November 01, 2006

Eat like a Native

From the earth

American Indian dishes recall our country's history and warm the bellyAs we set our tables this November, let’s make a point to remember the American Indian heritage that greeted our North American ancestors. Here are five ways to honor American Indians at our tables.

Say an American Indian blessing before supper this month, thanking the great spirits who roamed this land long before us.

Decorate your table with fruits of the land—Indian corn, gourds and pumpkins, dried flowers and fresh herbs.

Make a big batch of venison stew.

Add a corn dish to your evening meal.

Give your supper a sweet finish by serving a rustic rice pudding.

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