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Roadfood with Misha Collins | Arizona: Episode 11 | Frybread

People, culture and landscape

In this episode we are eating Frybread and meeting with members of different indigenous tribes.  These are the people who are carrying on the culinary traditions of their ancestors. Exploring this food, landscape and community is a brand new experience for Misha and we are along for the ride.  Also, this is a beautifully created episode that pulls right on those heart strings.

Foraging in the Desert

As the sun comes up, Misha drives to the San Carlos Apache reservation to meet Twila Cassadore.  She is a forager and historical knowledge preservationist. Twila grew up foraging with her father who was a hunter. They forage for barrel cactus and she explains that she knows when they are ready when the small pineapple looking bud comes off easily.  Twila explains that she is a seed carrier for her community. She teaches her knowledge about food to the younger generation.

Acorn Stew

They head to The Wickiup Grill to taste Frybread.  Bob Stevens explains this dish part of the past of the Apache people when they were in prisons.  The army gave them flour and they created frybread. He explains that it was at first created not by choice, but that today it is a part of the community. They also try Acorn Stew, which Misha describes as a simple flavored stew with a bitter acorn taste.

Small restaurant with big flavor

Next up is the Frybread House, which is a small restaurant.  It focuses on serving different kinds of Frybread and stews that reflect the authentic tastes and flavors of Native American food. Misha first tries the pozole. This is a spicy and flavorful stew filled with corn, beans and chili spices. The fry bread he tries is filled with beans, cheese, lettuce and Chiles. It is topped off with a creamy sour cream sauce.

Sage Advice

Finally, we are given a gift at the end of the episode, some teaching words from Bob Stevens, who says, “When you are walking and driving around, the world learns about you. When you are still, you learn about the world”.

Dishes in this episode

Featured Restaurants and People

Wrapped fry bread taco on a plate ... native-American tacos
Fry Bread House | Best Native-American Taco | Phoenix, AZ

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Bowl of soup with beef, corn, and squash ... Apache burger
Wickiup Grill | Nutrition With A Native Twist North of Phoenix

BYLAS, ARIZONA

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What do you think of Roadfood with Misha Collins | Arizona?

14 Responses to “Roadfood with Misha Collins | Arizona”

Linda Meadows

May 18th, 2022

Wonderful program! The Apache people has such satisfaction in foraging and deepening their relationship with the earth. It was delightful to see your reactions and appreciations for all the foods you tasted. For the first episode ever seen of Roadfood, what a heartwarming experience to be with the beautiful Apache people! Well done!

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Linda Meadows

May 18th, 2022

Misha, thank you for honoring the Apache people and their native desert food. Each person you spent time with was so respectfully allowed to tell their story of love for family, food and heritage. Foraging for food creates a satisfying deep relationship with the earth. It was delightful to see your reactions and appreciations for all the foods you tasted. For the first episode ever seen of Roadfood, what a heartwarming experience to be with the beautiful Apache people! Well done!

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Linda Meadows

May 18th, 2022

Thank you Misha for honoring the Apache people and their native desert food. Each person you spent time with was so respectfully allowed to tell their story of love for family, food and heritage. Foraging for food creates a satisfying deep relationship with the earth. It was delightful to see your reactions and appreciations for all the foods you tasted. For the first episode ever seen of Roadfood, what a heartwarming experience to be with the beautiful Apache people! Well done!

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Cheri Carlson

May 18th, 2022

REALLY enjoyed this program. I want to go there and try these restaurants.

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Joan Hale

May 17th, 2022

Arizona is a magical place, and your show featuring the Apache tribe, their food and reverance for the land was inspiring. Capturing their culture was educational and much appreciated!

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Anita Ricks

April 24th, 2022

Love this show and Misha. This one with the Native People was my favorite so far and seemed too short. It was over much too soon for me. Could listen to the People’s wisdom for much longer.

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Lorena Childs

March 28th, 2022

My niece is the chef at the Frybread House in Phoenix!! The food is so good. I like my food chili hot, but she also makes it mild an tasty! Just love her food!

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Gracie schott

March 26th, 2022

Very interesting, i didn’t know just how much food was in the desert. Happy they are keeping their traditions alive and teaching their children so they don’t forget.

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Marz

March 25th, 2022

The best people make the best food.

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Lisa

March 24th, 2022

Just happened to stumble upon this show over the weekend. Very interesting.

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Mary-Ann

March 23rd, 2022

Best episode so far! Love this show❤️

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Barbara

March 18th, 2022

What wonderful people! They gave me hope for a better world.

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Lynda

March 11th, 2022

4-stars. I’ll be in the Phoenix area soon, and I plan to have a meal at Fry Bread House, if they’re open. I made a note of the Wickiup Grill, just in case I’m able to get there. I also wrote down Bob Stevens’ comment about standing still, which I’ll be sharing.

I appreciate Misha’s relaxed, curious, appreciative approach to the people and the places he visits. Hope the series continues for a long time.

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Carolyn weber

February 24th, 2022

Wonderful, need more like it

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