6. Mitsitam

Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.

Mitsitam showcases a variety of Native cuisines of the Americas, with a special focus on indigenous ingredients and traditional techniques. Sample red bean and alligator soup from the Northen Woodlands, Mesoamerican fried yucca with cilantro creme, Northwestern salmon head stew with fried tail and dandelion greens, or a Great Plains buffalo-and-duck burger (pictured above). Other dishes on the menu more readily express their colonial influence, like Spanish olives from South America or turkey with cranberry sauce.


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