Alaska's Inside Passage

There's a bounty of new flavors in store for Andrew when he visits Alaska's Inside Passage. From fresh sea cucumbers, to pickled gumboots, to smoked hooligans, there are plenty of new finds and old favorites ...

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Digging Up Stinkheads

Andrew gets to try a traditional Tlingit food that he finds hard to swallow: stinkheads! They’re salmon heads that have been buried on the beach so they can be brined by sea water at high tide.

Sitka, Alaska

 
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Diving for Sea Cucumbers

Andrew Zimmern goes fishing on the good ship "Anomaly" with Jon McGraw. The seafood is cooked up in a way Andrew’s never seen before, by removing the skin first with a putty knife.

Sitka, Alaska

 
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Foraging for Gumboots

Andrew joins Kim Moler to harvest live shellfish, called gumboots, along the beach. The limpets attach themselves to underwater rocks and feed in seaweed.

Point White Junior Beach, Sitka, Alaska

 
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Gunnuk Creek Hatchery

Kake is home to the 12th largest salmon hatchery in the world. Visit for a chance to see how the salmon are separated and fertilized.

Kake, Alaska

 
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Kake Community Smokehouse

In Kake, hunting is about providing food for the entire community. An old Tlingit custom dictates that every part of the seal is used, except the head, which is left where the animal was killed. The meat is then brought to the community smokehouse.

Kake, Alaska

 
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Keex Kwaan Lodge

A beautiful and quiet lodge, situated in the heart of Kake. A wonderful place to be for wildlife aficionados.

538 Keku Rd, Kake, AK 99830

 
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Larkspur Caffe

Music and local cuisine lovers, don't miss a visit to Larkspur Caffe. Enjoy live music, a wonderful atmosphere and don't miss the grilled salmon sandwich.

2 Lincoln St Sitka, AK 99835‎

 
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Ludvig's Bistro

A popular Mediterranean restaurant in Sitka, offering local cuisine.

256 Katlian Ave, Sitka, AK 99835

 

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