March 3, 2011 - The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook won "Best in the World" Cookbook for the "Best Local Cuisine" category of 2010 from Gourmand at the Paris Cookbook Fair. Finalists in the category included cookbooks from China, Malaysia, and Spain.
“The Mitsitam Café Cookbook gathers Native American traditional recipes from the Smithsonian National Museum, offering recipes that draw on a range of culinary traditions from five Native cultures in the Americas. Ninety recipes are adapted here for home cooks and while some require access to unusual ingredients to be found locally in the wild- such as Fiddlehead Fern Salad or Smoked Trout and Dandelion Green Salad- most (such as Potato and Pinto Bean Enchiladas) can be easily duplicated simply with access to a good market. Any culinary library- and all Native American collections- will find this unusual and appealing.” —Midwest Book Review