The Native American Student Association (NASA) hosted
the 12th annual First Nations Food Taster.
This year, we featured recipes from the Decolonizing Diet Project (DDP),
as well as some contemporary dishes.
Listen to the Food Taster Radio Interview on Sunny 101.9FM with Dr. Martin Reinhardt. Learn more about the Decolonizing Diet Project by visiting the DDP Blogspot. The recipes used at the Food Taster can be found at the group site within this link.
Tickets were purchased in advance or at the door.
Advanced NMU student w/ID $5.00
Advanced General Admission $12.00
At the Door NMU student w/ID $7.00
At the Door General Admission $15.00
Fall 2012 First Nations Food Taster:
The First Nations Food Taster provides guests with an array of foods from traditional and contemporary Native American recipes. As the names suggests, it is a "taster" of foods that most people would not generally have available. The foods may change from year to year depending on what's available through donation.
This year we had the opportunity to provide guests with an array of specialty foods that could have been eaten by our Native American ancestors. Through the Decolonizing Diet Project, research subjects created these recipes with ingredients listed in the DDP master food list
The Food Taster is also a fundraiser for the annual pow wow also hosted by NASA. The event would not be possible without support from the departments at NMU, the local community, and volunteers.
Volunteer Sign-up. The First Nations Food Taster is a huge project! NASA could not provide this array of foods without the consistent help of volunteers. We appreciate everyone who helps us in so many ways. Volunteers will assist in the kitchen (prep, cooking, cleaning); helping in the dining area (serving, refilling items, set-up, clean-up), or collecting tickets at the door. Each volunteer will receive one voucher to eat at the First Nations Food Taster for free.
To volunteer - Please complete the 2012 Food Taster Volunteer Sign-up form and return to 112 Whitman Hall.
The menu consists of traditional and contemporary Native American dishes.
This year's menu will include:
Wild Rice Casserole w/vegies
Three Sisters Casserole
Fruit Dessert Topping
Drinks: Sweetwater, White Pine/Wintergreen Tea, Water
*Some dishes subject to change*
Dish Bags. The First Nations Food Taster is a dish bag event! Dish bags consist of unbreakable AND non-disposable dishware that an individual brings to an event. Please help our environment by bringing your own (unbreakable and non-disposable) dishware and be entered into a raffle to win prizes.
This event is presented by the NMU Native American Student Association with support from the following NMU departments:
Academic Affairs/Office of the Provost; Academic Information Services; Center for Native American Studies; Charter Schools; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Professional Studies; Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; History; International Programs; Mathematics and Computer Sciences; Multicultural Education and Resource Center; School of Education and School of Nursing.
Community Support comes from: Aubree's Pizza, Bonanza, Border Grill, Burger King, Econo Foods, Gordon Food Service, Larry's Family Foods, Mac's Bar in Rapid River, Marquette Food Coop, Midtown Bakery and Cafe, Panara Imports, Pit Stop Quick Lube, Rodney's Pizzeria, and WKQS FM.
Special thanks to Chris Kibit and the Hospitality Management Program, Dr. Martin Reinhardt and the Decolonizing Diet Project, the D.J. Jacobetti Complex staff, Dr. Elda Tate, and all the volunteers.