Chuck and the First Peoples' Kitchen


Thursday, September 24


Chuck is in Iqaluit, an Inuit community in Nunavut territory, where he meets Solomon Awa, a well-known hunting expert. Solomon invites Chuck to join him and his daughter Josephene to discover ptarmigan hunting. Ptarmigan is a partridge whose feathers turn white in winter and, according to Solomon, tastes slightly of red berries. Chuck is surprised to learn that Inuit commonly eat ptarmigan raw when Solomon gives him a small piece right after hunting it. Chuck also visits Qajuqturvik Centre, where he meets culinary chef Michael Lockley and his brigade of apprentice cooks and gives them a hand in the kitchen. Chuck is happy to contribute to this centre’s mission to fight food insecurity.

Chuck prepares an arctic hare for cooking.

Apex, Nunavut

Chuck goes ptarmigan hunting with Solomon Awa and his daughter Josephene.

Chuck is holding a recently hunted ptarmigan.

Chuck visits chef Michael Lockley and his kitchen brigade at the Qajuqturvik Food Centre.