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.
Lisa loves to prepare frybread biscuits, pashofa, hogmeat in the big black kettle – although growing up, she spent more time with the livestock than in the kitchen. She relishes the opportunity to learn the Chickasaw words for foods and share that learning as a family. Importantly, her children have learned to cook.