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June 2016

Bring your appetite as we explore all the ways we eat: from raw whale blubber in Nunavut, to raw oysters in downtown Whitehorse. Flip through our Food & Drink guide, showcasing the best craft beer, barbecue and fish and chips the North has to offer. Plus, learn about how you can live off the land north of 60 with our Wild Diet feature. Herb Mathisen writes that we can indeed have agriculture in the Arctic, and it may even be better than the current model of shipping food North. Finally, try your hand at some of the best bannock recipes in the North. 

In This Issue

Labrador tea, steeped, is high in vitamin C and a good relaxant.

Green Foods, Plant Medicines

17 nutritional and medicinal plants that crop up in the North's summertime

By Francis Tessier-Burns, Tim Edwards
Jun 14
Flying in fast food. Illustration by Beth Covvey

Long Distance Cravings

Where a Big Mac is a really big deal

By Herb Mathisen
Jun 13
Ryan Matthew pours the drinks. Next time you see him, you might be seeing double. Photo by Chris Healy

Get Bombed At The Brothel

Drinks are up at Bombay Peggy's in Dawson City

By Up Here
Jun 10
Plans from Clarence Birdseye's 1930 patent for quick-frozen fish. (Public Domain)

The Frozen Food Aisle

How the Inuit inspired the freezer, and a new era of food preservation

By Daniel Campbell
Jun 09
"If we're not renovating a space, we're opening something," says Schmidt (on right). Photo by Daren Gallo

Change Is Good

A timeline of the Schmidt-Kent Empire of Whitehorse

By Up Here
Jun 08
Made in the Yukon: Hay is a big cash crop in the Yukon; local producers can compete with southern farms because they don't have to pay major transport costs. Photo by Cathie Archbould

Can The North Feed Itself?

With caribou gut compost and narwhal chicken feed, Northerners are finding creative ways to produce their own food. But with some real climate and market handicaps, how far can Northern agriculture actually take us?

By Up Here
Jun 07
Woodsmoke in a land without trees. Photo by Anubha Momin/Finding True North

A Fine Southern Tradition

Bringing southern-style barbecue to Iqaluit at Big Racks

By Up Here
Jun 06
If you build it, they will come. Fletcher Stevens is serving up what Yellowknifers always wanted. Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Yellowknife's Pride

The NWT Brewing Company takes hold in the city's Woodyard

By Up Here
Jun 03
Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Tastes Of The Tłįchǫ

Chewing the fat with Dene elder, raconteur and renaissance man, Joe Mackenzie

By Herb Mathisen
Jun 02
The menu features hits like polenta sticks with jerk dip. Photo by Daren Gallo

Learn To Lime

Enjoying a bit of the Caribbean, at Antoinette's in Whitehorse

By Up Here
Jun 01