The Perennial Plate

Danny Klein takes us on an adventure in sustainable food and adventurous living

Episode 173: A Brief History of Acadians in Nova Scotia (and their food) as told by Simon Thibault

Without a country, what defines a people? Simon Thibault​ takes us to his Acadia, where family and homely food give a sense of place. The first film from our adventures in Nova Scotia takes a whimsical path to Acadia through the eyes of cookbook author Simon Thibault who celebrates the perseverance of food culture despite a history of hardship and \"being dispersed, but still fervently of where you are.\"

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