ESKIMO COOK BOOK Author:STUDENTS OF SHISHMAREF DAY SCHOOL Churches and women's organizations often print cook books with favorite recipes donated by their members. This tiny cook book is of recipes for finding, cooking, and storing food, donated by Eskimo children. It has drawings (mostly of vegetables we're not likely to know) and the native names for some things. — Like: Willow Meats. "Inside of b... more »arbirch there is something that is yellowish. That is called the meat of willows. They are very good to eat. People eat them with sugar and seal oil. First clean off the barbirch from the meat of the willow. There is also soft green barbirch inside of outside barbirch. Never eat green stuff on willows. Often times we use a knife to scrape off the barbirch. I don't think they use oolo for scraping off. the barbirch." By Augustine Tocktoo. At the bottom of the recipe is a drawing of an oolo (an Eskimo knife). And above the recipe is a drawing of the willow, by Emma Okie.
The vegetable dishes are fascinating. The meat dishes (including seal, owl, and white whale) leave me a bit queasy. I was surprised by how important the preserving of food (usually by burying it with specific herbs until needed for winter) is - but that makes sense.
No publication date - but obviously before the general use of "Inuit."« less