Learn about the Indigenous Foods of Tomorrow with the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center Virtual Tavern Tasting Program

Our popular virtual series, in collaboration with the Fraunces Tavern Museum in New York, continues tomorrow, Tuesday, November 9.e at 6.30 p.m.

KTM & HC’s Catherine Prescott and FTM’s Mary Tsaltas-Ottomanelli will be joined by Celebrity Chef Shane M. Chartrand of the Cree Nation of Enoch and Culinary Editor Jennifer Cockrall-King. Chartrand and Cockrall-King recently co-wrote tawâw: Progressive indigenous cuisine, a cookbook that traces Chartrand’s culinary journey from his childhood in central Alberta to his current position as Executive Chef at the SC Restaurant at the River Cree Resort & Casino in Enoch, Alta., Treaty Territory 6.

The panel will discuss Indigenous Eating Habits: The study of how recipes, cooking and eating methods, and traditions develop over time and provide another example of Indigenous peoples preserving their culture in such a way. creative in the context of the colonization of North America. They will examine the ancestral diets of Aboriginal peoples and how they influenced and were influenced by the arrival of Europeans in North America; the dietary effects of the forced relocation of indigenous peoples in the 19th century; and the recent revitalization of Aboriginal cuisine.

This conference will take place via Zoom. Registration closes at 5.30 p.m. on the day of the conference. Register here or to www.keelertavernmuseum.org/events.

About the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM & HC), located on Main Street in Ridgefield, CT, tells the story of the city and the nation through the lives of its former residents. The four-acre historic site is open to the public, with an expanded site experience including museum tours, rotating exhibits, and access to the picturesque grounds and gardens. Additional information, including updates on on-site and virtual programming and events, as well as garden house rental availability, can be found at keelertavernmuseum.org, @KeelerTavernMuseum on Facebook and Instagram, @ KeelerTavern on Twitter, or by e-mail

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Nohemi M. Moore