Brattleboro Museum Offers Online Abenaki Cooking Demonstration | Community News

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center will present a free online Abenaki cooking demonstration with chef Jessee Lawyer on Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

Register on or 802-257-0124 ext. 101.

This event is presented as part of “Nebizun: Water is Life”, an exhibition of works by Abenaki artists from the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley regions, presented at the BMAC until October 10.

Lawyer is the head chef at Sweetwaters in Burlington. As a culinary artist, he creates indigenous specialties from Wabanaki ingredients. For the online demonstration, Lawyer will prepare moz (moose) fried rice, using moose meat, a mixture of wild and white rice, bear fat and foraged items.

Lawyer descends from a long line of Aboriginal artists. In addition to his pursuit of the culinary arts, he continues his family tradition as one of the last two Native families in the Northeast who make miniature horsetail coiled baskets. He also hand carves traditional soapstone pipes and contemporary soapstone sculptures. He is inspired by his father, who taught him to sculpt.

Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, the museum is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Allen Bros. Oil, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Four Columns Inn, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters and Whetstone Beer Co.

For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit

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