So pungent, the native Inuit eat it outside the house, kiviaq is raw, fermented sea birds.

Preparation: Kill a seal, strip it down to the body cavity and open it up. Stuff the body cavity with about 400 uncooked Auk chicks, feathers and all. Sew it up and seal it in fat. Bury it under rocks and come back in 3 - 18 MONTHS. Cut it open and enjoy!

She eats it around 2:40.

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RhesusMonk says...

So, a couple of things. First, the domesticated chicken is almost completely flavorless when eaten immediately after slaughter and draining. The flavor we omnivores call "chicken" actually derives from the byproduct of decomposition bacteria that are ever-present in chicken flesh and only begin to grow into large enough numbers for us to taste well after the flesh is dead. This flavor phenomenon is true of many of the meats humans eat.

Second, the Eskimo-Aleut (and I mean the language group here) diet has been rigorously studied and determined to be among the most robust and healthful diets ever established by humans. I'm certainly not saying that eating fermented birds is either tasty or good for you, but the people who thought this up are way better at eating than nearly all of you are.

http://www.jstor.org/pss/40315808
http://www.livestrong.com/article/491284-traditional-inuit-aleut-diet/
http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/56/3_suppl/C79.extract
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2374/traditionally-eskimos-ate-only-meat-and-fish-why-didnt-they-get-scurvy

P.S.--You wanna call bogus on these facts--which a few have done since the studies in the late '90s--please bring hard evidence.

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