Loretta Barrett Oden, host of New England Emmy-winning Seasoned With Spirit, began her passionate relationship with food as a small child at the side of her mother, grandmothers and aunts in Oklahoma.
She spent most of her adult years raising her family, cooking, studying, teaching and adapting recipes to preserve the culinary legacy of her upbringing. In the 1990s, she and her son, the late chef Clayton Oden, opened the Corn Dance Cafe, the first restaurant to showcase the bounty of food indigenous to the Americas.
She has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “In Food Today” and “Cooking Live” and in the New York Times, Prevention Magazine, Sunset, Veranda, Food Arts and National Geographic Traveler. She also served as a guest chef in the Robert Mondavi “Great Chefs” series and the 2006 Taste3 Celebration in Napa, and on Barbara Pool Fenzl’s public television series, “Savor the Southwest.”