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Four Directions American Mother Porridge

Four Directions American Mother Porridge

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Four Directions American Mother Porridge. Quinoa, dried cranberries, pumpkin seed milk, amaranth seeds and sunflower seeds. This porridge forms a dish nutrient dense enough to wean babies off mother's milk. Depicted in the background are iconic American game such as bison, salmon, and turkey.

The Story

"I have one of your cards from an event that you did showing your art, and it says that you are a Storyteller, so I would interested in chatting more."

This was part of a voicemail left on my business phone early November 2023. It took a lot of phone tag but I eventually discovered that the person who left this call was Victoria of Anythink Libraries. During a phone call outside the Michaels in Arvada, I finally get a hold of hold of her. She is doing a story telling series and thinks I might do spoken word or something like that. I explain to her that these days my story telling is more about marketing and writing articles about food than presentations worthy of TEDx stage. I ask however if any other the other storytellers she's hiring are in the food industry. This is how I'm introduced to Andrea of Four Directions Cuisine.

A graduate of Culinary Institute of America, native Venezuelan, and advocate for indigenous rights, Chef Andrea knows her American food. I'm not talking burgers, hot dogs and fries. I'm talking quinoa, amaranth, cocoa, and pumpkin: the OG American food. As someone who does a fair amount of food research herself, I can tell very quickly over a 3-way Zoom call that Andrea really knows her stuff. Contrary to mainstream academic opinion, my food research has led me to believe that the Native American of pre-Colombia North and South America were indeed quite technologically advanced. It's just that instead of investing electro-mechanical technology, the Frist Nations of American were agriculturally advanced. Later conversation with Andrea reveal that 70% of exported food comes out American and are based off the foods that the indigenous Americans cultivated over thousands of years. This fact took even me by surpised as I had assumed that Asai was the world great food exportors, evidenced by the Chinese, Indian, and Middle eastern influences in my own spice cabinet.

Specifications

All M. J. Star Creation products are printed in United States. Over 80% of products purchase are printed by local small business in the great state of Colorado. It's my goal for all my products to be made in Colorado by the end of 2023. #supportlocal

Museum Quality Print

  • Sunset Watercolor Textured Print
  • Museum-level quality
  • Printed on archival paper that lasts for decades
  • Printed by Boulder Fine Art Reproduction in Lafayette, Colorado

Aluminum Print

Printed on aluminum dibond looks amazing and lasts a lifetime. As it is light it is well-suited also for large formats and art pieces. Colors are highly saturated, even in large monochrome areas. The print is matte and glare-free. The white and bright areas have a faint silky gloss.

  • Matte and glare-free
  • Printed and shipped on demand
  • Printed by Scudder Press Thornton, Colorado

Canvas

  • Canvas frames are made of FSC® certified wood. When not available PEFC or equivalent.
  • 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2") thick frame
  • Shipped in protective packaging and strong boxes to ensure no damage during transportation.
  • Mounting kit included
  • Printed by Boulder Fine Art Reproduction in Lafayette, Colorado

Coaster

  • Made in USA
  • High-gloss polyester-coated top and excellent color vibrancy so you art looks great
  • 3.75″ X 3.75″
  • Genuine cork bottom finished
  • Printed by Both Sides Design in Mead, Colorado

Magnet

  • For indoor or outdoor use
  • Lightweight
  • Good for indoor and outdoor use
  • Printed by Scudder Press Thornton, Colorado

Greeting Card

  • Are 4" x 6" when closed
  • Are 8" x 6" when opened
  • Includes an envelope for each card
  • Blank inside so you can include what ever message you want
  • Printed by Scudder Press Thornton, Colorado

About Four Directions Cuisine

Location: Arvada, CO

What to expect: Authentic Indigenous America, vegan friend options, food and history education

From fourdirectionscuisine.com

FOUR DIRECTIONS CUISINE

Rooted in Indigenous culture and trained in classical techniques, Chef Andrea Murdoch is committed to making our world a healthier, more beautiful and sustainable home, one plate at a time.

INDIGENOUS FOOD, INGREDIENTS & ACTIVISM

In a world of mass-production, we crave authentic, beautiful and healthy food to nourish and delight us. Chef Andrea is an Andean Native from Venezuela who passionately blends ancient ingredients with modern creativity to create elevated Indigenous cuisine. Allow her to introduce you to her magical world where you may:

  • Sample upscale Indigenous cuisine served with a modern flair
  • Source ingredients and tools produced by local and Native American businesses
  • Learn about projects producing local, nutritious and culturally appropriate food

CUISINE

Chef Andrea has created thoughtful, unique and innovative dishes by blending regional Indigenous flavors from North, Central and South America. She takes pride in telling Native stories through food – and in her interpretation of Indigenous cuisine, ancient meets modern, thought meets emotion and reality meets whimsy.

Shipping & Returns

All products made to order in the United States of America. After your order is placed, it can take 3-7 days to get a tracking number.

U.S.A.: Arrives in 5-12 days

Canada: Arrives in 7-20 days

Europe: Arrives in 7-20 days

Elsewhere: Arrives in 10-26 days

See our Shipping Policy and Return Policy for more details.

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About the Artist

The only thing I enjoy more than eating Colorado food culture is drawing it.

I'm M. J. Star. I moved to Colorado in 2019 and have been drawing digitally for almost 2 decades. In early 2022, I started drawing art that depicts Colorado's rich food and drink culture. I've been traveling the state going to various breweries, wineries, cideries, bars, and restaurants. I try their food and drinks, and transform all of that into art that celebrates Colorado's blossoming local food culture.

My shop features all original art work draw on my mobile tablet.

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