TUCSON METRO CHAMBER: Tucson Botanical Gardens to Present Events Highlighting Mexican American Food Traditions and Family Recipes


Tucson Metro Chamber issued the following announcement on Aug. 28.

The Tucson Botanical Gardens was awarded a $5,000 grant from Arizona Humanities to create a bilingual booklet of Mexican recipes and associated stories in partnership with Catholic Community Services’ El Pueblo Senior Nutrition Program. The completion of the book, Nuestras Recetas (Our Recipes) will be celebrated with two bilingual workshops featuring cooking demonstrations and discussions by local cooks:

-Flour Tortillas by Stella Lopez, Cook & Nuestras Recetas artist

-Gorditas by Aida Robles Mertz, Cook and CCS Senior Nutrition Program staff

-Salsas by Cass Prince, Cook & Nuestras Recetas contributor

Thursday, September 6, 10am

El Pueblo Neighborhood Center

101 W. Irvington, Bldg. 6

Tucson, Arizona 85706

Tuesday, September 11, 10am

Tucson Botanical Gardens

2150 N. Alvernon Way, Education Building

Tucson, Arizona 85712

Admission is free, however space is limited so reserving seats is recommended. For more information, to reserve a seat, or to request accommodation for disability, contact Juliet Niehaus, Ph.D., Director of Horticultural Therapy, Tucson Botanical Gardens.

About the Gardens

The mission of the Tucson Botanical Gardens is to connect people with plants and nature through art, science, history and culture. Named a top ten garden worth traveling for by the Canadian Garden Council and a top attraction in Southern Arizona by trip advisor, our historical Gardens have been a Tucson landmark since 1929.Learn more at www.tucsonbotanical.org.

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