The Ulu knife has been an important tool to Native Alaskan's for more than 5,000 years. It has adapted to numerous uses; from skinning seals, moose, and other game to cutting vegetables, herbs, and bread. The unique shape of the Ulu has stayed relatively the same over the years. Its design has needed little improvement. The Ulu bowl was made exclusively to accompany the Ulu knife. Vegetables and herbs stay contained in the bowl while chopping and mincing. Recipes in this book were designed for use with Ulu. These mouthwatering choices combine traditional Alaskan fare with more contemporary foods. You are sure to find items that will tempt your palate. The knife can be used with any of your own recipes that require chopping and mincing. Should you be new to this native tool, you will find it to be different the traditional knife. Its design put energy directly over the cutting blade, which makes cutting and chopping relatively effortless. Most people develop their own technique as they use the Ulu. The technique section gives you basic instruction. become familiar with the Ulu and find it truly a cut above all other cutlery.