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    Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm

    3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    612-822-4611

Open Daily: 10am - 10pm | Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm
3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
612-822-4611
Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest

Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest

Erdrich, Heid E.

Paperback

Native American HistoryIndigenous Food of the AmericasMidwest Cooking

Publisher Price: $24.95

ISBN10: 0873518942
ISBN13: 9780873518949
Published: Nov 1 2013
Pages: 272
Weight: 1.15
Height: 0.80 Width: 7.54 Depth: 8.97
Language: English
Awards: Northeastern Minnesota Book Award
Local foods have garnered much attention in recent years, but the concept is hardly new: indigenous peoples have always made the most of nature's gifts. Their menus were truly the original local, celebrated here in 135 home-tested recipes paired with stories from tribal activists, food researchers, families, and chefs.

A chapter devoted to wild rice makes clear the crucial role manoomin plays in Native cultures. Similar attention is lavished on the tallest of the Three Sisters: mandamin, or corn. The bounty of the region's lakes and streams--walleye, whitefish, and more--inspire flavorful combinations and fierce protection of resources. Health concerns have encouraged Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota cooks to return to, and revise, recipes for bison, venison, and wild game. Sections on vegetables and beans, herbs and tea, and maple and berries offer insight from a broad representation of regional tribes, including Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Potawatomi, and Mandan gardeners and harvesters.

The innovative recipes collected here--from Maple Baked Cranberry Beans to Three Sisters Salsa, from Manoomin Lasagna to Black and Blue Bison Stew--will inspire home cooks not only to make better use of the foods all around them but also to honor the storied heritage they represent.

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