The North Star Project, 2013-2014 Report Number Twenty-Nine — Food in Micronesia, by James Merle

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The North Star Project, 2013-2014 Report Number Twenty-Nine — Food in Micronesia, by James Merle

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If you ask Chuukese what their favorite foods are, they will say
“local food.”

Around the island there are dozens of small stands or markets that
sell freshly picked bananas, limes, cucumbers, eggplant, coconuts,
mangoes, breadfruit, local beans, and  papayas (to name a few), and
freshly caught reef fish, tuna, and lobster. Since coconuts are 50
cents, I often grab a few in the morning before school to drink during
the day.

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The fish markets are located along the ocean in the downtown area.
The fish are kept in large coolers filled with ice. The stalls have
sometimes three or four coolers with different types of beautiful and
colorful “iik enoch” or ‘fish of the reef’ in them. Reef fish are
smaller fish caught in the lagoon.  The Chuukese word for Tuna is
“angarap,” and…

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