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Native Foodways: Sustainable Foods & Eating with Seasons

In this class, students will learn the history of fry bread and wojapi (Native American berry sauce made with chokeberries, huckleberries, and/or blackberries) and how these ingredients maintain a sustainable food choice with the season its grown in.

Participants will make a traditional fry bread that consists of flour, salt, baking powder, and oil. They are the basic ingredients of most fry bread recipes, but the shape, taste, and color vary by region, tribe and family.

Guest Speaker: Chef Pyet DeSpain. Pyet is the first winner of Gordon Ramsey’s new groundbreaking TV show, Next Level Chef on Fox. Her life’s work is dedicated to Indigenous Fusion Cuisine, where she combines the food of her heritage- both Native American and Mexican. Pyet’s passion is to uplift indigenous culture and traditions via storytelling.

UPDATE: For the safety of all our attendees, LA Plaza Cocina asks that all attendees follow the following guidelines of our dress code to make our space safe for you, our staff members, and our guest chefs:

  • Please wear comfortable clothing with closed-toe shoes
  • Please pull long hair back
  • Attendees must wear a mask throughout the duration of the program except for eating and/or drinking

If you have any questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website below the Culinary Programs Calendar, or contact us by calling (323) 397-8365, or email us at

NOTE: Attendees of LA Plaza Cocina’s food programs must provide proof of vaccination to attend both the cooking classes and demonstrations. In addition, all attendees must wear a mask for the duration of the program except for eating and/or drinking. For those who are NOT vaccinated, we require a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to attending this event. 


Aug 27 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm



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