The Mitsitam Café Cookbook

$23.00 each

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Since the 2004 opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, the museum’s Mitsitam Café has become a destination in its own right. This books offers ninety of those recipes, adapted for home cooks.

Available in hardcover only.  Mitsitam Café Cookbook, by Richard Hetzler. 2010, 186 pages.

Since the 2004 opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, the museum’s Mitsitam Café 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 the Great Plains—the café’s recipes feature staples that were once unknown to the rest of the world.

Presented here are ninety of those recipes, adapted for home cooks and shows-casing 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 Café Cookbook provides a wealth of fresh, easy-to-prepare recipes that reflect the diversity of the hemisphere’s Native cultures.