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:
Month-by-Month Garden Guide for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico (12/2016, Cool Springs Press)
Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (2014, Cool Springs Press) here,
Father Kino’s Herbs: Growing & Using Them Today (2011, Tierra del Sol Press) here,
and the Gardening in Southern Arizona Series, including the latest
Success With Succulents (2013, Tierra del Sol Press) here,
Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert is available online from AMWUA
You can also purchase these books locally in Tucson and Southern Arizona at:
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Native Seeds/SEARCH Store
Tohono Chul Park
Tucson Botanical Gardens
and at the Western National Parks Association Bookstores:
Casa Grand National Park
Main Bookstore in Oro Valley
Tumacacori National Park
Organ Pipe National Monument