November 5th

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Spirit Of The Harvest

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Spirit Of The Harvest: North American Indian Cooking
By: Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs


This seasonal book is just what the fall cook is looking for! A n ICAP and James Beard Foundation / Kitchenaid book award winner – this unique book focuses on fall cooking from different North American Indian tribes. A collection of Native American recipes, lore and legends from groups across the continent, it gives you great insight into how American Indians traditionally cooked and ate.

Best Of The Book

Such a unique food point of view. In a world where there are multiple new cook books each month, it is rare to find something new and different – but this book is just that! It’s also seasonal and focus’ on local ingredients. In addition the stories and traditions are very interesting.

What Could Be Better

Not much, there is great art work, pictures and it is a wonderful way to learn about a people through their traditions and food.

Target Audience

This is a great book for any one interested in food and cooking. It is so unique and interesting it is sure to appeal to a wide audience. However, if you are just looking for a book to teach you the basics or give you recipes for meals you know and love, it might not be this one.

Jodi Lariviere

Jodi Lariviere

Jodi has been blogging since January of 2008 with her first venture ‘Simply Fresh’ – a blog about the Ottawa food scene, local ingredients and other local foodies. She also contributes a food column to the Russell Villager and has begun her second blog, ‘Vegging for Two’, an expectant Mom’s guide to healthy eating. As a “friend in food” she writes Jodi’s Re-views covering cookbooks, health books and food fiction to keep learning about what’s going on out there in the beloved world of food! You can find Jodi by visiting her two blogs: Simply Fresh – Vegging for Two – Or via email: simplyfresh(at) or Twitter (@SimplyFresh)


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