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Indigenous cook book to be presented at the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Alaska
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Indigenous cook book to be presented at the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Alaska

A book detailing the culinary traditions of the indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, available in both Russian and English, will be released in May. It will be presented at the ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in Alaska. Board Chairman of the Association of World Reindeer Herders Mikhail Pogodayev told TASS news agency that a total of 6,000 copies will be printed.

"We called it ‘Cook Book of the Arctic Peoples.' It has to do mostly with the traditional knowledge of these peoples in the area of food culture and the use of natural resources….The book is now being printed so that it can be presented to foreign ministers at the ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council," Pogodayev said.

The presentation is scheduled for May 11. "We are organizing a reception for participants in the ministerial meeting during which we will offer delicacies of indigenous peoples from the book. We plan to publish 3,000 copies in Russian and the same amount in the English language," he added.

As reported by TASS, the book includes dishes of nearly all the peoples of the Arctic. "The book contains recipes of 17 groups. All six organizations of native peoples who have representatives in the Arctic Council were involved in its making," Pogodayev noted.