What Native Elders Think About Indigenous Cooking | alter-NATIVE: Kitchen Ep. 2

  • Short Film (0:05:48)
    Premiere: 11/19/2019 | Available until 11/19/2024

“What Native Elders Think About Indigenous Cooking.” Brian Yazzie, a Diné/Navajo traveling chef now based in St. Paul, MN, brings Native cuisine back home to the Navajo Nation in Arizona. There he looks for truly Indigenous ingredients, as even “classic” Native comfort foods like fry bread have colonizer origins. Brian plans to make meals for a small group, just his family and local community leaders, but when word spreads and suddenly he’s cooking for a large group of curious and impatient community elders, how will Brian impress them? Watch him make blue corn mash with agave syrup and seeds, plus Navajo steamed corn soup, in a crammed kitchen full of curious elders who think he should be on “Rachel Ray.”

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