Tag Archives: regionalism

Two Flippers in Every Pot

Poutine, smoked salmon, tourtieres (seasoned meat pies), and ice wine are some of the more well-known gastronomic specialties of Quebec. Yet way under the radar swims one of the province’s more obscure but historically important offerings: seal. Who would have … Continue reading

Posted in Quebec, Travel Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Locavoring in Quebec City: as Easy as Meat Pie

Considering its short growing season, the Quebec City area bursts with local edibles. Over the weekend, my wife and I visited several Quebec City grocery stores that carry everything from locally made tourtieres (meat pies) to ground-cherry jelly to smoked … Continue reading

Posted in Quebec | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Visiting Pasadena without Licking Telephone Poles

Last week, in the middle of Old Town Pasadena’s swirling of food and foot traffic, I stumbled on the city’s newest source of gastronomy: Rocket Fizz, a store selling locally made soda from around the country and the world. Newest, … Continue reading

Posted in California | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment