Navajo Cuisine With Doug Schma

Tomatoes, squash, corn, chilis, and beans: these have been the food staples of the native people of the Southwest since time immemorial, and to this day there are still those who sing special songs when the corn is planted and celebrate with the joyful corn dance. This class will explore Navajo recipes such as the lamb-based Navajo Stew, Blue Corn Paper Bread stuffed with Chilis and Squash, Green Pumpkin Stew, Chili Fritters, and maybe even some Fry Bread if we have time. Dairy-free.

Co-op Cooking Classes are held in the BriarPatch Co-op Community Cooking School at 648 Zion St. in Nevada City. Only 10 students per class, so sign up early. $30 for BriarPatch owners, $35 for non-owners. Sign up online or with Hilary, 272-5333 x134, classes@briarpatch.coop. 48-hour cancellation deadline.