Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions (Paperback)
Native Recipes and Traditions
Ten Speed Press, 9781580081191, 224pp.
Publication Date: June 8, 2010
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. Winner of a 2005 James Beard Award, "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:
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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Praise For Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions…
“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
“The best reflection of original American food and recipes to date.”
--The New York Times