“Corn Dance” Signing Event with Loretta Barrett Oden

Join Best of Books for a signing event with Loretta Barrett Oden, author of “Corn Dance” a cookbook inspired by First American Cuisine from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27.   

This event is free and open to all to attend. Pick up your copy of “Corn Dance” at the event or reserve a copy below and pick it up in store to have signed by Loretta in person.


About Corn Dance: Inspired First American Cuisine:

Growing up in Shawnee, Oklahoma, among a host of grandmothers and aunties, Loretta Barrett Oden learned the lessons and lore of Potawatomi cooking, along with those of her father's family, whose ancestors arrived on the Mayflower. This rich cultural blend came to bear in the iconic restaurant she opened in Santa Fe, the Corn Dance Caf , where many of the dishes in this book had their debut, setting Loretta on her path to fame as one of the most influential Native chefs in the nation, a leader in the new Indigenous food movement, and, with her Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Seasoned with Spirit: A Native Cook's Journey, a cross-cultural ambassador for First American cuisine. 

Corn Dance: Inspired First American Cuisine tells the story of Loretta's journey and of the dishes she created along the way. Alongside recipes that combine the flavors of her Oklahoma upbringing and Indigenous heritage with the Southwest flair of her Santa Fe restaurant, Loretta offers entertaining and edifying observations about ingredients and cooking culture. What kind of quail might turn up in your vicinity, for instance; what to do with piñon nuts, sumac, or nopales (cactus paddles); when to add a bundle of pine needles or a small branch of cedar to your braise: these and many practical words of wisdom about using the fruits of the forest, stream, or plain, accompany Loretta's insights on everything from the dubious provenance of fry bread to the Potawatomi legend behind the Three Sisters--corn, beans, and squash, the namesake ingredients of Three Sisters and Friends Salad, served at Corn Dance Caf and now at Thirty Nine Restaurant at First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, where Oden is the Chef Consultant. 

Amply illustrated and adapted to bring the taste of Native tradition into the home kitchen, Corn Danceinvites readers to join Loretta Oden on her inspiring journey into the Indigenous heritage, and the exhilarating culinary future, of North America. 

 

 

Event date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
1313 E. Danforth
Edmond, OK 73034
Corn Dance: Inspired First American Cuisine By Loretta Barrett Oden, Beth Dooley (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Loretta Barrett Oden, Beth Dooley (Contribution by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780806190785
Availability: Special Order-Please Call For Availability
Published: University of Oklahoma Press - October 3rd, 2023