Cherokee Fry Bread Workshop

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 9:00-11:00AM

Location: Asheville Masonic Temple - 80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC
$50 per person

 

Cherokee Fry Bread Workshop

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 9:00-11:00AM

Asheville Masonic Temple - 80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC

$50 per person

Sometimes called “Cherokee Artisanal Tacos”, Fry Bread is both at once nothing more than fried dough, and also the representation of decades of perseverance against oppression. Fry Bread rose out of internment camps of forcibly displaced tribes in the mid-1800s. Removed from their lands and their food resources, tribes subsisted on government issued rations, including flour, salt and oil. In this hands-on workshop, Tyson Sampson & Charles Taylor of the Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, will share the complicated history of a food that is both delicious and comforting, while also holding within its golden exterior 150+ years of the complex narrative of indigenous tribes across the country. Attendees will learn how to make Fry Bread, and enjoy sampling this tasty dish & toppings - which can be sweet or savory (think fresh fruit or a rich stew) using fresh and foraged ingredients from the Qualla Boundary.

Event Sponsor: DMJPS PLLC

Venue Sponsor: Asheville Masonic Temple

Sometimes called “Cherokee Artisanal Tacos”, Fry Bread is both at once nothing more than fried dough, and also the representation of decades of perseverance against oppression. Fry Bread rose out of internment camps of forcibly displaced tribes in the mid-1800s. Removed from their lands and their food resources, tribes subsisted on government issued rations, including flour, salt and oil. In this hands-on workshop, Tyson Sampson & Charles Taylor of the Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, will share the complicated history of a food that is both delicious and comforting, while also holding within its golden exterior 150+ years of the complex narrative of indigenous tribes across the country. Attendees will learn how to make Fry Bread, and enjoy sampling this tasty dish & toppings - which can be sweet or savory (think fresh fruit or a rich stew) using fresh and foraged ingredients from the Qualla Boundary.

Event Sponsor: DMJPS PLLC

Venue Sponsor: Asheville Masonic Temple

Tyson Sampson

Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative

Charles E. Taylor

Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative