The United States is a country of many cultures and food traditions. However, the traditions of the landâ€™s indigenous ancestors have largely been forgotten. Sean Sherman, an award-winning chef, is the CEO and Founder of The Sioux Chef, an organization committed to helping us rediscover Native American culture and history, using food. He and his team prepare local, traditional foods, using ancient cooking techniques, in an effort to re-introduce Native American cuisine to their own communities and to the world. Their work is about more than food, clearly. It is provocative, reminding us of the past, and present, oppression of indigenous people.
Our conversation covers the intersection of food, culture, and history. We discuss what inspires Seanâ€™s work and why he believes itâ€™s critical to preserve ancient ways. Today, Sean leads us to encounter the lost world of indigenous food wisdom.
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