Nova Scotia, Canada
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The Special Cuisine of Nova Scotia
By David Raezer
In the end, a cuisine’s unique character comes down to the people who make it. And the people who make it in Nova Scotia are Acadians, descendants of French settlers who arrived in the Canadian Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island during the 1600s.
Although the Acadians have had to face many challenges in their North American home — most notably, Expulsion by the British (1755–1764) — they have rekindled their history and produce a very special, exceptionally homestyle cuisine.
The video at right offers a bit of perspective.
As you saw above, rappie pie — a hearty casserole-like grated-potato “pie” — is a staple (and quite tasty) dish, a signature of Nova Scotia.
To the right, you will see a detailed recipe on how to make it.
But the food is not only rappie pie. Be on the lookout for:
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