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CBS Sunday Morning: The Sioux Chef

By Martha Teichner
CBS Sunday Morning

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (Sean Sherman, James Beard Award winner)"You can throw a dart at a map of North America, and wherever it lands, there's gonna be culture, food, people and flavor to play with right there, and so many stories to tell you can write a book," said chef Sean Sherman. And he's done just that.

For Sherman, who belongs to the Oglala Lakota Tribe, foraging in the Minnesota countryside is like a spiritual return to a time when Native Americans lived on the plants and animals that grew wild across a country that was theirs.

Sherman is on a mission to celebrate and showcase native cuisine and give the past, and a future. 

He spent a couple of decades cooking in fancy kitchens around Minneapolis, before deciding to apply what he knew to native foods. His book, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," won this year's James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook.

The Sioux Chef is the name of the catering company he started in 2014.

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