Soapberries Make Appearance at Celebration 2010

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

Soapberries are a traditional food for many Tlingits in northern Southeast, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. They’re collected, and sometimes preserved, then whipped up into a frothy treat with a taste a little like ice cream.

The small red berries were prepared and taste-tested during a contest that was part of the recent Celebration 2010 events in Juneau.

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