7/17/2019: An Ohlone … Archived. 510-643-0897 Medina said he hopes it will be a place of art and culture, but also a launching pad for gathering trips, for meaningful dialogue and for Ohlone people to see their culture outside of their home. We always recognize and acknowledge that it is our ancestors and our elders who guide this work and teach us how to gather, prepare and eat our Indigenous foods. The COVID-19 pandemic is uniting our planet as well as dividing it in powerful ways. sokoote (bay laurel) crispy duck breast with seasonal greens and Ohlone salad . We offer a variety of local Native teas that we gather at the start of each week — rose hip, yerba buena, hummingbird sage, artemisia, elderberry, black sage, and manzanita berry, when these plants are available. $10-$12. Medina recently joined his tribal council, Trevino has been doing extensive work with basketry and both participated in a language conference at UC Berkeley with the focus on reviving Ohlone languages. CAFE OHLONE. “We have a lot of obligations to keep our culture strong,” Medina said. Cafe Ohlone has a wood smoker to slowly roast our traditional meat, Native meats that we treat and obtain with respect and gratitude. After seven years of in-depth work with linguists at UC Berkeley and indigenous speakers of languages from neighboring tribes, Medina became conversationally fluent in Chochenyo. Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage, Berkeleyside, March 14, 2016. “Why can you get any kind of food from any different part of the world in the Bay Area, but you can’t get the food of this place anywhere?”. “So much of our culture is based on pattern, repetition. Wahpepah's Kitchen is in Oakland, California. Another event will happen the following week, but details are still to come. Aproximadamente el 23-11-12 Tweet Reviving Indian language Chochenyo San Francisco Chronicle ; Reviving Indian language Chochenyo … It's been a long time coming; we wholeheartedly understand the importance of the revival of our Ohlone foodways as we enter this new stage and see Ohlone foods coming out of memories of elders and the kitchens of tribal members and back into the world around us. (Wendy Kenin/Berkeleyside) Construction workers have uncovered what appear to be “pre-contact” Indian remains while working on a commercial development project in Berkeley's Fourth Street neighborhood. Medina started eating a mostly Ohlone diet, removing foods like corn, wheat flours, soy, dairy, white sugar, sodas and anything processed or with added sweeteners. Give us your … Credit: makamham / Instagram Cafe Ohlone is named for the Ohlone tribe indigenous to Northern California’s East Bay. Vincent and Louis interviewed their elders and studied Ohlonw recipes from the early nineteen-hundreds, and they created Cafe Ohlone, which is a pop-up restaurant in Berkeley, California, which has now moved online since the spread of COVID 19. 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont. A mural near the park, … The local Southside neighborhood was the scene of a major confrontation between student protesters and police in May 1969. Two weeks ago, the world’s only Ohlone restaurant lost its home when Berkeley’s 46-year-old University Press Books closed its doors. COVID-19: Vaccine updates ● The numbers ● Latest news ● Pitch in for local workers | Berkeleyside is hiring | PLUS: The Oaklandside. The Mak-’amham menu changes with the season, based on what’s available to be gathered in the East Bay hills and Carmel Valley. WATCH: Ashland's Mindess Elementary School principal gets a shout out by Ellen DeGeneres during the 'One World: Together At Home Broadcast.' Although his family represented the earliest people of the East Bay, he wondered why he never saw his culture reflected in the community at large. With the bookstore’s recent closure, the restaurant looks for a new home. “It can be very isolating when you’re Ohlone,” said Medina. After shifting our community work to a virtual model, we began to think of how to adapt Cafe Ohlone in this moment of great change. Cafe Ohlone’s combination of delicious, unique food with a history and anthropology lesson has proved popular, though the difficulties of sourcing wild foods limit how often they can open. At this time, the space is still a work in progress, with a grand opening slated for August. Photo: Cafe OhloneTwo weeks ago, the world’s only Ohlone restaurant lost its home when Berkeley’s 46-year-old University Press Books closed its doors, a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. Café Ohlone founders share ancestral wisdom to help us through the pandemic While Café Ohlone, California's first Indigenous restaurant, is shuttered as we shelter in place, co-founders, Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, take comfort in the fact that the protective measures we are all following have been practiced for many generations by their ancestors, the first inhabitants of this land. Ohlone community members Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino reconnected with their native food through their work revitalizing their native languages and culture. It was through reconnecting with his native tongue that he reconnected with Ohlone food. Café Ohlone gives a taste of the East Bay's first, most local food. Second West Berkeley human remains discovery prompts call to re-examine shellmound boundaries, Berkeleyside, May 11, 2016. “You don’t see tangible evidence about your culture anywhere even though you’re right in your home.”. 3/14/2016 Berkeleyside: Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage; 5/11/2015 Berkeleyside: Housing, restaurant, garage planned at Spenger’s lot; Video clips. venison and gathered mushroom stew chanterelle, oyster and morel mushrooms, Indian potatoes, yerba buena and … Cafe Ohlone, a small restaurant behind a bookstore in Berkeley, serves the updated native foods of the Bay Area, along with some history. For the Academics: “Why Here? The truth is, we also come from powerful and strong people who survived this difficulty that still exists today.”, Cafe Ohlone by Mak-‘amham will be inside University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way (between Dana and Telegraph), Berkeley. Vincent Medina, a member of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and the co-founder of a new Ohlone-run cafe in Berkeley, grew up in San Lorenzo, on the very land his ancestors have always lived on. The homeless encampment at Old City Hall was disbanded early Thursday morning by Berkeley officials, as first reported by Berkeleyside.. r/oakland • Posted by. The Bay Area’s Only Ohlone Restaurant Unveils Its First Ever Takeout Offering Even during this time of unprecedented variety, Cafe Ohlone’s new takeout boxes are one of a kind It’s a small backyard restaurant serving up big flavors with even bigger dreams. Anna Mindess writes about food, culture, travel, and immigrants’ stories for AFAR, Fodor’s, KQED Bay Area Bites, Berkeleyside, and Oakland Magazine. Medina said the repetition of ingredients has a purpose. Donate to Berkeleyside and support independent local journalism. As with all Cafe Ohlone meals, a portion of the proceeds goes back to the community. The East Bay’s first and most local cuisine will soon be served at a new cafe in Berkeley run by members of the Muwekma Ohlone tribe. Best Cafés in Berkeley, California: Find Tripadvisor traveler reviews of Berkeley Cafés and search by price, location, and more. All described, of course, is depending on availability of seasonal ingredients. At Cafe Ohlone in Berkeley, CA, cofounders Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino cook traditional Ohlone food using ingredients that are almost entirely indigenous to California’s East Bay, such as hand-harvested salt and California bay laurel. Cafe Ohlone will be open three days a week, most likely 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Look at these sources: berkeleyside.com, berkeleyside.com, and so on. As a kid, Medina didn’t know anything about traditional Ohlone foods. It’s developers vs Native Americans in battle over Berkeley shellmound, Meet the East Bay maker of sweet, golden Ethiopian honey wine, Beyond the campus food pantry: Ruben Canedo takes on student hunger crisis, 44th anniversary party for University Press Books and the Musical Offering Cafe. Please note the text below is prior to the COVID closure of our Berkeley location. While Café Ohlone, California's first Indigenous restaurant, is shuttered as we shelter in place, co-founders, Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, take comfort in the fact that the protective measures we are all following have been practiced for many generations by their ancestors, the first inhabitants of this … This is a way that our culture become cemented and solidified in our identities.”. When he took these foods out of his diet, he said felt energized, more athletically active and with a clearer mind. eastbayexpress.com — click to enlarge Photo Courtesy of Adam Sings in the Timber CURATED COOKING: Part of Louis Trevino’s (pictured) vision with partner and co-founder Vincent Medina was to bring ‘indigenous food sovereignty back to the East Bay.’ On the Sunday afternoon Cafe Ohlone opened in 2018, a line of eager and attentive people packed onto the patio at University Press Books. Resource guides are from the Alameda Health Consortium and the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium. 12/15/2020: My Ancestors’ Home— Narrated by Corrina Gould 2:46 min, created by Chris Walker and Corrina Gould in collaboration with the Sacred Land Film Project. No info on opening hours. It was one of her favorite foods, and he remembers she would gather it whenever she could, even in front of bus stations. Channel: 1900 Fourth Street – Berkeleyside NSFW? “We handle all parts of your cocktail party,” owner Noel Crist told Berkeleyside of Spicy Hideaway’s Chinatown location, which is closed for the holidays. Acorns are used to make soup (paamu) and flatbread (yuu-pitlaš). Yerba buena (čawrišim), which belongs to the mint family, is used as an herb to flavor dishes and an ingredient for tea. On the Sunday afternoon Cafe Ohlone opened in 2018, a line of eager and attentive people packed onto the patio at University Press Books. Browsing All 4 Browse Latest View Live Mark channel Not-Safe-For-Work? support our community work and construction. (510) 659-6285, www.ohlone.edu. "CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S OVO,"-- through Jan. 24. Vincent Medina, a member of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and the co-founder of a new Ohlone-run cafe in Berkeley, grew up in San Lorenzo, on the very land his ancestors have always lived on. Mak-’amham holds pop-up events and offers catering services to fund monthly events where they cook for the Ohlone community. Sarah Han is Nosh editor at Berkeleyside. Medina said they may eventually expand hours, depending on the public’s response. Oct 14, 2018 - Two activists will open Cafe Ohlone to serve contemporary takes on traditional Indigenous cuisine using gathered ingredients native to their ancestors. At these meals, the food inspires the community to talk, not only about foods they remember, but family history and larger hopes for the community’s future. We are proud to be a part of bringing back something we have been lacking for too long — our food. The cafe will be completely Ohlone-run, serving only pre-colonial, pre-contact foods. Here Ohlone people can see our culture and cuisine reflected in the public and people outside the Ohlone community can experience the richness of our traditional food while seeing the vibrancy of contemporary Ohlone identity. 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