Eating your Heritage: Ancestral Native Foods and Contemporary Health and Wellness
June 11, 2015 7:00 pm-June 11, 2015 8:00 pm
Drinks Reception 6.30pm
Santa Fe-based chef, author, Native foods historian, and photographer, Lois Ellen Frank was born in New York City and raised on Long Island, New York. She is from the Kiowa Nation on her mother’s side and Sephardic on her father’s side. Her first career experiences were as a professional cook and organic gardener. Lois has spent over 20 years documenting foods and lifeways of Native American tribes from the Southwest. This lengthy immersion in Native American communities culminated in her book, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, featuring traditional and contemporary recipes, published by Ten Speed Press. It won the James Beard Award in the Americana category and was the first Native American book to win the award.
In her talk, Lois Ellen will discuss the four categories of Native American cuisine and the evolution of these foods, followed by examples of how Native Americans today use traditional foods to ensure health and wellness for future generations. Lois will be joined by her Sous Chef, Walter Whitewater.
Read more about Lois Ellen Frank here
This event is supported by the Embassy of the United States.
There is no charge for this event, but please register to secure a place. To register, phone 01225 820866 or use our contact form.