I grew up in Minnesota where I was surrounded by woods, lakes, and Native American culture. It’s no surprise to me that Minneapolis was the destination chosen for a restaurant bent on celebrating North America’s early heritage.
Sen Sherman, a native son of Pine Ridge Reservation, is opening his restaurant Sioux Chef in December. It will serve only traditional Native American dishes. His focus is on creating meals as they would have been served before colonization began.
Fish and wild rice were delicious staples of my Minnesota diet, and both make up a large part of northern Native American cuisine. I hope others will follow Sherman’s lead and open the country to good food and culture they may have otherwise passed by.
Read the full article here: Chef Goes Old School with ‘Pre-Colonization’ Menu at New Native American Restaurant