Cookbook Author Carolyn Niethammer

Carolyn Niethammer – Cookbook Author/Writer

Carolyn Niethammer writes about Southwest cuisine and edible wild plants of the Southwest. Her latest book, A Desert Feast: Celebrating Tucson’s Culinary Heritage, was released in September.

She is happiest when working in her flower or vegetables gardens, out in the desert gathering wild foods or devising new recipes for the plants she has gathered.

Her cookbooks – American Indian Cooking: Recipes from the Southwest, Cooking the Wild Southwest: Delicious Recipes for Desert Plants, The New Southwest Cookbook, The Prickly Pear Cookbook – range from a look at the way Native Americans cooked wild plants to a collection of recipes devised by the Southwest’s top restaurant and resort chefs for incorporating the area’s iconic ingredients in delicious dishes.