Wild Game - Inuvik - Caribou

Rich Francis visits the Inuvialuit community of Inuvik, NWT, where he's eager to learn one of the most important food sources harvested on Turtle Island- the Caribou! He will visit with Jimmy Kalinek, a local guide and hunter, and his wife Diane, who have been hunting and eating Caribou their whole lives. He will join them for a meal of Caribou kidney, heart and tongue soup, a favourite among the Inuvialuit, and learn how this staple food source has kept the Inuvialuit fed and healthy for as long as they've been in the North, and how this important food source has helped shape the culture of the Inuvialuit people. Jimmy will take Rich out to the west coast of Richard's Island, to learn the process involved in harvesting the Caribou, which can be quite a task! Jimmy will teach Rich about the history and relevance of Caribou to the Inuvialuit of the Beaufort Delta and the process of processing this important food source. With his culinary imagination sparked by the flavours found along the Delta, Rich brings his new learnings to the firepit, inspired to create some new and exciting Caribou dishes for everyone to enjoy, including the viewers at home.

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