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Bemidji Pioneer: Class learns to make cattail cakes at Leech Lake Tribal College


September 13, 2017

LEECH LAKE -- The process of cooking cattail cakes does not look appetizing.

To mix the batter, a chef must pull apart the flower head to collect the dandelion-like fluff, then mix it with either flour or cattail root starch, vinegar and ashes -- yes, ashes -- from a hardwood like maple.


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