Friday, December 29, 2023 – The Menu: dam removal progress and a look back at Native cookbooks from 2023

Crews have completed demolition of one dam on the lower portion of the Klamath River along the Oregon-California border. It’s a major milestone in the area’s tribes’ efforts to restore salmon, traditionally the primary food source for tribes in the area. At least four Indigenous chefs released cookbooks in 2023, helping change the narrative and methods around traditional dishes. Those are two of the Indigenous food highlights we’ll feature the latest helping of The Menu, our regular feature on Indigenous food and food sovereignty hosted by producer and resident foodie Andi Murphy.