Chuck and the First Peoples' Kitchen


Tuesday, February 21


  • Episode 7

Chuck has already experienced the pleasures of lobster fishing but never the traditional Innu way. Traditional lobster fishing at low tide is passed down from generation to generation in the Innu community of Nutashkuan. Edouard Kaltush enjoys fishing lobsters to share them with his family as well as with other members of his community.
Edouard now proudly shows Chuck how to make an artisanal harpoon and as soon as the tool is ready, the two men head to the perfect spot to practice this type of fishing. Upon their arrival at the bay, the men walk into the shallow waters. As their bags fill up, they look for a place to settle down and cook. They place pine branches and make a tablecloth with them where they place the lobster to make sure they always honor the animal. 
Edouard shows Chuck how to make bannock under the sand. He also takes a fish, fillets it and seasons it with salt. He places the meat in a tepee and smokes it just a little. They taste lobster and fish, as well as bannock in front of a magnificent view.