Foodways in Quebec
Via HomeExchange, we’ve (really me) have now experienced shopping for regular meals in multiple places, from Stockholm, Sweden, Freiburg, Germany, to a rural part of Umbria, Italy to Kauai, with rural Ireland and Vancouver, Canada, added to the mix, too.
Traveling for many years prior to that, well, we’ve always visited markets and poked briefly around grocery stores, if they existed. In Cuba, they didn’t exist, aside from very small tourist-oriented places, with an odd offering of foods, to meager produce stands with long lines.
Here in Quebec, however, there’s a robust emphasis on local foods in spite of the harsh climate. Quebec-grown parsnips were an unexpected treat for last night’s dinner. Roasted, they were delicious. Parsnips are not an abundant vegetable in Southeastern U.S. markets, although they are available. I’d never actually cooked any before.