'It's what paleo wants to be': Star Tribune interview with Sean Sherman, Beth Dooley

What’s a quintessential Native American dish? Lee Svitak Dean asks the author of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (Sean Sherman)What’s a quintessential Native American dish?

Sean Sherman offers a gentle laugh when he hears that question.

“That’s like asking someone for a typical European meal,” he said. “The assumption is that all those people are the same.”

Sherman recites the numbers to prove his point: 567 tribes in the United States and another 634 in Canada. Three out of 10 Mexicans speak an indigenous language.

That’s a lot of diversity, even before you get to the dinner table.

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Published in: Star Tribune
By: Lee Svitak Dean