The Inuit delicacy Kiviaq is made by stuffing up to 500 freshly killed little auk birds into a seal skin, covering it with seal fat and rocks, and leaving it to ferment for up to 18 months.

  • A freshly disemboweled seal is stuffed with the whole birds
  • The seal is sewn shut, and oils are applied to prevent maggot infestation
  • The Kiviaq is then buried under a large flat stone and left to ferment
  • After a few months, it’s dug up, cut open, and the birds are eaten whole
  • This dish is traditionally consumed by the Inuit people in Greenland
  • It’s said to taste like very mature cheese


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