Native Americans

A picture of Roasted Turnips and Winter Squash With Agave Glaze from directly above. The orange and pale root vegetables sit on a slate grey plate with a brown bowl full of a darker brown grain sit in the upper right hand corner of the image.

Roasted Turnips and Winter Squash With Agave Glaze

Flavors informed by thousands of years of combining flavors and working with the land

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…

I am asked to consider what this place will be like in 2040?

“Water as pure and soft as the dews of heaven, gushing from hill and valley." Minnesota Pioneer, 1849

  I am a person of mostly European descent. In 1962 my mother and father built a house in what is now the suburbs. I grew up on a gravel road amidst prairie, forests, wetlands and oak savannah. I watched and mourned as the land around us was sold, surveyors staked out the land and…