New Mexico in Focus
Learn about the traditional foods of pueblo communities in New Mexico. Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with chef Lois Ellen Frank and Roxanne Swentzell, co-editor of "The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook" to discuss food traditions and why some Native American are returning to the diets of their ancestors.
Award winning Santa Fe-based chef, author, Native foods historian, culinary anthropologist, and photographer Lois Ellen Frank, PhD. gives the keynote address at FUZE.SW 2014, a weekend-long celebration of food with a focus on Native American cuisine, in Santa Fe, New Mexico in September 2014.
Interview on American Calling
June 9, 2014
Food trends come and go. The latest foods to be labeled a “superfood” in the media include cauliflower and coconut. Do you pay attention to reports that certain foods are especially good for your health? In Native America, our traditional foods contain valuable nutrients that nourish our bodies and connect us to past generations. What are your traditional foods? How are you using traditional foods to help improve your health or the health of your community?