Monday, August 8, 2022

The Dessert Made With Fish

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Willife, Nature, Culture, Science & Society

Ed Hessler

“In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.” (See United States Census Bureau)

There is one ice cream not many of us have had, one made with fish. On the last day of National Ice Cream Month CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti treats us to an ice cream known as Akutaq (the word means "mix them together) -- aka Eskimo Ice cream. Originally, one of its very unique features was that it is made only from "ingredients hunted and gathered." 

Vigliotti went along on one fishing trip and had the pleasure of catching one of the  ingredients - pikefish. He also participated in preparing this part of the dish.

Here is a history with recipes of Akutaq. Vigliotti appears to have had the real original.

This is another example of the myriad ways humans have used nature for food, using what the environment and their ingenuity made possible.

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