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Phone: 866-426-6901

www.rivertradingpost.com

314 N. River Street

East Dundee, IL 60118

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elders to bring information back

into the community to address

health and social problems. She

describes the importance of

foods like acorns and grass seeds

to the diet of the Apaches before

they were moved onto reserva-

tions and became reliant on

rations, and later, commodities.

She says “

it took a community to

do this. Not individual, not going to

the grocery store and buying a bag of

flour. You had to wait for the season

for mother earth to offer to you

.”

White Mountain Apache chef,

Twila Cassadore, and about a

dozen White Mountain Apache

culinary students, recently treat-

ed River Trading Post visitors

to a unique dining experience

during a benefit for the Scotts-

dale Gallery Association.

The unforgettable event was

called

Edible Desert

which fea-

tured taste tempting treats —all

foraged from the desert or

grown in White Mountain

Apache gardens. It was served

traditionally, using corn husks

rather than plates.

Chef Cassadore has been work-

ing with San Carlos Apache,

White Mountain Apache, and

Yavapi peoples for 25 years,

conducting interviews with

Thank you Chef Cassadore. It

was a wonderful—and tasty—

experience.

Arts of Native America

Visitors were treated to:

·

Blue corn, black walnut

crisp w/ piñon butter dip

·

Acorn Dumplings with

elk roast

·

Agave glazed grilled quail

with sumac sauce on wild

spinach, served with qui-

noa and harvested wild

onions.