Arizona history and favorite recipes come together in a new 216-page, hard-cover book, “Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.”

Written by volunteers of the Historical League, it is filled with colorful photographs, unique histories and special recipes from 24 historic Arizona venues. Included are El Chorro, Stockyards, Grand Canyon’s Harvey House Café at Bright Angel Lodge, Bisbee’s Café Roka, Kai at Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass, and Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden.

Historymaker’s biographies, photos, recipes, and food memories are also are featured. Read about the Lazy B Ranch and how to make beef jerky from Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Lattie Coor, Arizona State University’s 15th president, shares his recipe for tamale pie. Arizona’s official historian, Marshall Trimble, has contributed the family recipe for Trimble’s Tasty Cowboy Beans.

The book retails for $30 and is available at: For more information, call 602-505-1462.


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