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    Default And for dinner........ Seal Blubber.....

    At the northern most nursing home.......



    http://www.slate.com/articles/health...l_blubber.html
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    It's kind of disgusting, but some people like it. Maqtaq, though, doesn't have much flavour unless you marinate it. Maybe a bit like nutmeg on its own, but mostly just like chewing rubber.

    What are you doing about it?




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    a good story and I wish them luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Allen View Post
    a good story and I wish them luck
    It bothers me that the government has to stick their
    collective noses into the dietary of native people
    to begin with....think about it. Would you want your
    whole diet to change to foods you have never had
    in your life just because you got old?

    Think about what you eat now the kinds of food you
    are accustomed to..... Now go live in a place that
    serves only foods like the Inuit live off of... put the shoe
    on the other foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    It bothers me that the government has to stick their
    collective noses into the dietary of native people
    to begin with....think about it. Would you want your
    whole diet to change to foods you have never had
    in your life just because you got old?

    Think about what you eat now the kinds of food you
    are accustomed to..... Now go live in a place that
    serves only foods like the Inuit live off of... put the shoe
    on the other foot.
    regulation for "their" own good... the reason I am cautious about feel good legislation
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    William Henry Dana mentions this delicacy in Two Years Before the Mast in regards Russian whalers, that the grease oozed out of their pores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    It's kind of disgusting, but some people like it. Maqtaq, though, doesn't have much flavour unless you marinate it. Maybe a bit like nutmeg on its own, but mostly just like chewing rubber.
    I've had it! Didn't really like it. Prefer Haggis!

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    It kept Shackeltons boys alive dint it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    It kept Shackeltons boys alive dint it?
    Not long enough apparently!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Allen View Post
    ... for "their" own good...
    Add this to the list of things we have done to North America's first nations 'for their own good'. So now the survivors, descended from the ones we didn't kill outright, don't even get to die the way they want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Not long enough apparently!
    He did not lose a man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    He did not lose a man.
    Third voyage, he didn't survive but, to be honest I don't know a lot about them other than he died in debt and he didn't accomplish what he'd hope to.And I do tend to confuse him with Franklin.

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    Flavor or not, I doubt most sane people would eat that stuff if they could see how it's made. My wife's lab is doing some work for those folks in an effort to figure out what exactly is occasionally creating botulism toxin in their foods. Butchering the animals on a rock on the beach, or maybe (if you're lucky) on a sheet of cardboard on the beach would certainly raise the eyebrows of any government health official. The oil that they use on just about everything as a dipping sauce is made by dumping a lot of blubber into a garbage can and stirring it twice a day for about 60 days with a stick (the same stick which is probably stored leaning up against the can) until it's become rendered into a liquid. She says the stuff just reeks, but to each his own, I guess. I wouldn't want to tell someone what they can or can not eat, but you can certainly see why the government folks are rather horrified about it.

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    Default Re: And for dinner........ Seal Blubber.....

    Shackelton did die of a heart attack, probably related to hypercholesterolemia, so maybe blubber did kill him

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    Shackelton did die of a heart attack, probably related to hypercholesterolemia, so maybe blubber did kill him
    He was only 47! Then again, we're talking earlier 20th century!

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    Default Re: And for dinner........ Seal Blubber.....

    Can someone point me to the ACTUAL literature describing the 'ultimate "EsquimaX" delicacy' of ptarmigans stuffed [after being plucked, but NOT eviscerated] into a sealskin body (which HAD been eviscerated and had all of the meat and bones removed,but [as much as possible] the fat retained and the body (skin and flippers0 retained whole.

    A good-sized sealskin with the head removed and the "innards" removed will take 200 to 250 ptarmigan to fill it (and it can be many more, depending on the size and species of the seal).

    Once the neck is sealed shut and then stitched closed, it is stored under the ice (preferably under the main Igloo of the tribe) for a time (determinate by the tribe's Shaman)
    and usually opened in the spring as, [not so much as a delicacy but] an affirmation that the year has turned, upon which the bodies of the ptarmigan have turned to (we draw here the curtain of civilized propriety across a description of the substance here ALMOST described) into an indescribably flavourful.... well, it's one of the great Experiances Gustatorial of the Universe.

    I can attest to the fact that this is true. I is done eat with them and had the seal-fermented ptarmigan.

    Disgusting.

    Wonderful.

    Delicious to any exponent you may care to impose.




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