Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes

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Courier Corporation, 2005 - Cooking - 238 pages
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This practical primer on natural foods not only provides recipes for a variety of dishes that are uniquely Native American but also identifies and describes the uses of specific ceremonial, medicinal, and sacred plants. From clambakes, corn chowders, and turkey with oyster cornbread stuffing, to flavored butters, sunflower seed cakes, and wild strawberry bread, the author offers a unique book that is simultaneously a field guide, cookbook, and useful manual on herbal medicines — all interwoven with Native American wisdom.

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Unlike many other Native American cookbooks, this one begins with an understanding of the plants and moves to recipes later. It includes many plants you probably won't find at any grocery stores ... Read full review

Native harvests: American Indian wild foods and recipes

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Dating back to 1979, Kavasch's collection assembles a plethora of Native American recipes as well as describes natural bounty used in medicines, cosmetics, poisons, and spirituality. The text is buttressed with numerous illustrations. Read full review

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A direct descendant of Pocahontas, E. Barrie Kavasch has studied with many acclaimed native healers and is a trustee of the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, Connecticut. She is the author of Native Harvests and Enduring Harvests; her work has been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and more. She has been a guest lecturer at the New York Botanical Garden, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Yale Peabody Museum.

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