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Cancelled: A Native Cuisine Tasting with Chefs Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater

A Friends of Indian Art Member Event

April 10, 2020 5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Join us at the Hotel Santa Fe for a Native culinary tour with James Beard award-winning Kiowa chef and Southwest food historian, Lois Ellen Frank Ph.D, and acclaimed Diné chef, Walter Whitewater. Chefs Frank and Whitewater, of Red Mesa Cuisine, will present a talk on the history of the foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, followed by a canapé tasting refl ecting the fl avors of the region. Lois, who has spent 25 years documenting the foods and lifeways of Native American tribes in the Southwest, will introduce us to the “Magic Eight” ingredients that are central to Native cuisine and discuss the ways in which they have been utilized. Chef Walter Dominguez, of Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe, will treat us to hors d’oeuvres featuring recipes from Chef Frank’s cookbook, which incorporate these ancestral ingredients with a modern twist. A truly educational and delicious evening! Due to the unique format/location of this event, a $25 fee per person will be required and there will be a cash bar.

Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.