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Read This Books! Best Books of 2017 to Give Part 2

By December 20, 2017May 13th, 2021The Kerlan Blog
 In the series of Read This Book! Our Librarians share the books that they love. We will be posting a series on books our librarians want to give and get on the holidays. 

In this special episode of Read This Book!, Science Librarian Megan Kocher recommends two books to give this holiday season: “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” and “Kitchen Science Lab for Kids.” 

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by  Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley, University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Award-winning recipes, stories, and wisdom from the celebrated indigenous chef and his team.

Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef, dispels outdated notions of Native American fare; no fry bread, dairy products, or sugar here. The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen features healthful plates that embrace venison, duck, blueberries, sage, amaranth, and abundant wildflowers. This volume is a delectable introduction to the modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories. 

“We are committed to revitalizing Native American Cuisine and in the process we are re-identifying North American Cuisine and reclaiming an important culinary culture long buried and often inaccessible.”

An NPR Interview  The ‘Sioux Chef’ Is Putting Pre-Colonization Food Back On The Menu

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids by Liz Lee Heinecke: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House, Quarto House, 2017.

Liz Lee Heinecke gets kids excited about science in the kitchen. Her website is packed with suggested activities and also how to make science activity kits to give as gifts.

 Liz Heinecke has made it her mission to show the world that anyone can be a scientist and that kids from three to ninety-three can have fun playing with science at home.


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  • Mary York says:

    LOVE these book talks! And, I found the article on white gloves – the history, the mis-application, etc. very interesting!

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