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November 21, 2013

Original Local by Heid E. Erdrich

Filed under: Authors, Cooking, Event, Native American — Alison Aten @ 11:54 am

Original LocalHeid E. Erdrich, photo by FRESH Photography & Media Spirit Plate by Aza Erdrich

Local foods have garnered much attention in recent years, but the concept is hardly new: indigenous peoples have always made the most of nature’s gifts. Their menus were truly the “original local,” celebrated here in 135 home-tested recipes paired with stories from tribal activists, food researchers, families, and chefs.

Heid E. Erdrich shares family and community recipes in her new cookbook, Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest.

Join us tomorrow, Friday, November 22, at 7 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1917 Logan Avenue South) in Minneapolis at the book launch hosted by Birchbark Books to sample recipes from the book prepared by Chef Jason Champagne.

Click here for more info, recipes, and interviews with Heid!

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  1. The bison stew sounded interesting. I’m curious what all is included with the wild rice recipes. Little late to the post here but hope the event went well.


    Alison Aten Reply:

    Hi Pat,

    Recipe for Black and Blue Bison Stew is here and recipe for Manoomin (Wild Rice) Manicotti might be of interest too!


    Comment by Pat Micko — November 27, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

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