WATTS, Dolly




Author Tags: Cookbook

DATE OF BIRTH: June 24, 1935
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hazelton

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: Gitksan First Nation

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Retired

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Where People Feast, An Indigenous People's Cookbook (Arsenal Pulp Press 2007)

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: As the owner of Vancouver's Liliget Feast House, Dolly Watts from the Git'ksan First Nations and her daughter from the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations have used their two decades of experience in the restaurant business to compile a cookbook, "Where People Feast: An Indigenous People's Cookbook" (Arsenal Pulp 2007; 3rd printing Arsenal 2014), that sheds light on the unique culinary traditions and cooking techniques of Native American people who live along the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia, Canada. This collection shows how to prepare and preserve wild game, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and unusual ingredients such as oolichan, herring roe, and sopalali berries, (all of which can be purchased online from distributors if not from your local, specialty or gourmet markets). In 2004, Dolly Watts was declared a winner on an episode of the Food Network's BC Iron Chef program. Dolly was also recognized with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for business and commerce. Acc!
olades for the restaurant include: The New York Times gave Liliget a four-star recommendation, Where Magazine voted it Best Ethnic Cuisine, and Aboriginal Tourism BC awarded Liliget with the Excellence in Customer Service Award. 1-55152-221-7 $24.95

PHOTO: Dolly and Annie Watts

[BCBW 2014] "Cookbook"