Myers to discuss traditional Cherokee cooking at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

by Nov 14, 2011Front Page, NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

     VONORE, Tenn. – Cherokee cooking is an often overlooked local cuisine that few people get an opportunity to taste or learn about.  Many of the old recipes and traditional ways of preparing the various wild foods have been slowly dying.


Johnnie Sue Myers sells her cookbook, The Gathering Place, and Cherokee crafts at the Great Island Festival at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in September. (DAWN ARNEACH/One Feather contributor)

    That was until Johnnie Sue Myers, an EBCI tribal member, who has a passion for preserving and protecting other Native American culinary heritage.  As a result of this desire, she has published her first cookbook; “The Gathering Place:  Traditional Cherokee Dishes & Southern Appalachian Cooking.”

     In celebration of this wonderful achievement, the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tenn., will be hosting an afternoon book signing and tasting for her on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 12-3pm. 

     Myers’ Native cooking and accomplishments were first nationally recognized during the filming of the “Appalachian” episode by the cast and crew of the Travel Channel’s  “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern”.

     Info: Sequoyah Birthplace Museum  (423) 884-6246.

– Sequoyah Birthplace Museum