As the Atlantic points out: “Pasta, sushi, tacos, samosas, and pad thai: In the U.S., enthusiastic eaters will likely be able to name traditional dishes from a wide variety of cuisines around the world. But most of us couldn’t name a single Native American dish from any one the vast network of tribes, cultures, and cuisines that spread across the U.S. before Europeans arrived. Today, farmers, activists, and chefs are trying to change that.”
This dish, Roasted Turnips and Winter Squash With Agave Glaze, is one entree into Native American cooking. As the recipe notes, this is a side dish that would go great with a slow cooked meat dish, or a wild rice main dish for a delicious fall vegetarian meal.