did you know? people have blogs totally dedicated to foods?
i never have a lot to say about food, except that i eat it.
lately, i have been watching anthony bourdain's no reservations
it is a show dedicated to foods, travelling and trying whatever food is given.
so i have been thinking about food, our foods
the so called traditional foods, country foods
and how that might affect our culture.
what do you eat? and once we add carrots, onions, broccoli or potatoes,
is it still traditional?
what constitutes traditional?
the liver of a caribou? does it just involve the meat?
how many of us eat the head of a caribou? are we traditional if we don't?
how many of us eat polar bear? igunaq (fermented meat)?
ptarmigans? seal intestines? male ringed seal (tiggaminiq)?
ducks? beluga meat, not just the maktaaq?
have you had qisaruaq (Caribou stomach lining)?
tunnuq? tongue? seal liver, kidneys?
what is available at what times of the year?
is the duck at its prime in july?
baby seals in august?
bull caribou in october?
is our diet dictated by seasons? when is food best?
cooked or raw?
can we still eat nothing but country foods?
can we eat these words? will they sustain us?