Native American-inspired Venison Dinner

March 01
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Native American-inspired Venison Dinner

Native American-inspired Venison Dinner

Before Europeans arrived in the Western Hemisphere, the indigenous peoples living here enjoyed a variety of meats that aren’t too popular these days: deer, squirrel, rabbit, muskrat, caribou, antelope. Native American hunters thanked the Creator and the animals themselves for providing sustenance, and they used more than just the meat from the creatures whose lives they took: hides were turned into clothing, bones and skulls were used in ceremonies. The Lakota prayer “Mitakuye Oyasin” – which means “all my relations” – reflects the Native American worldview that everything in this world is related, interconnected, and interdependent. We’re all in this together!

Join us on March 1st for a Native American-inspired dinner that honors the abundance of Awbury and the surrounding land. The menu will include:

    • • Main Course options: (1) Venison Stew OR (2) Three Sisters Polenta with Mushrooms and Tomatoes (VG)
    • • Winter Salad (VG)
    • • Corn Bread
    • • Hibiscus Agua Fresca
    • • Haupia (Hawaiian coconut dessert) (VG)
    • • Chocolate Crinkly Cookies



Zea May’s Kitchen is a mission-driven business that strives to promote an understanding of Native American cultures through food. The name “Zea May’s” comes from the scientific name for corn: zea mays, First domesticated in Central American thousands of years ago, corn became a staple crop throughout the pre-conquest Americas, and today it is one of the most important food crops in the world.

Zea May’s Kitchen is owned by Sue Wasserkrug, a 20-year resident of northwest Philadelphia. Trained as an anthropologist, lawyer, mediator, and photographer, Sue is a self-taught chef who loves to share food inspired by Native American culinary traditions. She has had a life-long interest in Native American cultures, possibly because she was Native American in a previous life. You may have enjoyed some of her food when she operated a food truck in Philadelphia a few years ago.


The experience is $35.00 per person, the food is free and the event is BYOB. The dinner is at the Cope House (1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA)

This event is SOLD OUT.