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Take a journey through ancient gastronomy to contemporary Sonoran haute cuisine in beautiful Marana, AZ. Visit ancient archaeological food production sites and taste foods and libations made with wild Sonora Desert ingredients. Discover why these ancient flavors still inspire chefs, brewmasters, artisanal creameries, artisanal bakers, and distillers. Learn about the culture that produced the oldest agricultural irrigation canal system found in North America, located in Marana.
The Town of Gastronomy logo image is inspired by the Hohokam stirrup vessel (ca. A.D. 1025-1080) in the collection of the Arizona State Museum in Tucson. The vessel was found at an archaeological site in Marana. It represents one of many sophisticated cultures that occupied the area. Special thanks to Darlene Lizarraga, Marketing Director, and Arthur Vokes, Senior Curatorial Museum Specialist at the Arizona State Museum, and all of the curators who made it possible to photograph the vessel for this project.
The Marana Gastronomy Tours are the first tours approved by UNESCO's Creative Cities Network member, Tucson City of Gastronomy, the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S.