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Nirjutit Imaani: Edible Animals of the Sea

Recipes and Stories from Across Nunavut

by (author) Nunavut Arctic College

Nunavut Arctic College
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Canadian, Native American, Seafood
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
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Nirjutit Imaani: Edible Animals of the Sea is more than a cookbook. It is a window into Inuit traditions, practices, and language through recipes and stories dedicated to fish and seal.

With a foreword by chef Sheila Flaherty.

More than 40 people from across Nunavut’s twenty-five communities contributed recipes and short narratives about the preparation and significance of country food to Inuit well-being.

56 recipes for seal, arctic char, turbot, cod, and whitefish accompanied by full colour photos presented in English and the Inuktut dialect and writing system of the originating region.

Includes: illustrations of tools and techniques for preparing fish and Inuit harvesting tools, and cooking on the land; notes on harvesting, cooking, and fermenting seal; parts of a seal diagram; notes on dialects and writing systems; and vivid colour photographs.

Ideal for students and all people interested in learning more about Nunavut through food and food stories, illustrations, and images.

About the author

Nunavut Arctic College, or NAC, is a public agency of the Government of Nunavut that was created through the Nunavut Arctic College Act on January 1st, 1995 and service the largest post-secondary service region in Canada.

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