French Acadian Foodways at Maine Discovery Museum

Posted March 04, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, Maine

For more information: Kate Webber; 207-773-5051;

French Acadian Foodways: Ployes and Soupe au Navet at the Cultural Crossroads of Maine’s St. John Valley

The Franco tradition in Maine is richly complex, particularly in northern Aroostook County where settlers from Acadia and New France took refuge when those place names were erased from the map. Professor Raymond Pelletier (Emeritus, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine) will present French Acadian Foodways, a multisensory, interactive discussion of cultural traditions that transcend the U.S./Canadian border to Maine and New England. The presentation promises to provide a glimpse into the sights, sounds, and tastes of the cross-border traditions that have been maintained. Tastings of traditional Acadian foods will be provided.

“Taste of the Humanities” is the Maine Humanities Council’s newest offering: a one-hour brown bag lunch series appearing in towns across Maine.

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