Be part of this community endeavor!

We are excited to be collecting recipes, stories, and activities for the newest Plating Up the Tongass Community Cookbook!

The first volume of the cookbook featured over 50 delicious recipes that showcased the abundant food found in Southeast Alaska. Enhanced by personal stories, memories, and reflections the cookbook came to life and demonstrated the deep connection the people of this community have to food and to the land.

Now it’s your turn to be part of the next book! Do you have a recipe that friends and family rave about? Do you use a local ingredient in a unique way? Do you have a fun game or activity that you would share with all the littles in our community so they can discover a love for the land and the abundance we can find?

We would love for you to share your recipe!

Recipe Requirements

New this Edition!

Children's section

We would like to include recipes that can be made by children 10 and under so we can support their connection to the land that sustains them, and learn valuable life skills.

Fusion Section

Have you used ingredients found in Southeast Alaska for a recipe from around the world?! We’d love to feature these fusion recipes in their own special section to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity that we have in our community.


Did you play a game as a child or do you teach a game to your children/grandchildren that ties into the food sources of the land?

Share a game or an activity that incorporates harvesting food or exploring our beautiful backyard. We aim to encourage children (of all ages) to get outside and have fun!

Submit Your Recipe or Activity

Let's share our love for this land


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Local Ingredient Suggestions

  • Black seaweed
  • Herring eggs
  • Cloud berries
  • Wild strawberry
  • Geoduck
  • Halibut/halibut cheeks
  • Devils club
  • Spruce tips
  • Sea lettuce
  • Salmon
  • Bull kelp
  • Candlefish/ooligan grease
  • Sea urchin
  • Algae
  • Sea asparagus
  • Squid
  • Eel
  • Abalone
  • Fireweek
  • Blueberry
  • Hudson Bay/Labrador tea
  • Dungeness crab
  • Old man’s beard
  • Venison
  • Bear
  • Sugar kelp
  • Fiddlehead Fern
  • Dandelion
  • Chicken of the woods
  • Chanterelle
  • Spot Prawns
  • Fish offal (organs)

and more….

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