Sunday, December 6, 2020

Arizona Daily Star writes about Tastes & Treasures II

More publicity for Tastes & Treasures II, thanks to PR chair Carolyn Hartman. This time in Arizona Daily Star featuring stories, history and recipes from southern Arizona.

 Cookbook takes readers on historical, culinary tour of Arizona


“Tastes & Treasures II” features recipes for the Arizona Inn’s tiny BLTs and oven-roasted Brussels sprouts. The inn, at 2200 E. Elm St., was built in 1930.

Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star

If you’ve exhausted your rotation of go-to meals, you can try your hand at a recipe from one of two dozen historic Arizona restaurants and buildings that have withstood the test of time.

Chefs from across the state have shared recipes for the Historical League’s “Tastes & Treasures II,” a storytelling cookbook that highlights enterprises and buildings that are at least 50 years old.

The book, published in 2018, has been written for novice cooks and accomplished gourmets. Many of the ingredients are native to the Southwest, Mexico and South America.

Beyond learning how to whip up tiny BLTs or oven-roasted Brussels sprouts from Tucson’s Arizona Inn, “Tastes & Treasures II” also offers insights into the origins of the historic hotel, built by Arizona’s first congresswoman, Isabella Greenway.

According to the book, Greenway built the resort in 1930 to be a customer for the furniture factory she created to give World War I veterans a place to work. It was said that she carried a set of sawhorses around the property, at 2200 E. Elm St., while bedrooms were being built so she could lie on plywood to see the view through the windows.

“Tastes & Treasures II” also takes readers farther south to Tumacacori for a stop at Wisdom’s Cafe, known for its homestyle Mexican food since 1944.