, Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, Loews Hotels, NBC/Universal, Rovio Entertainment/Angry Birds, Cuisinart, Mattress Firm, George Foreman Grills, Epicurious.com, AARP and The U.S. White House.She is an experienced educator who speaks on industry related topics at workshops and universities. She has been a professional photo editor for over 25 years, starting her career as the managing photo editor at Swanstock, the premier fine art photography division of Getty Images.