BB……..I assure you that the Native women DO chew the skins of seals to soften them to make the boats that the men take out to harpoon whales. OF COURSE THIS IS NOT HAPPENING IN ANCHORAGE which is a pretty urban area. We are talking The Bush. Villages like Barrow, Kaktovik, Shishmaref, Savoonga and many others depend on a subsistance lifestyle. The "chewing method" is used in villages along the Arctic Ocean and the Bering Sea.
Last restaurant I worked at was Kincaid Grill. http://www.kincaidgrill.com We were able to obtain domestic foie gras from Alaska Game and Gourmet. I’ve been gone since August to be a snowbird in SoCal, he changes the menu often so I don’t know if it’s on there now or not. Another two restaurants that often serve foie gras is Jen’s and South Side Bistro.
Happy travels to Anchorage! We have had many Roadfood friends visit us and they all loved their Alaskan experience!