Foods of the Americas Cookbook - Native American Indian Recipes

Foods of the Americas Cookbook contains Native American Indian recipes, 140 in all. Each is a modern dish and represents tribes from a variety of regions across the Americas. Good cookbooks for this type of cuisine are hard to come by ... and this one is a beauty and highly recommended. 

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Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 224 pages 

Copyright: 2004. First printing 

Publisher: Ten Speed Press 

Author: Fernando and Marlene Divina 

ISBN: 9781580082594

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Description: For many American Indians, food is more than sustenance -- it is also of vital cultural significance. 

Salmon, buffalo, berries, acorns, quinoa, wild rice, tomatoes, chocolate, and especially corn -- where these indigenous staples flourish, they have become a central part of Native American ceremonies and creation stories. 

This illuminating book, produced in association with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, celebrates the amazing diversity of the original foods of North, Central, and South America. Foods of the Americas highlights indigenous ingredients, traditional recipes, and contemporary recipes with ancient roots. Written by chef Fernando Divina and his wife Marlene Divina (who is of Chippewa, Cree, and Assiniboine heritage), Foods of the Americas includes 140 modern recipes representing tribes and communities from all regions of the Americas. Some of the specialties are: 

  • Fry Bread
  • Turkey with Oaxacan Black Mole
  • Wild Rice and Corn Fritters
  • Venison with Juniper and Wild Huckleberry Sauce
  • Chilean-Style Avocado and Shrimp Salad

To complement the recipes, Foods of the Americas also features nine illustrated short essays by American Indian writers who offer personal insights into a variety of indigenous food traditions. With enticing food photography and images from the museum's collection, Foods of the Americas is not only an innovative tribute to the foods of the Western Hemisphere but also a gorgeous testament to the Native contribution to American cuisine. 

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Condition: Good condition. Slightly frayed top corner of dust jacket. 

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