BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents a free online Abenaki cooking demonstration with chef Jessee Lawyer on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.
This event is presented in connection with “Nebizun: Water Is Life,” an exhibit of artwork by Abenaki artists of the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley regions, on view at BMAC through October 10.
Lawyer is the head chef at Sweetwaters in Burlington. As a culinary artist, he creates indigenous specialties using Wabanaki ingredients.
For the online demonstration, Lawyer will make moz (moose) fried rice, using moose meat, a blend of wild and white rice, bear fat, and foraged items.
Lawyer descends from a long line of Indigenous artists. In addition to his pursuit of the culinary arts, he continues his family tradition as one of the last two Native families in the Northeast that make miniature horsetail coiled baskets.
He also handcarves traditional soapstone pipes and contemporary soapstone sculptures. He says he draws inspiration from his father, who taught him how to carve.
To register for Lawyer's online cooking demonstration, visit brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124, ext. 101.