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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Seed Cuisine Workshop
Feb
23
1:15 PM13:15

Seed Cuisine Workshop

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Join celebrated chefs Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D. and Walter Whitewater for an experiential journey through Native American foods of the region. Frank will talk about seeds as a cuisine and Whitewater will serve two food tastings featuring a Three Sisters Stew and a Sunflower Seed Cake with a hand-harvested Choke Cherry Sauce. Chefs will set up a table for participants to explore the ingredients used and learn about indigenous foods. 

Price: $20 (add-on at registration)

For informations and registration click here.

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Mar
5
to Mar 7

Southwest Culinary Boot Camp

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Join us for an intensive 3-day cooking program we call the Southwest Culinary Boot Camp! This program is three full days gaining insight into the intricacies, tips and history of Southwestern food that make it so unique. We will cover material from knife skills, flavor labs, cooking techniques, ingredients and historical building blocks of the food. We will meet some of Santa Fe's top chefs who will share their thoughts on important cooking techniques. This is HANDS-ON and very interactive with each day ending with a meal. The class culminates in a final exam where you will design and prepare a final meal for some Santa Fe's best palates!

Please call Nicole at 1-800-982-4688 to obtain more information about this special 3-day excursion into Southwestern cuisine or register here.

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Native American Cuisine with a Modern Twist

Learn to cook Indigenous Native American foods of the Southwest with local chef, author, food historian and photographer Lois Ellen Frank, founder of Red Mesa Cuisine. Prepare Lois's favorite Guacamole, Fresh Pico de Gallo Salsa, Cactus Pad Salad, Sauteed Chicken Breast with Chile and Chocolate Sauce and Grilled Pineapple. Discover the history of foods from the Southwest Indian Nations while you are cooking.

For more information contact SFCC (505) 428-1676 or to see schedule click here SFCC website.

Course # CK445 01/CRN 30952
Lois Frank, Fee: $75, Material Fee: $20

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Mar
22
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 PhD in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look into 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.

Click here To register for this class

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Apr
12
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 PhD in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look into 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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May
19
2:30 PM14:30

EAT | Exploring Local Native American Foodways - IACP Conference

Speakers: Lois Ellen FrankWalter Whitewater

This session will feature a brief history and overview of Native American cuisine and the four distinct historical periods that comprise this cuisine today. Participants will learn how this cuisine has evolved over time and then learn how to make a delicious and nutritious locally grown hominy blue and white corn (posole) harvest stew featuring local vegetables, herbs and chiles. The second dish will be a Native American Parfait that features a locally grown, milled, and ground cornmeal layered together with a berry compote and New Mexican chopped pecans. Each participant will taste these dishes during the class and receive a copy of the recipe to make the dishes themselves.

For information please visit: http://conference.iacp.com

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Feb
11
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 PhD in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look into 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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Native Voices I Food Sovereignty and Native Peoples' Health Speaker
Jan
18
5:00 PM17:00

Native Voices I Food Sovereignty and Native Peoples' Health Speaker

An interactive exhibition that examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawai’ians and features interviews with hundreds of tribal leaders, physicians, educators and others.

Distinguished Speaker Event l Food Sovereignty and Native Peoples Health

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Pennington Medical Education, PMB 16

Nell J. Redfield Foundation Lecture Hall, Lower Level Foyer

Guest Speakers

Dr. Melissa K. Nelson (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)

Dr. Lois Ellen Frank (Kiowa)

Book signing immediately to follow

Parking available in the Silver 10 parking lot directly behind the Pennington Medical Education Building 

Register by Wednesday, January 16.* to register click here

Additional event information: https://guides.library.unr.edu/savitt-native-voices

Location

Savitt Medical Library

1664 North Virginia Street 

Reno, NV 89503

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Food is Medicine - A Traditional Food Demonstration
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Food is Medicine - A Traditional Food Demonstration

Understand the importance of food sovereignty, and why eating traditional foods as the basis of our diet is critical for health and wellness. Please join us for a discussion around food sovereignty and biocultural heritage with Melissa Nelson. The event will include a cooking demonstration using traditional foods of the Numu, Newe and Washeshu with renowned Indigenous Chefs: Chef Lois Ellen Frank and Chef Walter Whitewater.

Please contact Debra Harry for any questions at dharry@lunr.edu

To register for this event go to: eventbrite.com and look up Food is Medicine

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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.

For more information visit: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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Open House - Stony Brook University
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.

Click here for more information.

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