Auntie's Fry Bread - has anyone tried them yet?
A food truck that I've never seen before showed up on Abbot Kinney today. Auntie's Fry Bread was parked near California Ave around mid-afternoon. I remember reading a brief article in the LA Times about these folks who were setting up at farmers markets at the time of the article.
Frybread is what you get when you drive people off their native lands where they subsisted on what nature provided, crowd them into reservations, and then supply them with "staple foods": flour, sugar, salt, lard, honey, baking powder, powdered milk, and dried beans.
To some of those people, it has become a sacred tradition; a food to be eaten until the earth is once again purified; a reminder of their long exile and the days of their captivity. To others, it's just a food to be shared on social occasions, or sustenance to be consumed in the breaks between long sessions of singing and drumming in the pow-wow circle.
And now I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. :-) Ya-ta-hey!