DESERT HARVESTERS Direct Sales of “Eat Mesquite and More” Cookbook at La Cocina

Desert Harvesters will be selling newly released copies of our latest book:

Tuesdays for Tucson

Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living

 which has just been selected as one of the 2017 Southwest Books of the Year – making this book the ideal holiday gift helping you celebrate and enhance what is truly unique to this place!

 Date:   Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time:   12pm-2pm, 4pm to 8pm

Hosted at: La Cocina

201 N. Court Ave, Tucson, AZ – Old Town Artisans Courtyard

100% of these direct sales (no middle person) of the book go to continuing the good work of Desert Harvesters.

 Those who pre-ordered the book can also pick up their copy in person to avoid shipping costs. Please bring your ID to show when picking up your pre-ordered copy of the book

In addition, as this is part of La Cocina’s Tuesdays for Tucson program, proceeds from this day’s food and drink sales will go to Desert Harvesters. And a special mesquite dessert will be on the menu!

The book…


While rooted in the Sonoran Desert, this book also offers a template for harvesting and cooking throughout the Americas. Many of the food plants included in this cookbook—or close relatives of them—can be found or grown in the other deserts and drylands of North America and South America. Universally, the book’s concepts concepts and approach can help communities everywhere to collaborate with their ecosystems, enhancing the health of all.

Over 100 images, index, harvest calendar, and additional resources included.

More info on the cookbook including author bios, testimonials, reviews, selected content can be found at