Taste of Heritage

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The food my mama made, and the stories she told, flavor the recipes I make today.  So do the flavors of dishes made by friends from China, Goa (India), France and the American Southwest.  

A lot of factors contribute to my curiosity about why food traditions matter to people around the world: where I grew up, the fact that my parents don’t like wild game but my sister and I started hunting in college, and all the quirks of locally produced food, including ecological and sustainability-related considerations.  Since I’ve spent much of the past two years in a different country with a different language and lots of multi-cultural immigrants, I’ve had even more opportunities to pursue my curiosity.

Taste of Heritage investigates how special recipes and cooking traditions are a key part of family and cultural heritage.  If you have a recipe, meal or food-related tradition that you would like to share, please contact me. Multi-cultural themes, immigrant experiences, and “pûre laine” memories are welcome.

Click the links below to savor a Taste of Heritage:

Verger Trottier/Trottier's Orchard

 VERGER TROTTIER  Website and print publicity materials (design, photography, text & translation)
Website (design, photography, text & French–>English translation)

Réjean Trottier is pur laine Québeçois, whose family has lived on the chemin du roy (the King’s Highway) between Quebec City and Montreal for generations.  Several years ago, on a bit of a whim, Trottier and his uncle hand built two stone wood-fired ovens on the edge of the property adjacent to the highway.   Continue reading “Verger Trottier/Trottier's Orchard”