Tucson's designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy is based not only on our 4,000 years of agriculture, or on our great restaurant food, but also on our community cooperation to support local farmers and teach kids and adults to grow some of their own food.
Carolyn Niethammer ~ Biography
Carolyn Niethammer learned to love and understand the West growing up in a 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. Her latest book, "A Desert Feast, Celebrating Tucson's Culinary Heritage" is an answer to why Tucson was named A UNESCO City of Gastronomy.