Friday, August 1, 2014

Qaqamiiĝux̂: Traditional Foods and Recipes from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands

The APIA (Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) has published a new book on traditional Unangan foods.  I ordered the book but haven't received it yet so I can't write a review yet.
Here is the book description from the APIA website:

Qaqamiiĝux̂ is a compilation of the stories, experiences, recipes, and wisdom shared by elders, food preparers, and hunters from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Region of Alaska about the use of traditional / local foods, from the land and sea. Literally translated, qaqamiigux means to hunt or fish for food and collect plants, or subsistence, in Unangam tunuu (M. Dirks, 2014). This book is a cultural, historical, and nutritional tribute to the traditional foods from the region.
Some of the highlights of this book include:
  • hundreds of words in Unangam tunuu
  • traditional values and stories
  • historic and contemporary information on harvesting, preserving, and preparing traditional foods
  • beautiful historic photos from collections worldwide
  • hundreds of recipes
  • nutrition information for every traditional food, when available, including colorful graphics highlighting the nutritional value in comparison to store-bought foods
  • information on the role traditional foods play in the prevention of dietary-related diseases
Author: Suanne Unger
Publisher: Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.
ISBN:  978-0-9914591-0-0

If you're interested in buying the book, here is a link to the APIA website: traditional-foods-recipes.

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