|It is almost ironic that from a French
Novelist, comes a quote..."The smell and taste of things
remain poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us....."
Marcel Proust (July 10, 1871 - November 18, 1922).
(I don't think he's related...YET!)
Some of our ancestors, particularly our
mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters, were the gatekeepers
of some of the greatest culinary experiences in our lives.
Many meals were simple and unrefined taking just a short
while to prepare, while others were days in the process.
From these small, sometimes cluttered, kitchens came the
armoas that penetrated our senses, soothed us while we
slept, and comforted us with their tastes. Today, they
remind us of "from whence we came".
Nothing short of a home cooked meal makes us feel more
secure, warm and comfortable; this is the cooking of our
French Canadian heritage. We will always have in our hearts
the delightful sounds, sights, tastes and most of all,
the "perfume" of our grandmothers stove, to
evoke the memories of days, long since passed, with our
families. Along with all of the history and tradition
these foods are yet another "link" to our heritage.