Episode 5: Food Upon the Water
Wild rice, or manoomin, is still harvested the traditional way by the Ojibwe people of the Great Lakes Region. Ricers and their families take canoes in the rice fields and hand harvest the rice. After participating in the rice harvest, Loretta Barret Oden helps to prepare Winona LaDuke's favorite wild rice and maple syrup cake which accompanies a lakeside first rice feast of buffalo, wild rice and cranberry stuffed acorn squash, buffalo stew and beautiful red swamp tea.
Loretta Barret Oden, renowned Native American chef and proud woman of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, hosts the PBS cooking, travel and Native American culture series Seasoned with Spirit. These shows comprise a culinary celebration of America's bounty, combing Native American history and culture with delicious, healthy recipes inspired by indigenous foods.
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