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Monday, October 30, 2023 – The Menu: new cookbook, fresh Gathering’s Café, and catering in the Windy City

Moving through all four seasons, Yurok homecook Sara Calvosa Olson tells a compassionate story about the flavors and food of her tribe through her new debut cookbook Chími Nu’am. Menominee chef Jessica Pamonicutt’s catering company Ketapanen Kitchen will be getting a lot of visibility as a member of this year’s Chicago Bears Small Business All-Pros Team. And part of Minneapolis American Indian Center’s reconstruction is a totally revamped Gatherings Café with a new executive chef Vernon DeFoe (Red Cliff). It’s all part of The Menu, our regular feature on Indigenous food and food sovereignty produced and hosted by Andi Murphy (Diné).


Sara Calvosa Olson (Karuk), foodways worker and author of Chími Nu’am: Native California Foodways for the Contemporary Kitchen  

Vernon DeFoe (Anishinaabe from Red Cliff Wisconsin), executive chef of Gatherings Café

Jessica Pamonicutt (Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin), executive chef and owner of Ketapanen Kitchen