Indigenous chefs from across Canada head to the Yukon for a Fire Feast
On a perfect day in Carcross, YT, Indigenous chefs are busy by the grills cooking up fare for the Fire Feast that probably won’t be found on southern grills.
‘I Have Elders Who Come Here And Cry’: The Inspiration Behind Winnipeg’s Feast Café
Christa Bruneau-Guenther's restaurant has become a destination for others hoping to learn more about Indigenous food and culture.
Fire-grilled feast serves up Indigenous fare
I believe Indigenous food, and the spirit behind eating it, is Canadian food
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The story behind Feast Café and Bistro, Winnipeg’s celebrated Indigenous restaurant
Upon closing the daycare, Christa began to look for more books on Indigenous cooking and found that there was next to nothing. She then attended a conference put on by Food Matters Manitoba where an elder – who Christa would later find out designed Canada’s Food Guide for First Nations, Métis and Inuit People – was speaking about traditional foods.
Famed Indigenous chefs team up for Vancouver dinner series
‘I want them to get a taste for our history, our future,’ says Christa Bruneau-Guenther
The resurgence of Canada’s First Nations cuisine
“Really, I think it’s because throughout the residential school era [a brutal system of boarding schools designed to ‘assimilate’ Indigenous peoples] our culture was stripped from us.” says Christa Bruneau-Guenther of the Peguis First Nation and co-owner of Feast Café Bistro in Winnipeg, a neighborhood spot that’s rapidly become a place for the local community to reconnect and enjoy traditional dishes again. As Bruneau-Guenther says: “If you take away food, language, the arts, everything, for over a hundred years, it gets lost and snowballs from there.”
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Reconnecting with the land
Indigenous Peoples' Garden at Assiniboine Park will nourish mind, body and soul
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Are Indian tacos a traditional Indigenous food?
Feast Café Bistro in Winnipeg serves up Indian tacos, and owner Christa Guenther says she thinks they are a traditional Indigenous food.
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Urban Agriculture Takes Root – Connecting Culture, Enhancing Livelihoods
Bruneau-Guenther, a member of Peguis First Nation, opened Feast in Winnipeg’s West End in 2016. Born in the North End, Bruneau-Guenther has a heart for people and the community. She contends urban agriculture can help connect Indigenous people to their culture, build relationships, and bring elders, youth, and the community together. The restaurateur’s kitchen at Feast Bistro is open, affordable and inviting, providing Indigenous people from the community with an opportunity to prepare and learn more about their food and culture.
Where Are Canada’s Indigenous Restaurants?
For all the celebrating we do for our diversity, Indigenous peoples are sorely underrepresented in Canada's food scene.
FROM MANITOBA WITH LOVE: CHRISTA BRUNEAU-GUENTHER
Christa Bruneau-Guenther, owner of Feast Café Bistro, shares her top things to do in Winnipeg that celebrate Manitoba's multiculturalism.
Winnipeg restaurant features Indigenous food
“I think that our Indigenous food is something that has been lost among many other things over hundreds of years,” owner Christa Bruneau-Guenther said.
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Feast Bistro Café serves up indigenous comfort food
It hasn't even been open for two months but already Feast Bistro Café in Winnipeg is getting lots of attention for their unique menu which features indigenous cuisine — including Indian tacos, bison chili and pickerel sliders.