August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014

On the Rocks

Photograph by Matthieu Paley, National Geographic

Greenland's Inuit survived for generations eating almost nothing but meat in a landscape too harsh for most plants. Today markets offer more variety, but a taste for meat persists.

The 64 residents of the remote east Greenland village of Isortoq, pictured here, still hunt and fish but combine traditional Inuit foods with purchases from the supermarket, the large red building in the foreground. A favorite dish: seal dipped in ketchup and mayonnaise.

See more pictures from the September 2014 feature story “The Evolution of Diet.”

See more of National Geographic’s coverage on the Future of Food »

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