Good Seeds is a Menominee Indian food memoir by tribal member Thomas Pecore Weso. The author takes readers on a cook's journey through the Wisconsin Northwoods tribal lands. He connects Menominee food - beaver, trout, blackberry, wild rice, maple sugar, partridge - to the colorful individuals who taught him Indigenous values, including his medicine man grandfather, Moon, and his grandmother Jennie. Cooks will learn about cooking beaver and more from his authentic recipes, including Rose Hip Tea, Wild Rice Casserole, and Maple Candy. Amateur and professional historians will appreciate his often humorous personal stories about reservation life during the mid-twentieth century, when many elders, fluent in the Algonquian language, practiced the old ways. With his rare perspective as a Native anthropologist and artist, he mixes a poignant personal story with the seeds of Menominee cooking traditions to write a memoir that showcases foods many cooks don't have in their repertoires and details Reservation culture and cooking with humor and heart.
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Author: Thomas Pecore Weso
Hardcover - 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
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Book Author Bio
Thomas Pecore Weso is an enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Nation of Wisconsin. He is the author, artist and teacher.