Dine With Famed Native American Chef Lois Ellen Frank
In just a little over a month, we’ll be hosting a small group of culinary travelers in Santa Fe, New Mexico for our Roaming Boomers Santa Fe Culinary Tour.
One of the highlights of our culinary tour will be a cooking demonstration and 4-course dinner of Native American foods in the home of local chef, author and food photographer, Lois Ellen Frank where we’ll learn about the flavors of the real Southwest reflecting the unique cultural mix of Santa Fe.
Lois Ellen Frank was born in New York City and raised on Long Island, New York with her father’s side of the family. She is from the Kiowa Nation on her mother’s side and Sephardic on her father’s side. Her first career experiences were as a professional cook and organic gardener.
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Lois has spent over 20 years documenting foods and lifeways of Native American tribes from the Southwest. This lengthy immersion in Native American communities culminated in her book, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, featuring traditional and contemporary recipes, published by Ten Speed Press. It won the James Beard Award in the Americana category and was the first Native American book to win the award. She has worked with world-renowned chefs, scientists and academicians and collaborated with them to publish many culinary posters and cookbooks. She has worked with National and International advertising agencies as well as many editorial clients.
Lois received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Culinary Anthropology in July 2011. Her dissertation entitled The Discourse and Practice of Native American Cuisine: Native American Chefs and Native American Cooks in Contemporary Southwest Kitchens, will also be one of her next books, tentatively entitled The Turquoise Plate. She received her Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology in May, 1999 where she focused on the importance of corn as a common thread to all Indigenous tribes throughout the Americas.
We are eagerly awaiting the time we have reserved in the home of Chef Lois Ellen Frank to enjoy her personally prepared 4-course Native American dinner. Want to come with us?
For information on our Roaming Boomers Santa Fe Culinary Tour, CLICK HERE.