This is how Choctaws forever have cooked… So, in order to keep it and being able to learn how to cook outdoors, and not move inside, not do the crockpot, not going to the can and opening it up. This is our culture.
Traditional foods such as fry bread and hominy, cooked over a wood fire outdoors, help the Mississippi Band of Choctaw preserve their culture and pass it on to the next generation. Cooking outdoors allows for neighbors to visit and share stories or tips, and serves as a site of gathering for the small community.
To learn more about Choctaw tribe in Mississippi, visit their website. Watch the film by Joe York here.