Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook brings you recipes from Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, a restaurant that opened in 2004 in the acclaimed Washington D.C, museum. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 186 pages. 

Copyright: 2010 

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing 

Author: Richard Hetzler 

ISBN: 9781555917470

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Description: Since the 2004 opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., the museum's Mitsitam Cafe has become a destination in its own right. Drawing upon tribal culinary traditions from five Native culture areas in the Americas -- Northeast Woodlands and Great Lakes, South America, North Pacific Coast and Columbia Plateau, Mesoamerica, and Great Plains -- the cafe's recipes feature staples that were once unknown in the rest of the world. 

Presented here are ninety of those recipes, adapted for home cooks and showcasing indigenous American foods such as chocolate, chiles, tomatoes, potatoes, wild rice, salmon, buffalo, blueberries, and corn. Featured dishes include: 

  • Fiddlehead Fern Salad 
  • Roasted Venison 
  • Hibiscus Agua Fresca 
  • Cranberry Crumble 
  • Cedar-Planked Fire-Roasted Salmon 
  • Fry Bread 

Offering a new perspective on foods that are not only local but also have been grown and harvested in the Americas for thousands of years, The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook provides a wealth of fresh, easy-to-prepare recipes that reflect the diversity of the hemisphere's Native cultures. 

As expressed in the Piscataway and Delaware languages, Mitsitam! (Let's eat!). 


Condition: Good condition. 

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