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Spirit of the Harvest: North American Indian Cooking by Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

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    • Categories: Soups; Native American
    • Ingredients: pecans; dill; stewing chicken; onions
    • Categories: Soups; Native American
    • Ingredients: chicken broth; chives; dry-roasted peanuts; milk
    • Categories: Soups; Native American
    • Ingredients: bacon; canned white hominy; buttermilk
    • Categories: Soups; Native American
    • Ingredients: venison; tomatoes; peppers; okra; potatoes; carrots; celery; onions; corn; tomato ketchup
    • Categories: Native American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: artichokes; cider vinegar; honey; mustard seeds; dill seeds; salad greens
    • Categories: Side dish; Native American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: corn; allspice berries; milk
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Native American
    • Ingredients: cornmeal; bacon fat
    • Categories: Side dish; Native American
    • Ingredients: bacon fat; canned white hominy; eggs
    • Categories: Main course; Winter; Native American
    • Ingredients: green beans; salt pork
    • Categories: Side dish; Main course; Summer; Native American; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggplants; zucchini; tomatoes; peppers; sunflower oil; dill; onions; hot pepper sauce
    • Categories: Fried doughs; Main course; Native American
    • Ingredients: corn; chives; cream; bacon drippings
    • Categories: Main course; Native American
    • Ingredients: black beans; cornmeal; bacon
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Native American
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; cornmeal; bacon drippings
    • Categories: Main course; Native American
    • Ingredients: sweet potatoes; ground allspice; bacon drippings
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Native American
    • Ingredients: carrots; honey; blueberries; raisins; milk; all-purpose flour; cornmeal
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Native American
    • Ingredients: cornmeal; black-eyed peas; corn husks
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Native American
    • Ingredients: whole wheat flour; lard; acorn meal
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Native American
    • Ingredients: sunflower oil; peppers; celery; dill seeds; Jerusalem artichokes; corn; red pepper hot sauce; crawfish; filé powder ; parsley; green onions
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Native American
    • Ingredients: chicken pieces; onions; green peppers; filé powder ; hot pepper sauce
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Native American
    • Ingredients: rabbit; bacon; chicken broth; bay leaves; oregano; thyme; lima beans; tomatoes; parsley; onions; red potatoes
    • Categories: Main course; Native American
    • Ingredients: pompano; ground allspice; oranges; black grapes; grape leaves; lemons; onions
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Dessert; Native American
    • Ingredients: grapes; raisins; ground allspice; nutmeg; pecans; milk; ground cloves; all-purpose flour
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; Native American
    • Ingredients: bread; dried currants; sorghum molasses; milk
    • Categories: Cakes, small; Dessert; Native American
    • Ingredients: honey; huckleberries; blueberries; butter; all-purpose flour
    • Categories: Crumbles, cobblers, crisps & bettys; Dessert; Native American
    • Ingredients: blueberries; honey; cornmeal

Notes about this book

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    1992 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Winner

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Reviews about this book

  • Lisa Is Cooking

    ...by region with recipes and information from the tribes that lived in each area. Traditional approaches to the dishes...but the recipes themselves have been adapted to more contemporary practices.

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Navajo fry bread

    • Lisa Is Cooking

      ...tasting this fry bread inspired one of those little dances I do around the kitchen when I get really excited about food. Puffy, crispy, chewy, and delicious is what it was.

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  • Pima-papago cactus and eggs

    • Lisa Is Cooking

      ...a dish of prickly pear cactus and eggs which is to be served with tortillas/bread and relish/salsa. I made a vegetarian version of it and served it on top of fry bread with the Sacaton relish.

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  • ISBN 10 1556701861
  • ISBN 13 9781556701863
  • Published Oct 24 1991
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
  • Imprint Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc

Publishers Text

This classic text on Native American cooking is available once again. Here, authentic recipes, glorious photographs, and an informative text present the distinctive cooking of North American Indians from coast to coast. Fifty full-color photographs featuring an array of historic Indian artifacts illustrate 150 native recipes that originated in points across the United States. From Smoked Salmon Soup to Navajo Peach Crisp and Wild Rice and Venison Stuffed Pumpkin (featured on the book's cover), these traditional dishes incorporate many ingredients hailed today for their healthfulness and flavor. The reissued James Beard and IACP award winner Spirit of the Harvest brings authentic Native American recipes into the modern home kitchen. This carefully researched cookbook incorporates many indigenous ingredients and traditional dishes from the Cherokee, Chippewa, Navajo, Sioux, Mohegan, Iroquois, Comanche, Hopi, and many other North American tribes. Each chapter is introduced by an expert on the region and discusses the cultures of major tribal groups, their diets, their ceremonial use of food, and the historic dishes they developed. Spirit of the Harvest celebrates the many cooking traditions that have stood the test of time and are still very much alive today.

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