The Good Berry Cookbook

The Good Berry Cookbook: Harvesting and Cooking Wild Rice and Other Wild Foods 75+ recipes featuring manoomin (wild rice) and other wild foods of Minnesota. In addition to recipes by the author, The Good Berry includes recipes from over a dozen Indigenous cooks from various Nations, coming together to share their love for manoomin. Within the pages of The Good Berry, you will find personal stories about plants, animals and food, partnered with over 200 vibrant images.

Product details
Publisher : 
Minnesota Historical Society Press (August 31, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 272 pages
ISBN-10 : 1681342022
ISBN-13 : 978-1681342023


Comparing toasted paddy rice with toasted real wild rice.

The images below are from harvesting balsam for ricing push poles. Shown is Kevin Hart Jr., the author’s father and cultural advisor.

During the research process for The Manoomin Cookbook, the author conducted interviews with elders and knowledge keepers. Here is a wonderful clip from an interview with Fond du Lac (Anishinaabe) elder, artist, curator, educator, and consultant, Wendy Savage.

The Manoomin Book had help with funding from the Tiwahe Foundation & an Oyate Leadership Grant in 2019.