Our Books


Carolyn Niethammer’s Cookbooks:

It is always best to patronize your local independent bookstore. They can order any of these books for you and have them in less than a week. However, if you prefer to order on-line, I have given you the links.

American Indian Cooking, Recipes from the Southwest (originally published as American Indian Food and Lore), University of Nebraska, 1999.    A look at the wild foods Native Americans gathered and how they prepared them as well as how they figured in rituals and other household uses.  Find it here. 

The Prickly Pear Cookbook, Rio Nuevo Press, 2004.   Dozens of uses for both the prickly pear fruit and the pads.  Complete directions for how to use this delicious and nutritious plant, from harvesting to setting a beautiful creation on the table. Find it here. 

The New Southwest Cookbook, Rio Nuevo Press, 2005.  Fabulous recipes devises by the Southwest’s top professional chefs using the iconic ingredients found in the Southwest. A must for any regional dinner  party.  Find it here. 

Cooking the Wild Southwest: Delicious Recipes for Desert Plants, University of Arizona, 2011.  This book describes 23 easily identified and gathered edible wild plants of the desert Southwest and adds tasty recipes to help you bring them to the table.  Watch a book trailer here  to give you an idea of what you might find.  Buy it here. 

Carolyn’s other books on Native American women can be found on her website.

Jacqueline Soule’s books:

I urge you to purchase these books from our local bookstores, or from a independent bookstore that you can find via the Independent Booksellers organization, IndieBound.  That said, I do have links to Amazon and by clicking on this link provided after each title I do get paid a small amount, while it adds nothing to the cost of the book for you.  Including this link is considered an advertisement and you have been duly informed.


Gardening Complete (2/2018, Cool Springs Press)

Month-by-Month Garden Guide for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico (12/2016, Cool Springs Press)

Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (2014, Cool Springs Press)

Father Kino’s Herbs: Growing & Using Them Today (2011, Tierra del Sol Press)

and the Gardening in Southern Arizona Series, including the latest

Success With Succulents (2013, Tierra del Sol Press)

Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert is available online from AMWUA

You can purchase these books locally in Tucson and Southern Arizona at:

Antigone Books
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Heard Museum
Native Seeds/SEARCH Store
Rillito Nursery
Singing Wind Bookstore
Tohono Chul Park
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tubac Presidio
Western National Parks Association stores:
Casa Grand National Park
WNPA store in Oro Valley
Tumacacori National Park
Organ Pipe National Monument

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