Patras are made by first spreading a spiced batter of the nutritious garbanzo bean flour on taro leaves and then rolling them into logs, steaming the logs and finally cutting them into slices to pan-fry them briefly.
My career as a Fine Dining Chef career spans decades in five-star hotels and restaurants. I have an M.A.Ed. with a focus on Nutritional Health and Fast Food Marketing; all of this means nothing in the field of work I do as a Chef Educator for “at risk youth.” I run a fine dining restaurant open to the public.
John Farais, a local chef, cooks with the same ingredients that the Native Americans relied on, but uses modern kitchen technology to create contemporary dishes.