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Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes

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Publisher Comments:

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 and#8212; all interwoven with Native American wisdom.

Book News Annotation:

Along with a wealth of recipes, this augmented reprint of the 1998 edition by the Institute for American Indian Studies includes wisdom on herbal medicines, ceremonial and sacred natural materials, and even warnings on poisonous plants. Expert and teacher Kavasch also illustrates her text, which includes information on natural food preparation, soups, vegetables (including a botanical chart), native ferns, lichens and mosses, wild mushrooms and meats, saltwater and freshwater fish, breads, beverages, smoking mixtures and even chewing gum. She provides the spiritual contexts of the ways the foods are gathered, prepared, and served, and also provides a botanical as well as a general index. She also includes a very helpful set of menus for special occasions and everyday feasting.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Practical primer on natural foods not only provides recipes for varied Native American dishes but also describes uses of ceremonial, medicinal, and sacred plants. From clambakes to wild strawberry bread, the volume is simultaneously a field guide, cookbook, and useful manual on herbal remedies. 139 black-and-white illustrations; 8 in color.

Table of Contents

Personal Acknowledgements

Preface to the Dover Edition

Preface

Introduction

I Nature's Seasonings

II Native Soups

III Native Vegetables

and#160; Botanical Charts

IV Native Ferns, Lichens, and Mosses

V Wild Mushrooms

VI Wild Meats

VII Saltwater and Freshwater Harvests

VIII Natural Breads

IX Wilderness Beverages

and#160; Native Seasonal Menus and Complements

X Native Ceremonial and Sacred Plants

and#160; Smudging

XI Herbal Traditions: Medicinal Plants and Natural Healthcare

XII Wild Medicines and Cosmetics

XIII Wild Smoking Mixtures

XIV Natural Chewing Gums

XV Poisonous Wild Plants

XVI Native Healing Pathways and Spirituality

Glossary

Reference Guide

Botanical Index/Mycological Index

General Index

Author/Illustrator's Profile

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486440637
Author:
Kavasch, E. Barrie
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
E. Barrie
Author:
Kavasch
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Food.
Subject:
Indian cookery
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Native American
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
147 b+w, 5 color on sides 2, 3, 4
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 0.8 lb

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Practical primer on natural foods not only provides recipes for varied Native American dishes but also describes uses of ceremonial, medicinal, and sacred plants. From clambakes to wild strawberry bread, the volume is simultaneously a field guide, cookbook, and useful manual on herbal remedies. 139 black-and-white illustrations; 8 in color.

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