Resources

The Boreal Feast
A Culinary Journey through the North

Miche Genest The Boreal Feast

The Boreal Gourmet
Adventures in Northern Cooking

Michele Genest The Boreal Gourmet

Michele Genest lives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, where she writes The Boreal Chef cooking column for Yukon, North of Ordinary Magazine. Her big enthusiasm is to find new ways to cook with northern ingredients, whether they live and grow wild in the boreal forest or its lakes and rivers, or are cultivated in northern gardens. She often wanders out of the north to explore ingredients and techniques from other cuisines, bring them back to the Yukon and create some great north-south kitchen mash-ups.

THE BOREAL HERBAL
Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North
A Guide to Harvesting, Preserving and Preparing

The Boreal Herbal

Beverley Gray is a boreal herbalist, aromatherapist, natural-health practitioner, journalist, and an award-winning natural health-product formulator. She owns the Aroma Borealis Herb Shop in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Gwich’in Ethnobotany: Plants Used by the Gwich’in for Food, Medicine, Shelter and Tools
Andre, Alestine and Alan Fehr
Published by Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute and Aurora Research Institute, 2002, 68 pages
1-896337-09-0


Over thousands of years, the Gwich’in have used a variety of trees, shrubs and berries for food, medicine, shelter and tools. This publication presents information recorded from Gwich’in elders on the use of 32 plants and 3 types of rocks and minerals. The book includes information on the Gwich’in names for these plants (in both the Gwichya Gwich’in and Teetl’it Gwich’in dialects), where they are found, and how they can be used. Several recipes for making medicine and preparing food are also included. Black and white and colour photographs illustrate the text. This book is part of a Gwich’in Plant Kit developed for use by educators in the Gwich’in Settlement Area. The kit includes a copy of this book, 28 pressed, labeled and laminated plants, an organizer with assorted samples of dried berries and fungi, and two jars of lichens and mosses. The book can be used without the remainder of the kit.