Ohlone food from the Bay Area
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Bringing back ancestral food from the Ohlone in the Bay Area

Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Vincent Medina serves soft-boiled quail eggs during dinner at Cafe Ohlone.

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Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Soft-boiled quail eggs at Cafe Ohlone.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Maarah salad (quail eggs, fiddleheads, Indian onion, watercress pesto, yellowfoot mushrooms, smoked venison skewers, blackberry coulis) served at Cafe Ohlone.

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Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Dinner at Cafe Ohlone.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Dinner at Cafe Ohlone.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Brodiaea potatoes and their flower in a warsin basket as Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino gather ingredients.

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Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino as they gather ingredients in the Berkeley Hills for a dinner.

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Ohlone food from the Bay Area

A traditional Ohlone game with black walnut dice and willow counting sticks is displayed at the dinner.

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Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Vincent Medina, Left, playing a handgame with Grace Ruano, both members of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. While Ras K’Dee and Louis Trevino watch on during a dinner at Cafe Ohlone.

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Ohlone food from the Bay Area

A skillet with valley oak acorn flour bread is passed around at Cafe Ohlone. This is a recipe Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino drew from archival notes recorded by their community in the 1920s and ’30s.

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Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Table decor at Cafe Ohlone.

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Ohlone food from the Bay Area

A woman samples a beverage at Cafe Ohlone.

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Ohlone food from the Bay Area

A guest peels a soft-boiled quail egg during dinner at Cafe Ohlone.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Pattih dessert (hazelnut milk chia porridge with bay laurel and blackberry coulis, valley oak acorn flour brownies with crystallized salt, popped amaranth, edible flowers) served at Cafe Ohlone.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Dinner at Cafe Ohlone.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Vincent Medina gives a presentation before a dinner at Cafe Ohlone.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Close up of a leaf of “Indian lettuce” as Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino gather ingredients in the East Bay area the Ohlone have long called Halkin, with parts now in Southern Oakland, Castro Valley and Hayward.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Ohlone food from the Bay Area

Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino gather ingredients in the Berkeley Hills for a dinner at Cafe Ohlone.

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
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