Native American Cooking
Cooking the Native Way
Paperback ISBN: 1597144185
This cookbook invites you to experience the Native American cultures of Southern California through their foods. Full-color photos and detailed recipes showcase the diversity, health, and flavor of modern cuisine made from Southern California native plants in combination with other foods. The results are mouthwatering: dishes including mesquite-rubbed quail marinated in prickly pear juice, "superfood" cookies featuring chia and pine nuts, acorn dumplings, and tepary tart topped with an elderberry reduction. Accompanied by essays that bring to life the rich history and the hopeful future of the Native people of the area, Cooking the Native Way showcases the luscious scents and tastes of vibrant indigenous cultures and is for all who wish to reconnect with the land through gathering, cooking, and savoring.
Enough for All
Foods of My Dry Creek Pomo and Bodega Miwuk People
Paperback ISBN: 1597142425
Celebrating Native California food gathering and preparation across the seasons, Kathleen Rose Smith reveals the practices handed down through generations of her Bodega Miwuk and Pomo ancestors, and shares how these traditions have evolved into the contemporary ways her family still enjoys wild foods. Her knowledge and personal reflections are expressed through recipes, stories, and artwork, recording not only the technical aspects of food gathering, but also the social and spiritual--inextricable elements of traditional California Indian food preparation. She explores relationships between people and nature, and the deep cultural knowledge--respect, thankfulness, joy, and sacrifice-that gives meaning and grace to these most ordinary aspects of daily life.
Foods of the Americas
Native Recipes and Traditions
Paperback ISBN: 1580081193
The culinary traditions of the native peoples of the Americas are celebrated in this lavish book produced in association with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Written by chef Fernando Divina and Marlene Divina, who is of Chippewa heritage, FOODS OF THE AMERICAS presents 140 modern recipes that incorporate a wide array of foods cultivated by native people throughout North and South America. The book also includes nine illustrated short essays by native writers that provide an American Indian perspective on a variety of indigenous food traditions. Illustrated with food photographs as well as images from the museum's vast collections, the book is being published to coincide with the opening of the museum's flagship site on the National Mall on September 21, 2004.A comprehensive, illustrated cookbook with 140 recipes dedicated to the native ingredients and traditions of the Americas. Includes 24 full-color food photographs and 30 images from the Smithsonian collections. Awards 2005 James Beard Cookbook of the YearReviews“This very important book will open the reader's mind to the culinary wisdom and ingenuity of the Native peoples of the Americas. Then it will open the reader's mouth to an enticing world of new flavors, which are in fact ancient and indigenous.” —Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets From the Hardcover edition.
A Menominee Indian Food Memoir
Hardcover ISBN: 0870207717
In this food memoir, named for the manoomin or wild rice that also gives the Menominee tribe its name, tribal member Thomas Pecore Weso takes readers on a cook’s journey through Wisconsin’s northern woods. He connects each food—beaver, trout, blackberry, wild rice, maple sugar, partridge—with colorful individuals who taught him Indigenous values. Cooks will learn from his authentic recipes. Amateur and professional historians will appreciate firsthand stories about reservation life during the mid-twentieth century, when many elders, fluent in the Algonquian language, practiced the old ways. Weso’s grandfather Moon was considered a medicine man, and his morning prayers were the foundation for all the day’s meals. Weso’s grandmother Jennie "made fire" each morning in a wood-burning stove, and oversaw huge breakfasts of wild game, fish, and fruit pies. As Weso grew up, his uncles taught him to hunt bear, deer, squirrels, raccoons, and even skunks for the daily larder. He remembers foods served at the Menominee fair and the excitement of "sugar bush," maple sugar gatherings that included dances as well as hard work. Weso uses humor to tell his own story as a boy learning to thrive in a land of icy winters and summer swamps. With his rare perspective as a Native anthropologist and artist, he tells a poignant personal story in this unique book.
The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook
Recipes from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Hardcover ISBN: 155591747x
Since the 2004 opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, the museum's Mitsitam Cafe (mitsitam means "let's eat" in the Piscataway and Delaware languages) has become a destination in its own right. Featured on Rachael Ray's television show and praised by reviewers nationwide, the Mitsitam Cafecontinues to receive accolades from both critics and visitors. Drawing upon tribal culinary traditions from five regionsNorthern Woodlands, Great Plains, North Pacific Coast, Mesoamerica, and South Americathe cafe's offerings feature staples that were once unknown in the rest of the world in dishes such as: - Squash Blossom Soup - Cedar-Planked, Fire-Roasted Salmon - Pulled Buffalo Sandwich with Chayote Slaw - Corn and Tomato Stew - Cranberry Crumble Replete with beautiful photographs of the finished dishes as well as objects and archival photographs from the museum's vast collections, The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook showcases the Americas' truly indigenous foods in ninety easy-to-follow, home-tested recipes. A 1995 graduate of the Baltimore International Culinary College, author Richard Hetzler worked at several fine-dining restaurants in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore area before joining the food-service firm Restaurant Associates at the Smithsonian. Hetzler was on the team that researched and developed the groundbreaking concept for the Mitsitam Cafe: serving indigenous foods that are the staples of five Native culture areas in North and South America. As the executive chef of the cafe, he continues to create and refine seasonal menus that showcase the Americas' native bounty.
Native Indian Cookbook
Paperback ISBN: 0811734323
- 300-plus delicious recipes from the Lovesick Lake Native Women's Association - Complete entrees as well as sauces, marinades, stuffing, batters, and breads Feast on dishes that are simple to prepare, elegant to serve, and feature all types of wild game, fish, wild plants, berries, and nuts. This is the only book of its kind--presenting the culinary heritage of the North American Native Peoples in a practical way for the modern cook. Recipes include Wild Goose with Apple Raisin Stuffing, Wild Turkey with Oyster Stuffing, Salmon Rice Salad, Mad Bear's Elk Stew, Black Walnut Soufflé, Braised Venison and Vegetables, and dozens of others. Much of the material for the book was provided by the Lovesick Lake Native Women's Association. The research and information gathered from an extensive 2-year oral history project formed the backbone for this book. Also includes the collections received from the Cherokee in North Carolina and groups in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest.