Ulu u·lu [oo-loo]
noun: a short-handled knife with a broad crescent-shaped blade, traditionally used by Eskimo women.
Example: “I could filet this sockeye a lot quicker if I just had an ulu!”
The ulu was one of my first traditional Alaska purchases after moving to Juneau. Since I tend to not eat loads of veggies, I was impressed to find good use of this tool when slicing up the other important food groups: pizza, quesadillas, and peach cobbler.
you live in Birmingham or Barrow, your kitchen isn’t complete unless you have
an ulu on hand!