Pueblo Harvest is among the first restaurants in the United States to offer pre-European-contact dishes, allowing diners to experience a rich flavor palette from half a millennium ago. The selections serve as a meaningful insight into the wealth of flavors of an indigenous diet that are lesser-known to mainstream culinary audiences, while highlighting Native cuisine and adding merit to Albuquerque and New Mexico being increasingly popular dining destinations.
The pre-contact menu also opens a cultural and educational dialogue about the origins of the foods that Americans do or do not consume on a regular basis, and why. The absence of beef, chicken, wheat, butter, refined sugar, and common rice varieties illustrates how many modern dietary staples are alien to North America.
Please enjoy this pre-contact recipe honoring Native American foodways and stay tuned for new recipes to be added periodically: