Traditional Food Videos

A variety of foods are considered traditional Chickasaw fare, the most notable of which are grape dumplings, Indian fry bread and pashofa. In the videos below, explore traditional recipes that will excite the taste buds, and learn about cultural practices that ensure the importance of food, family and Chickasaw heritage are never forgotten.

The Timeless Dish of Pashofa

A Chickasaw Culinary Tradition
Pashofa is a traditional Chickasaw & Choctaw dish made from cracked corn, or hominy, and stewed pork.

Three Sisters: Working with Nature

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture
To understand nature is to be patient with its process. The Chickasaw have come to know how everything is intertwined in the natural world.

Picking Wild Onions

A Chickasaw Culinary Tradition
Native Americans, and Chickasaws in particular, have a rich history of using wild onions in their cooking.

Traditional Chickasaw Cooking

Lisa Billy
Lisa loves to prepare frybread biscuits, pashofa, hogmeat in the big black kettle.

Chickasaw Community Gardens

Rhonda Sellers, Ecological Resource Coordinator
The Chickasaws' deep relationship with nature continues to thrive today and still affects traditional food practices.

Get Fresh: Three Sisters Stew

Healthy Recipes
This three sisters stew is full of protein from lean ground beef, red kidney beans and black-eyed peas.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center: Aaimpa' Café

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture
The Aaimpa' ("a place to eat") Café serves traditional Chickasaw dishes.

November 2011 - Chickasaw Cookbook

Chickasaw Nation News
Friends Vicki Penner and JoAnn Ellis have gathered more than 50 traditional Chickasaw recipes in the latest publication by the Chickasaw Press.