In the last 50 years, Alaskans have all but stopped growing food locally: today, 95 percent of the state's food supply comes from Outside. On Thursday, Alaska Public Radio Network will broadcast a talk given by Tlingit Chef Rob Kineen, a star on the local food scene, that's aimed at the art of eating locally.
The talk, recorded Oct. 4 at the Anchorage Museum's Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, will explore the burgeoning local food movement here and suggest ways that Alaska restaurants can bring local-produced food back to the table.
Kineen will spotlight several in-state Alaska food upstarts and share recent creations, including some modern dishes built from traditional ingredients. (Think muktuk sushi!)