Chef Jennifer Lessard preparing meal


Chef Jenni Lessard – Learning Michif through traditional and contemporary food/cooking

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Jenni Lessard is one of Canada’s top chefs and proud of her Saskatchewan Métis roots. She and Leah talk about why making and processing traditional Métis foods, including the harvesting of local ingredients, helps contribute to the preservation of Michif language and identity. Chef Jenni Lessard is an independent chef consultant, and former executive chef at Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatoon.

“I made this duck and oatmeal soup, and it’s just savory and creamy, and if you smoke the duck, it would be smoky. And it just tastes nourishing, as my grandmother would say.”

Chef Jenni Lessard
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