Native American peoples have made major contributions to the foods we eat, and tribal nations have created numerous unique recipes. There is so much more to the cuisines than fry bread, and there is more than one recipe for it. These books on food are a small sampling.
Corn, potatoes, beans, peanuts, squash, avocados, tomatoes, chocolate and chiles were indigenous to the cultures and cuisines of the Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas. For many millennia, long before the Spanish invasion, these foods were cultivated for use in cooking. The individual foods, which have become ubiquitous, and their preparation are examined by Coe in a thorough and interesting style.
Gourmet chef Chief Flying Eagle of the Cape Cod Mashpee Wampanoags, aka Earl Mills Sr., shares traditional recipes, and stories.
The Chia Café Collective introduces the Native American cultures of Southern California by way of recipes using indigenous plants and combining ancient and modern techniques. The book includes full-page color photographs and a resource guide for ingredients.
There are recipes for the best of Native American dishes that are part of traditions and festivals to honor the changing seasons. In addition, there is information about Native American cultures and folklore.
A skillful blending of personal memoir and facts about the foods of the Dry Creek Pomo and Bodega Miwuk People. Born in California, a child of the 1930s Depression, Kathleen Rose Smith was reminded by her mother, "We will never go hungry. Food is all around us. All you need to know is when to gather it and how to prepare it." This was during a time when people from the Dust Bowl were migrating west, looking for food and work. Smith honors her Native American heritage in this informative memoir.
A beautfiul and illuminating book published in association with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Included are modern and traditional recipes, and the importance of food culture to the indigenous peoples of North, Central and South America, and historical photographs.
Over 80 recipes demonstrate a modern take on traditional techniques and recipes for Native American foods of the Southwest. Chapters are organized by food sources and accompanied by beautiful color photographs.
A concise introduction counters preconceived ideas about Native Americans and their cultures. The recipes " . . . represent a cross-section of dozens of tribes from all across North America." The relationship with the natural elements is emphasized because of its major importance to Native Americans. There are eight suggested menus with multiple courses in each.
100 recipes from Freddie Bitsoie, former executive chef at Mitsitam Native Foods Café at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents. Original artwork by Gabriella Trujillo enliven recipes that pay tribute to the richness of Indigenous foods and cooking.
This is a revised and updated version of the 2005 edition. However, both books offer invaluable information about Native American traditions that lead to a healthier way of life, as well as preserving and enriching the environment.
Choctaw author and scholar Devon Abbott Mihesuah analyzes the health problems of Native Americans, concluding that a return to traditional indigenous foods and health practices will remedy many problems. She includes tips for better gardening practices, exercise, and healthy recipes.
Combining historical and current photographs, with recipes gathered from individuals, whose " . . . tribal and personal memory . . " of recipes comprise this cookbook/memoir. It is a tribute to the natural richness to be derived from California's sea and land assets.
The foundational ingredients (corn, beans, squash, chiles, tomatoes, potatoes, vanilla and cacao) of Native American cooking were unknown in other parts of the world until around 1491 to 1493. Using those ingredients, the authors present modern, luscious plant-based recipes along with "a necessary discussion of food sovereignty and sustainability."
There is an inherent richness to Native American cuisine presented in this James Beard 2018 Best American Cookbook. Chef Sherman introduces us to indigenous ingredients cooked up in flavorful and interesting ways, and pays tribute to the cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories. A beautiful and informational book with clearly printed directions, color photographs, and an index.
This book covers the specific cuisines of Native Americans of North America. Native American foods are divided into geographic regions: southeastern coast and woodlands; northeastern coast and woodlands; Great Plains; the southwest; and the west. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs and black and white drawings of symbolic designs.
A special cookbook from a mother and daughter team, Dolly Watts (Gitk'san First Nation in British Columbia), and Annie (Gitk'san and Nuu-chah-nulth) respectively. They ran Liliget Feast House in Vancouver, British Columbia which received a four-star rating from the New York Times. They focus on food and traditions from Native cuisines of the Pacific Northwest.