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The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook, published in association with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, showcases the Americas’ indigenous foods in 90 easy-to-follow, home-tested recipes. Author and Mitsitam Cafe chef Richard Hetzler spent years researching Native American dishes and food practices for this stunning cookbook. Includes full-color images of the dishes and of objects from the museum’s collection.

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March 3, 2011 - The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook won "Best in the World" Cookbook for the "Best Local Cuisine" category of 2010 from Gourmand at the Paris Cookbook Fair. Finalists in the category included cookbooks from China, Malaysia, and Spain.

“The Mitsitam Café Cookbook gathers Native American traditional recipes from the Smithsonian National Museum, offering recipes that draw on a range of culinary traditions from five Native cultures in the Americas. Ninety recipes are adapted here for home cooks and while some require access to unusual ingredients to be found locally in the wild- such as Fiddlehead Fern Salad or Smoked Trout and Dandelion Green Salad- most (such as Potato and Pinto Bean Enchiladas) can be easily duplicated simply with access to a good market. Any culinary library- and all Native American collections- will find this unusual and appealing.” —Midwest Book Review

About the Author

The kitchen of Richard Hetzler’s German American childhood home in Baltimore provided his earliest culinary inspiration. After working in restaurant kitchens in high school, Hetzler attended the Baltimore International Culinary College, graduating in 1995. He worked at several fine-dining restaurants in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area before joining the food-service firm Restaurant Associates, becoming the executive chef at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In 2003, he was on the team that researched and developed the groundbreaking concept for the National Museum of the American Indian’s Mitsitam Cafe: serving indigenous foods that are the staples of five Native culture areas in North and South America. As the executive chef of the Mitsitam, which has become one of the country’s most popular museum restaurants, he has continued to create and refine seasonal menus that showcase the truly native bounty of the Americas.

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James
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Won''t expand your horizons.
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2020
This book isn''t especially focused on "authenticity", and you''ll find lots of seasonings and ingredients that have their origin outside the Americas, assembled according to modern New American culinary sensibilities. You won''t learn anything eye-opening about indigenous... See more
This book isn''t especially focused on "authenticity", and you''ll find lots of seasonings and ingredients that have their origin outside the Americas, assembled according to modern New American culinary sensibilities. You won''t learn anything eye-opening about indigenous ingredients or cooking methods. You will have a book full of salad recipes and variations on familiar Mexican dishes. Nearly every recipe leans on a typical palette of modern ingredients, usually adjusted to feature an indigenous ingredient more prominently.

I bought this book at the same time I bought The Sioux Chef. That book certainly asks more of the cook, but is ultimately more historically and culturally grounded, and more interesting.
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Carlos Diaz
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Great collection of recipes
Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2020
This is a phenomenal collection of recipes across North, Central, and South America, but it does include several recipes with wheat and dairy. If you are looking a collection of recipes from across Latin America with the focus around mostly indigenous ingredients but some... See more
This is a phenomenal collection of recipes across North, Central, and South America, but it does include several recipes with wheat and dairy. If you are looking a collection of recipes from across Latin America with the focus around mostly indigenous ingredients but some European ingredients as well, buy this book. If you are looking for more primordial indigenous recipes, buy The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook, and Decolonize Your Diet.
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SFM
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Good to learn from and incorporate into everyday eating
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2015
I''ve made quite a few recipes from this cookbook. I find the recipes very easy to follow and most of the "weird" ingredients I can either find on-line or use something else as a substitute. I can fit these recipes into everyday eating, and not just on special... See more
I''ve made quite a few recipes from this cookbook. I find the recipes very easy to follow and most of the "weird" ingredients I can either find on-line or use something else as a substitute. I can fit these recipes into everyday eating, and not just on special occasions. I often make the honey acorn squash on a weekly basis, and have been cooking other types of squashes more often. I also love the soups and incorporate ideas from this book to use in other recipes.

I recall all of the recipes have photos, so you always know what your food is ideally supposed to look like. I really like that, since many cookbooks only have photos of a few dishes.
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Dyed mane
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Fresh and unexpected
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2015
This is one of my favorite cookbooks and my collection spans more than forty years of cooking. The flavors are fresh and sometimes just a bit unexpected. But, the recipes are not difficult and ingredients are not hard to find if you live in a metropolitan area. It also... See more
This is one of my favorite cookbooks and my collection spans more than forty years of cooking. The flavors are fresh and sometimes just a bit unexpected. But, the recipes are not difficult and ingredients are not hard to find if you live in a metropolitan area. It also serves as an inspiration to create your own recipes by riffing on those in the book. The only downside is that the book is a bit heavy on southwestern recipes and a little light on western woodlands and plains recipes. But, overall, food made with these recipes is just delicious!
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Jerri L. Kehdi
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Fabulous!
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2013
After visiting the Mitsitam I knew I had to have this cookbook. There is a lot of information and beautiful pictures. I have been doing a lot of arm chair cooking and drooling since receiving it. I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes but most look like all day... See more
After visiting the Mitsitam I knew I had to have this cookbook. There is a lot of information and beautiful pictures. I have been doing a lot of arm chair cooking and drooling since receiving it. I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes but most look like all day projects with visits to out of my way grocery stores. I will not be trying everything in this book but am glad I made the purchase.
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Netty
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Good variety of recipes
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2018
New recipes for me.
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H. E. Lee
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Never fear buying used books through Amazon!
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2012
There were two reasons I bought this book. 1-The Buffalo Chili and 2-The fry bread recipes. I ate both at the Native American Museum in Washington two years ago, and I it was the most amazing chili I ever ate in my life. The book was used, but in excellent condition. It''s a... See more
There were two reasons I bought this book. 1-The Buffalo Chili and 2-The fry bread recipes. I ate both at the Native American Museum in Washington two years ago, and I it was the most amazing chili I ever ate in my life. The book was used, but in excellent condition. It''s a cookbook, so the odd food stain may be found on a page or two, but it was signed by the chef. Lots of amazing photos, interesting stories and background of the recipes and the nations they are inspired by really make this more than a cookbook. Clear instructions and guides to find regional ingredients. Plan on making these dishes more than once, and share with friends! Even better, visit the museum and eat every chance you get at the Mitsitam Cafe!
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Susan C. Parks
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Hard to actually give as a gift
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2011
My daughter and I enjoy cookbooks and I purchased this for her for Christmas and it is delightful with recipes you can actually cook with ingredients that you can find, even if a little bit different. The photos are artful and add to the cookbook. I finally did wrap it,... See more
My daughter and I enjoy cookbooks and I purchased this for her for Christmas and it is delightful with recipes you can actually cook with ingredients that you can find, even if a little bit different. The photos are artful and add to the cookbook. I finally did wrap it, she is enjoying it and I intend to purchase one just for me.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 16, 2015
excellent book on native american foods and recipes.
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