They are not comprehensive; nor are they presented in a standardized format containing exactly the same information for each state, as you would find in an encyclopedia.
Raw blubber was often enjoyed mixed in with meat or berries, while blood soup and dried intestines were favored as snacks.Because they ate raw food, and every part of the animal, the Inuit did not lack vitamins, even though they had almost no vegetables to eat.Pale wine made from native grapes and oranges; peaches baked in sugar-crust tarts; baked, stuffed Gulf snapper; and and endless variety of aromatic soups and sauces were being served.Native squash was baked and candied, and Gulf shrimp were used in bisques and jambalayas...Recheck until pick comes out clean.] "Cheese Straws 2 cups grated cheese 2 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 heaping tablespoon butter 1/4 teaspoon red pepper make into stiff dough with ice-cold sweet mik and water mixed.
Roll thin, cut into narrow strips and bake quickly." ---New York World's Fair Cook Book: The American Kitchen, Crosby Gaige [Doubleday, Doran:nw York] 1939 (p. 175) In Alaska, as true for places on earth, the concept of "traditional meals" depends up time and peoples.
With the introduction of modern Western-type food, including convenience foods, over the past two or three decades, the Inuit diet has changed, and not for the better.
The consumption of foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates has resulted in tooth decay and other diet-related problems." ---Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, Volume 1: Americas, Timothy L. 246) "The greatest challenge to Eskimo survival was not the cold, but the difficulty of obtaining food, since the only food resources their country provides in any quantity are mammals and fish...
Eskimos proved beyond any doubt that humans can be sustained by meat and fish alone.
To do it, they had to consume not only the meat of each type of animal and fish they killed, but also the blubber or fat, the eyes, the nutritious organ meats (especially the liver and kidneys) of the smaller dead mammals, fish livers, and the brain, tongue, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach, stomach contents, intestines and bone marrow of the caribou.
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