Matilde Vargas Santa Cruz. Sonoran Cook/Foodways

Matilde Vargas Santa Cruz. Sonoran Cook/Foodways. Tucson, AZ  |  2021

Matilde Vargas Santa Cruz began cooking with her mother in their outdoor kitchen in Imuris, Sonora. Her recipes are specific to the region of Sonora and carry the traditions of generations of families with a relationship with the land. She is now known in Tucson for her large flour tortillas known as sobaqueras, which she has showcased as food heritage at the annual Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival for decades. Matilde worked with her daughter Matilde Laura Santa Cruz to pass on Sonoran cuisine.

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