August 10, 2007

More on Potawatomi chef

OETA To Broadcast Loretta Oden ShowSeasoned with Spirit offers viewers “a culinary celebration of America's bounty combining Native American history and culture with delicious, healthy recipes inspired by indigenous foods,” according to the NAPT website. Each 30-minute episode “is a visually stunning, cultural adventure across the American landscape where viewers meet Native American peoples, see their breathtaking environs, learn their history and traditions, and, best of all, taste their cuisine. Plus, the entire series features a stirring musical score featuring today's top Native American artists.”

Oden is described as “a renowned Native American chef, food historian and lecturer, and proud woman of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Š With her infectious humor and unstoppable enthusiasm, Loretta travels around the country to immerse herself in the lives and traditions of numerous Native American tribes. She blends her passion for delectable food and engaging storytelling to create a fascinating series for viewers of all backgrounds Š From simple comfort foods such as Sassafras Shrimp Gumbo, to more exotic dishes as such as Grilled Buffalo Tenderloin topped with Chokecherry Au Jus, Seasoned with Spirit presents a culinary palette for every taste, and a taste for every palate.”

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