Native Cooking

Here comes another year, another cycle, a clean slate and a new chance to feel happy. In Abenaki, happy is alamizwidahomgwad.

As an admitted “foodie,” each year I search and hope to find new taste sensations. Sometimes I find this at a friend’s house, or a restaurant, often by accident having read about a new way to fix something familiar. If it comes out successfully it becomes a new part of my culinary crazy quilt.

As we approach “hunker down time” in the chill of winter, comfort food wants to shine. It makes me think of thick soups, chowders, one-dish meals and fabulous crock pot suppers. A...