Knowledge Base

We encourage sharing knowledge across the region and believe we can learn a lot from getting inspiration from each other. So, we will be sharing knowledge, from organisations or projects or just good stories. And we know there are many more amazing projects out there, that we don’t know of, so please inform us about what we are missing.

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EALLU cookbook

A cookbook of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples abundance and diversity of food cultures. The Arctic hosts an extraordinary food culture, built on 10,000 years of knowledge, and intergenerational knowledge transfer.

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Cooking with Polar Bear Meat & Caribou Head

With the Munchies cooking local food in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

In Greenland we eat from nature

About the project Umami, that aims to describe the microbiology of Inuit fermented foods.

“If you turn the food pyramid upside down, you have the Greenlandic diet”, microbiologist Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann.

Read article at Five Media

How Icelandic Fermented Shark Is Made

Greenland shark is the most toxic shark in the world. Due to its rich ammonia concentration, eating its fresh meat could even lead to death. Only after a long curing process, it becomes safe to eat. By Food Insider

Inupiaq food: A Barrow family describes how whale is prepared

For seventeen-year-old Michelle Kaleak, spring whaling season is her favorite time of year in Barrow. From Anchorage Daily News

Yakutian Traditional Food: raw horse meat, frozen fish and more!

What is traditional Yakutian food? This video shows you real Yakutian cuisine from the coldest town in the world – Yakutsk. By Kiun B


Nordic Food in Tourism

What will the purpose of regional food in tomorrow´s tourism be? A project about how food and culinary heritage are a vital part of nations’ image. With great examples from different countries in the Arctic and Subarctic.

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Slow Food international

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.

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Slow Food Sapmi

Slow Food Sápmi covers Sami areas in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. Slow Foods’ ideology of Clean, Good and Fair food fits in well with Sami values where nature’s conditions and holistic view should prevail in life, operations and culture.

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The International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry

A project of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and the Association of World Reindeer Herders (Assn WRH).

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Terra Madra

Terra Madre is an international network of food communities – groups of small-scale producers and others united by the production of a particular food and closely linked to a geographic area.

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Nordic Genetic Resource Center

joint genebank and knowledge center for genetic resources in the Nordic countries

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Inuit Sila

Organisation supporting coastal fishermen and hunters

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NERISA – an Arctic Food Cluster

A cluster of food professionals in Nuuk, Greenland.

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Ruokatieto Yhdistys ry (Finfood – Finnish Food Information)

An association that promotes Finnish food culture

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The joint meal

A project about getting people together through joint meals.

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Arctic Food from Finland

The Arctic Food from Finland concept tells the story of Arctic food.

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Food at Silverskär

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Åland on a plate

VisitÅlands guide to food

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Matís works on a variety of projects in the food industry, with an emphasis on innovation and added value. The projects are carried out in collaboration with domestic food producers, universities and all those who in some way provide services to the food industry.

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Dill restaurant

Inspired by the Icelandic landscape and dedicated to fresh ingredients, foraging and sustainability, at DILL, we aim to share an exceptional dining experience that reflects the compelling characteristics of our land.

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Wild Canadian Meat

Information, recipes and inspiration about seal meat, seal oil etc.

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Edible Animals of the Sea

A cook book with a collection of seal and fish recipes collected from across Nunavut. 

Article about the book

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The Future of Sustainable Gastronomy

A continuation of the Nordic Talks series featuring discussions on sustainability within the culinary world.

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Arktisk Mat

ArktiskMat (Arctic Food) is an annual event in the picturesque town of Mosjøen. ArktiskMat is a meeting place for young and established chefs and food people, who would like a greater insight in what moves around in the Arctic region.

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Sapmi slow food with Ingrid Pilto

As far away as you can get from industrial foods, you’ll find Sámi food traditions. Nothing goes to waste. Everything has its own unique flavour. Meet Ingrid Pilto, a Sámi food creator.

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Eldrimner is a national center for food crafts. They share knowledge, provide support and inspiration to food craftsmen throughout Sweden.

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