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Narragansett / Algonquin Corn Recipes
So here are some I found on the internet. Are they authentic? Ugh. Maybe?
Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project (PARP): Southeastern New England Native Recipes A list of recipes found in early European writings. The recipes leave a lot to be desired, but can give a good idea of what might be more authentic modern recipes.
- The Hominy Foodway of the Historic Native Eastern Woodlands. This paper doesn’t have recipes per se, but does have descriptions of how corn was traditionally prepared before it was used in recipes.
- “Bringing Back the Songs We Need”: The Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative at the Crandall Minacommuck Farm
- Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative I should reach out to them directly, once I stop being terrified of being rejected because of my disenrolled status.
Books that might be helpful:
- Carson, Dale. Native New England Cooking: Indian Recipes for the Modern Kitchen. Old Saybrook, CT: Peregrine Press, 1980. (Ordered from Amazon and on the way)
- New Native American Cooking: More Than 125 Traditional Foods & Contemporary Dishes Made from America’s Indigenous Ingredients.
- Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes
- Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health (New Directions in Native American Studies Series Book 18)
- Narragansett Indian Recipes. I can’t seem to find an actual copy of this book anywhere.
There’s a lot here I need to process. But at least it’s all in one place.