#CafeOhlone: Language, Food, Community

 Speaker: Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino | Air Date: October 12, 2018 | Run Time: 52mins | S1 E6 The Native Seed Pod Series

Speaker: Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino | Air Date: October 12, 2018 | Run Time: 52mins | S1 E6 The Native Seed Pod Series

#CafeOhlone: Language, Food, Community

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For this episode we sit down with California Native chefs and educators Vincent Medina (Muwekma Ohlone) and Louis Trevino (Rumsen Ohlone), to talk about their journey revitalizing Ohlone languages and foods in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area community and across the globe. Tucked into the quiet corner of a busy Berkeley bookstore we joined Vince and Louis at the site of their new “permanent pop-up” restaurant, Café Ohlone.

This unique Native California Indian food gathering place is the first of its kind as it focuses on the traditional Ohlone foods of the East Bay and creates a safe space for community to gather and share food and stories. From the delicious menu featuring seasonal foods like acorn bread and quail eggs to their recent work sharing these foods at the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto gathering in Turin, Italy, they talk about reconnecting with the values, respect and love their ancestors shared with the land, plants and foods of their traditional homelands.

Additional Resources

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  • Café Ohlone 
    2430 Bancroft Way, xučyun (Berkeley, California)
    Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

  • CafeOhlone.com

  • Twitter: @makamham

  • Instagram: makamham

  • Hashtag: #cafeohlone

CREDITS

Host/Writer/Director: Melissa K. Nelson
Producer: Sara Moncada
Co-producer: Mateo Hinojosa
Audio Editor and Engineer: Colin Farish
Assistants: Yvonne Martinez

Songs (in order of appearance):

Opening theme song (excerpt): “Life” by Colin Farish featuring Airto Moreira on seed pods and Glen Velez on Irish Bodran frame drum