Indigenous Cuisine

March 20, 2016

Native American chefs and food producers are taking the U.S. dining scene back to its true roots.

To find the real origin of the words local and sustainable, we should dig deeper into the native culture of the Americas—an ancestral heritage that includes the foods that are truly indigenous to our country. Native American cuisine focuses on the “pre-contact” or “pre-colonization” foods that naturally existed in this country before Spanish and other immigrants introduced new crops and other goods, which in some areas changed the agricultural landscapes and natural ecosystems dramatically.

“We have the ‘magic eight’ indigenous ingredients coming from…