A local Cherokee Chef is launching non-profit introducing indigenous foods to Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — A local Cherokee chef is introducing indigenous foods to Tulsa by creating a space where the community can learn more about it, Burning Cedar Sovereign Kitchen.

The founder, Nico Albert, said her aim is to use ancestral food and wellness practices to help native communities in Tulsa, gather, heal, and grow.

Albert has worked as a cook for several Tulsa restaurants. She loves the kitchen and she also loves her culture. In 2020, she left her full-time job to launch her own catering and consulting business, Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods.

For two years now, she’s been sharing her native heritage through every dish.

“I don’t want to be the only indigenous catering game in town, you know, I would love to have some competition, so I’m going to train my own competition to put me out of business,” Albert said.

Now, she’s merging her passion for cooking

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Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Italian food, fresh pies are specialties at Booher’s Fresh Market

JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Enjoy a nice conversation and some homemade food at Booher’s Fresh Market in Napoleon.

Craig and Sandy Booher have owned the market, where they sell vegetables and flowers from their garden and homemade pies, since 2000. But, owning a sit-down restaurant was a longtime dream of theirs as a new way to connect with the community, and to share their love of cooking and hosting.

So, when Craig retired from Napoleon High School, they opened Booher’s Fresh Market restaurant on Jan. 4, hoping to achieve this dream.

“We prayed about it, and with COVID it seemed like the right time for him to retire. The building was available, and it seemed like the perfect time,” Sandy said.

While the restaurant is new, it has been non-stop busy, the Boohers said. They wanted the restaurant to feel like an extension of their kitchen, so the food has

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Here’s what vendors will be in Southern Market’s food hall | Local News

The long-awaited completely revitalized Southern Market opens to the public this Thursday. The first-floor food hall encompasses 3,000 square feet, with seating for 250. On opening day, you will have nine food and drink options, from coffee and wine on tap to cuisine from five parts of the world. 

Here’s what vendors will be cooking up fare in Southern Market’s food hall. 

— 4 E’s Latin Cuisine: Flavors of the Dominican Republic.

Flavors of Morocco: Moroccan and Indian fusion.

— Layali el Sham: Middle Eastern classics including hummus, tabbouleh, falafel, kibbeh and shawarma.

— Made by Lolo: Tapas-style small bites, with gluten-free options.

— Pho Life: Vietnamese pho, banh mi sandwiches and salads.

— Savoy Truffle Cakes: Creatively decorated cupcakes and whole cakes, also available by the slice, plus pie and macarons.

— “X” Marks the Spot: A modern take on soul food classics that includes collard

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Food, cooking help Joplin native achieve Broadway dream | Local News

When Lisa Adams was growing up in Joplin, she was that do-it-all theater girl.

In her own words, she’d be in a production at Joplin Little Theatre while at the same time rehearsing for a show at the Carthage Music and Theatre Club, now Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, even as she starred in a musical at McAuley Catholic High School, where she went to school.

Adams had dreams of performing on the big stages in New York City, and she almost made it. She was destined for Broadway, but it didn’t happen the way she expected.

After more than 20 years as a personal chef for celebrities and people just looking for help living busy lives in the Big Apple, Adams got the opportunity of a lifetime earlier this year when she interviewed to be a food consultant and food provider for a new Broadway play that opened in November

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