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  • NRPR selling Canoa Ranch recipe books

    Jul 05, 2019 | Read More News
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    Canoa RanchPima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation is selling Canoa Ranch recipe books for $10 to help restoration efforts of the Tradesman House at Historic Hacienda del la Canoa at Raúl M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park. The book, “Recuerdos y Recetas: Memories and Recipes of the Mexicano Families of Rancho de la Canoa” includes authentic recipes and stories from the families who lived at Canoa Ranch between 1951 to 1964. 

    The book was a collaboration between Amanda Salcido Castillo, a child of Canoa, and Patricia Preciado Martin, a native Arizonan author known for documenting Arizona’s Mexican American history and culture in publications such as, “Songs my Mother Sang to Me” and “Beloved Land: An Oral History of Mexican Americans in the Southwest.” 

    The publication took nearly seven months to complete. More than a cookbook, this book features recipes using ingredients grown in the Canoa family gardens, family photos, drawings and stories, including some Mexican “dichos” or sayings. To purchase a copy, visit NRPR’s main office at 3500 W. River Road. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. 

    Book proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Tradesman House, which will become a new visitor orientation/story center and gift shop at Historic Canoa Ranch. The project is expected to begin this fiscal year. NRPR received a $100,000 grant from the Bert W. Martin Foundation to help fund restoration efforts.  

    For more information on Canoa Ranch, including upcoming events, tours, programs, exhibits and donations, please visit www.pima.gov/canoaranch/