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In the Southwest, the chili pepper is practically a dietary staple. It gives salsa a spicy crunch, it brings depth to Mexican sauces, and provides an extra kick to Sonoran hot dogs
A new report detailing findings of a national survey of heritage food recovery has revealed that despite high numbers of endangered plants and animals, thousands of unique fruits, vegetables and other food items are returning to American markets and tables.
As if on cue, the ironwood trees are adorned in annual pink and lavender blossoms for the 10th anniversary of the Ironwood Forest National Monument, the preserve west of Marana that protects 129,000 acres encompassing multiple mountain ranges, nearly 700 plant and animal species, ancient human history and the Sonoran Desert's highest density of ironwood trees.
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Step onto the Desert View Trail at Tohono Chul Park, and you’ll probably see cars zipping by on Oracle Road.
Ten years ago, a University of Mississippi grad student decided to put together a symposium about Southern food.
Calling all locavores: It’s celebration time! Gary Nabhan has come home.
Laura Marble/The Explorer, Gary Nabhan has devoted his career to protecting America's food diversity by founding groups such as the national Renewing America's Food Traditions collaborative, doing field research and writing books.
Explorer file photo, Native SEEDS Search, a seed collection organization with a store on Fourth Avenue, was founded by Gary Nabhan.
The smoky smell of charred poblano flesh permeated the air Saturday at the Oro Valley Farmers Market. My nose led me to the source — a hand-cranked roaster obscured by a crowd of people waiting for bagsful.