Yukon and First Nations food on the cusp of a big-bang moment
By Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
May 1, 2018
A First Nations Fire Feast in Carcross, Yukon featured Indigenous chefs from Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto on the cutting edge of Canada’s next food trends. Flying over the snowy landscape of Kluane National Park and Reserve in a Cessna 206, I have a close-up of nature’s staggering beauty. It made me hungry. Down there, there are no plants, no animals, no edibles but I saw whipped cream, meringue and marshmallow fields. Food stalked my mind because I was in Yukon to experience a First Nations Fire Feast, part of the Yukon Culinary Festival. Yukon isn’t yet a foodie destination, but moves are afoot. Both Yukon and First Nations food are on the cusp of a big-bang moment.
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