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Stinkheads

Stinkheads are a favorite in Alaska and are fermented salmon heads that really and truly do stink. The heads are placed in a cloth sack and buried in barrel underground for about a week to ferment. When dug up, they are slightly mashed with a fork and consumed as is.

Stinkheads were responsible for a spike in E. coli outbreaks in Alaska in the mid-1980s.

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