Cookbooks for the Home Chef in Your Life
- The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman: The James Beard Award-winning cookbook that has helped expand the view of what’s possible with Indigenous cooking.
- Fresh Alaska Cookbook by Rob Kinneen: A modern look at Alaskan Native cooking written by Tlingit chef Rob Kinneen.
- New Native Kitchen by Freddie Bitsoie: A celebration of Indigenous cuisine from across the continent by Diné chef Freddie Bitsoie, former executive chef at Mitsitam Native Foods Café at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
- The Good Berry Cookbook by Tashia Hart: This exciting new book by ethnobotanist Tashia Hart follows the Anishinaabeg through seasons and spaces to gather wild foods and contemplate connections among the people and their plant and animal relatives.
Exciting Items to Stock Your Pantry
- Manoomin/Psín (Wild Rice): The IFL Market stocks this Indigenous staple from multiple vendors, and offers both hand-harvested and cultivated varieties to fit any budget.
- Hot Sauce: Tomatoes, onions, and chile peppers are all native to Turtle Island, and one of the best ways to combine them is into a favorite condiment! With hot sauce options from Indigenous makers Block & Payer Provisions, Navajo Mike’s, and Sakari Farms, the IFL Market is sure to have something for the heat-lover in your life.
- Spices and Seasoning Blends: If you or a loved one wants to freshen up your cooking, the market offers several different spices and seasonings from makers like Barnacle Foods, Chuza, and Indigenous Canadian company The Warrior Blends.
Sweet and Savory Snack Foods
- Chocolates: A perennial favorite! The IFL Market is proud to partner with local direct-trade chocolate company Chocolate San Jose and Chickasaw Nation-owned Bedré Fine Chocolate to offer an array of chocolates, from decadent milk chocolate and caramel to luxurious 100% dark chocolate bars.
- Pemmican and Jerky: Bismarck, ND-based Pemmican Patty Food Co. supplies the IFL Market with traditional Bisonberry Pemmican (a mix of dried bison, beef, and fruit) and handcrafted beef jerky. Great for protein on the go, or whenever you’re in the mood for a savory snack.
- Chile Fruit Snacks: From proud Mexican-American vendor Chuza, these dried fruit snacks are a hit with IFL Market customers, just like the name “Chuza” implies. Sweet fruits and berries with juuuust enough tangy seasonings, these snacks will be great for getting you through the upcoming winter doldrums and keep you dreaming of summer.
- Dark Chocolate Cricket Clusters: Yes, you read that correctly. For the adventurous snacker in your life! 2 Cricketeers makes these delightful confections using 70% dark chocolate sourced from Chocolate San Jose!
Homemade Tortilla Gear
- Indigenous Food Lab Masa: Available in-house only! The IFL Nixtamal team prepares corn using the traditional nixtamalization process and stone-grinds the nixtamal into masa, the corn dough that serves as the basis for tortillas, tamales, huaraches, and more.
- Tortilla Presses: If you know someone who’s ready to jump in and make fresh tortillas at home, a Ramos Torti-MX tortilla press is a beautiful and cost-effective press to get them going! Lightweight but durable, these presses are great for beginners and experienced tortilla makers.
- Tortilleros (tortilla holders): A must-have to complete your tortilla-making process! These Melamine tortilla servers look great and bring a touch of traditional color into your kitchen while keeping your tortillas ready to serve.
Indigenous Food Lab and Owamni Merchandise
A stylish way to support your local Indigenous restaurant and market! The IFL Market stocks a variety of t-shirts, hoodies, and even tote bags that make ideal gifts for even the pickiest of people in your life!