Alaska Native Eskimos have a traditional dish is creamy recipe Akutaq have very unique special, it is made from animal fat and snow.
Perhaps listening to this formula, many would think it would be very difficult to eat. However, most of those who have been eating ice cream Eskimo creams are complimented by its delicious taste.
In Yup’ik language, one of the indigenous languages of Alaska, Akutaq means “combine them together”. Indigenous people to explore and devise recipes ice cream aims to create a food rich in nutrients and energy so that they can bring it to hunt and is a way to make dishes from the original available.
Akutaq became a traditional dish of the Alaska Native dishes and is indispensable in the funeral celebration first hunt, or other festivals. It is used as a dessert or snack.
The composition of the cream Akutaq typically include animal fats such as caribou, seals; fish on the ice; new snow fall and berries. People do this ice cream is the women in the family, and they often shared the ice cream with the villagers around to festivals.
Especially as each family has its own recipe for the preparation of ice cream, and the selection of berries to make ice cream is very important and must be carefully considered because it will follow them throughout their lives. Eskimo people can still make ice cream with other fruits, but if someone is caught, that person will be despised.
Over time, today’s recipe Eskimo ice cream has to change. Instead of using animal fat, people replaced by shortening (solid fats made from vegetable oil), sugar and raisins.
This cream is a food that people choose to set Eskimo entertain, and they feel very proud to share their culture.
If you are a guest, if not used initially try little by little. If you really can not eat, then ask the oldest in the dining room help your diet, and quickly grab a plate and eat other foods that you can eat.