Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Musuem

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Museum’s success depends, in part, on the dedication and service of volunteers. Their roles are as diverse as their knowledge and expertise. Guests experience the West through relevant, meaningful stories shared by volunteers. To recognize and celebrate their efforts, Dr. Lois Ellen Frank, a New Mexico based chef, author, Native foods historian, and photographer, will deliver a keynote address based on her research. Invitation only. For information about becoming a Museum Volunteer, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/volunteer. 

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Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Book Signing - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Musuem

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dr. Lois Ellen Frank joins the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Museum Store to celebrate her cookbook Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations featuring traditional and contemporary recipes.

Dr. Frank, a Santa Fe, New Mexico-based chef, author, photographer, and Native foods historian is from the Kiowa Nation on her mother’s side and Sephardic on her father’s side. She has spent more than 25 years documenting foods and life ways of Native American tribes from the Southwest. This lengthy immersion in Native American communities culminated in her book, winning the James Beard Award in the Americana category and was the first Native American book to win the award. You’re invited to visit and meet Dr. Frank while having your books signed at the Museum Store.

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Dec
29
10:00 AM10:00

Native American Cooking Class I

Their long history of farming and plant usage qualify Native Americans to be considered as America’s first great cooks.  Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award-winning author and Ph.D. in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look at Native American food and culture. Blue corn gnocchi arrowheads with guajillo chile sauce, seasonal greens with jalapeno dressing, lamb stuffed rellenos with tomato sauce, sweet frybread with seasonal berries and prickly pear syrup will be prepared and served. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Contact and Reservations: Click here for more info. or (505) 983-4511.

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Feb
15
to Feb 18

Power of Prayer and Purification thru Native Songs, Food & Ceremony

Join spiritual leader and best-selling author Sierra Bender with Dr. Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater both award winning Native American chefs and shamans in a transformational women’s weekend getaway. You will explore Santa Fe’s landscapes and experience Native American traditions that will purify and connect your body and soul down to the core of your DNA. Align yourself with the healing power and tribal energy of women gathering to pray, join in ceremony and rejoice in our beautiful feminine essence.

For information and registration click here.

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Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

Open House - Stony Brook University

Native American Heritage Month Program

Open House - November 14, 2018

  • This program will promote, educate and sustain healthy living through Native American food and culture.

  • Educational seminar, food sampling and book signing. Open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors.

  • Visit our dining locations in the future as we feature Native American foods with recipes from Chef Lois Ellen Frank and Chef Walter Whitewater.

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Native American Cooking Class II

Their long history of farming and plant usage qualify Native Americans to be considered as America's first great cooks. Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award-winning author and Ph.D. in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look at Native American food and culture. Trout with herbs and bacon baked in clay, Indian wild rice saute, sauteed rainbow chard, berry crisp. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Contact and Reservations: Click here for more info. or (505) 983-4511.

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Oct
2
to Oct 7

Four Directions Problem Gambling and Health Awareness Conference

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Pre-Conference Workshop

Little Creek Casino Resort; Shelton, Washington

Presented by: Lois Ellen Frank, PhD and Walter Whitewater

The History of Native American Cuisine: Using Ancestral Native American Ingredients and Foods for Health and Wellness in our Native Communities

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Native American Cooking Class

Their long history of farming and plant usage qualify Native Americans to be considered as America’s first great cooks.  Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award-winning author and Ph.D. in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look at Native American food and culture. Blue corn gnocchi arrowheads with guajillo chile sauce, seasonal greens with jalapeno dressing, lamb stuffed rellenos with tomato sauce, sweet frybread with seasonal berries and prickly pear syrup will be prepared and served. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Contact and Reservations: (505)983-4511.

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Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

Native American Cooking Class I

Their long history of farming and plant usage qualify Native Americans to be considered as America’s first great cooks.  Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award-winning author and Ph.D. in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look at Native American food and culture. Blue corn gnocchi arrowheads with guajillo chile sauce, seasonal greens with jalapeno dressing, lamb stuffed rellenos with tomato sauce, sweet frybread with seasonal berries and prickly pear syrup will be prepared and served. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Contact and Reservations: Click here for more info. or (505) 983-4511.

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Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

NM Culture & Cuisine Tour

August 20-24, 2018
Hosted by The Santa Fe School of Cooking
Sign up here for the NM Culture and Cuisine Tour

A special hands-on Native cooking class with Lois Ellen Frank. Their long history of farming, and plant usage qualify Native Americans to be considered as America's first great cooks. Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award winning author and PhD in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look into Native American food and culture.

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Native American Cuisine Cooking Class

Native American Cuisine cooking class as part of Continuing Education Program at Santa Fe Community College. Hands-on class in the Culinary lab kitchen. Students to prepare Native American meal that features a four-course meal including an appetizer, soup, entree, and dessert. Learn how to cook Native American foods of the Southwest with local chef, author, food historian and photographer Lois Ellen Frank, founder of Red Mesa Cuisine. Discover the history of foods from the Southwest Indian Nations while you prepare a full meal of appetizer, soup, main course and dessert using ingredients like bison and quail.

For more information contact SFCC (505) 428-1676 or to see schedule click here SFCC website. Red Mesa Cuisine (505) 466-6306 

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Jun
19
10:00 AM10:00

Native American Cooking Class II

Their long history of farming and plant usage qualify Native Americans to be considered as America's first great cooks. Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award-winning author and Ph.D. in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look at Native American food and culture. Trout with herbs and bacon baked in clay, Indian wild rice saute, sauteed rainbow chard, berry crisp. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Contact and Reservations: Click here for more info. or (505) 983-4511.

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