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  • n. A common food in western Alaska, consisting of whipped fat mixed with berries and sometimes fish and sugar.


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  • Berries are baked into pies, preserved for long winters and, in Native villages, mixed with animal fat or fish oil to create a sweet delicacy called akutaq.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Alaskans apparently scream for akutaq, an ice cream-like confection made from reindeer fat, seal oil and salmonberries. -

  • It's not just the Native masks on the wall, the salmon strips on the table or the bowl of akutaq (Eskimo ice cream) in the fridge, it's also the seal-skin ball dangling by rope from the cathedral ceiling in the middle of her living room.

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News


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