EALLU book about the Arctic indigenous food culture is nominated for the Gourmand Awards

March 19, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaEALLU, ICR/WRH

EALLU is a book about food culture of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, which is nominated for major food culture event in the world – the Gourmand Awards. The book describes the food culture, recipes and traditional knowledge about nutrition of the 13 indigenous peoples of the Arctic (Nenets, Saami, Chukchi, Koryak, Dolgan, Evenki, Even, Yukagir, Dukha, Inuit, Aleut, Gwichin, Athabaskan). More than 50 authors have contributed with their knowledge to the book; most of authors are young representatives of indigenous peoples of the Arctic, which is the first of its kind to present an overview of the food cultures belonging to the Arctic indigenous peoples.

The publication of the EALLU cook book was an intermediate result of a project implemented by the Association of World Reindeer Herders and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry: “EALLU: indigenous youth, Arctic change and food culture”. The book was launched at the Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council, which was in Fairbanks (Alaska) in May 2017.

EALLU cookbook is nominated in three categories: “The best cookbook of the year in all categories”, “Sustainable” and “Culinary Heritage”. The awarding ceremony of the Gourmand Awards will take place at the end of May 2018 in Yantai, China.

You can download the EALLU book here

Learn more about the Gourmand Awards