Unlike the genetically modified "wild rice" grown in paddies, truly authentic wild rice delivers a deep, rich flavor cherished by chefs and devoted foodies. Native Harvest Wild Rice was served for New Year’s Eve Dinner at Alice Waters’ famed Chez Panisse in 2009.
“Too many of America’s indigenous foods have been lost forever, or are in danger of becoming lost. We are proud to be helping the effort to save this important heirloom of our country’s food culture by making it available to the widest audience possible,” said Jeff Deasy, American Feast Founder and President.
Manoomin is a central aspect of Ojibwe culture and tradition, a part of the proceeds benefit the White Earth Land Recovery Project, which works to protect the integrity of this important native food. Ojibwe communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada harvest and process wild rice, following the traditions of their ancestors.
Manoomin is also part of the Anishinaabeg migration stories and prophecies. It continues to define what it means to be Anishinaabeg. The campaign to protect the integrity of this heirloom wild rice is an important aspect of the White Earth Land Recovery Project.
The indigenous specialty foods available from AmericanFeast.com are true gifts from nature, and terrific for discriminating foodies and slow food cooking enthusiasts concerned about the health of the environment.
American Feast offers some of America’s finest specialty foods, and informative and entertaining content. It combines those elements with advocacy for a healthier and more sustainable food system.
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