Chefs Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater

Ancient Ingredients, Contemporary Cuisine

Native American Cuisine with a Modern Twist

For Santa Fe’s Red Mesa Cuisine, cooking with Native American foods means supporting native cultural traditions, which, in turn, supports a healthy planet. Get a taste of America’s most unique ingredients.

Award winning Santa Fe-based chef, author, Native foods historian, culinary anthropologist, and photographer Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D. gave the keynote address at FUZE.SW 2014, a weekend-long celebration of food with a focus on Native American cuisine, in Santa Fe, New Mexico in September 2014.

Video: Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D., Keynote at FUZE.SW 2014

Chefs Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Kiowa), and Walter Whitewater (Diné/Navajo), have a deep commitment to bring Native American Cuisine into the contemporary Southwest kitchen, to help sustain traditional Native American foods and traditional Native agricultural food practices, as well as keep alive ancestral culinary techniques from Native Communities all over the Americas. They offer classes and events including pop-up dinners in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas.