City of Gastronomy

In 2015, Tucson was the first city in the United States designated as a City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Native Seeds/SEARCH celebrates this important honor and the local ingredients, cuisine, farmers, and chefs that contribute to this designation.

Highlighted here is a list of arid-adapted agricultural seeds that have contributed to the gastronomic culture and history of the Tucson area.