Ancient Foods & Recipes of the Ages: Native Americans

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The wealth of the Americas in 1492 was not in gold and silver, as Europeans thought, but in the variety of foods that grew in the soils of the new world. Potatoes, avocados, tomatoes, and peanuts are all familiar American foods today. Corn, beans, asquash, pumpkins, and potatoes and a variety of fruits are also important. Throughout the Americas, native people consumed an amazing variety of wild and domesticated plants. From upstate New York through the Ohio River valley, people gathered wild foods—fruits (grapes, plums, thorn apples, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, elderberries, sumac berries and nuts (acorns, butternuts, hickory nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, and beechnuts). The Iroquois ceremonial cycle included a strawberry festival that celebrated the small, new wild strawberries that were a particular delicacy and a harbinger of spring. Their juice is still drunk at ceremonies in contemporary Iroquois communities. Enjoy a variety of Native American recipes are included... More > in chapter 5!< Less
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