Niishin Miijim/Good Food

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Niishin Miijim/Good Food

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, 4 p.m.

Niminwenimaa wiisinin, I like to eat! In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join Allie in the kitchen as she makes frybread. This poofy, golden-brown pastry is a unique creation of Indigenous peoples as they interacted with new ingredients brought in by settlers, and today it is used in everything from tacos to pizza to ice cream sundaes. Frybread is also sometimes known as galette or bannock (depending on who you ask!). You can also find recipes with yeast, sugar, and other stuff too.

If you want to try it for yourself, here is a list of ingredients you will need:

  • All-purpose flour (white or wheat is okay)
  • Baking powder
  • Salt 
  • Water
  • Shortening or oil for frying

Tune in to DC Public Library's Youtube page to join the event.

In MOLLY OF DENALI, Molly's family has special recipes they make together too! Check out the episode New Nivagi, found here. You can also download Molly's recipe book and fill it in with your family's recipes. If you want to learn more about Indigenous food and cuisine, you can check out the National Museum of the American Indian's resources here.

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