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FM On Demand with Tara Fitzpatrick: Resourceful Alaska healthcare chef forges new frontiers in wellness

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Medical Campus’ Senior Area Executive Chef Amy Foote is harnessing the healing powers of Alaska’s indigenous flora, fauna and wisdom.


In this episode of FM On Demand with Tara Fitzpatrick, it’s Alaska or bust! An old friend of FM, we first met Chef Amy Foote of the ANTHC (Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium) back in 2016, when she shared with us the healing potential of traditional Alaskan foods and even shared some recipes for fiddlehead fern pizza, hatcher pass salad, wild nettle smoked salmon pesto linguine and herring egg salad.

Now, we’re catching up with Chef Amy on what she’s been up to on the healthcare foodservice frontier, including her work with different Alaska Native groups and her efforts to extend the chilly climate’s short growing season with growing technology for microgreens and more. Just living in Alaska sounds like an adventure, so we also get into everyday occurrences that sound wild to mainlanders, like seeing bears and even an angry mama moose (you really, really don’t want to mess with Ms. Mama Moose, according to Chef Amy!)


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