Food

Food like little else evokes some of the strongest and fondest of memories. Traditional French Canadian fare is no different. Here you will find a collection of recipes from the Great Lakes area, and a few from Francophone regions around North America. To contribute your own, contact the blog editor via the comments section or by writing James at jela1966@hotmail.com.

Below the slideshow, the recipes are available as stills in JPG and PDF format. At the end of the list you will find links to producers of excellent Quebecois foods.

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This set of four recipes are the “Mary Blanche Corrine (Peltier) Bernia Collection.” Mary (born in 1883) was the only child of James Peltier, a member of the Peltier family of old French Detroit and Roselba Monarque, a family who had emigrated to Ontario from Quebec around the time of the Patriote Rebellion. These recipes were preserved by her daughters and come to the collection through two of her granddaughters, two great-granddaughters, and a great-great granddaughter.

New Year's Meat Pie. Traditional family recipe for tourtiere or 'meat pie' made in Northern Michigan - courtesy of Dottie (LaForest) Dunsmore.

New Year’s Meat Pie. Traditional family recipe for tourtiere or ‘meat pie’ made in Northern Michigan – courtesy of Dottie (LaForest) Dunsmore.

New Year's Meat Pie. Traditional family recipe for tourtiere or 'meat pie' made in Northern Michigan - courtesy of Mary (Veihl) Arnold.

New Year’s Meat Pie. Traditional family recipe for tourtiere or ‘meat pie’ made in Northern Michigan – courtesy of Mary (Veihl) Arnold and Sandra Jeanne Butler.

 

 

New Year's Meat Pie. Traditional family recipe for tourtiere or 'meat pie' made in Northern Michigan - courtesy of Darlene (Dunsmore) Kennedy.

New Year’s Meat Pie. Traditional family recipe for tourtiere or ‘meat pie’ made in Northern Michigan – courtesy of Darlene (Dunsmore) Kennedy.

 

 

Meatless Meat Pie for New Years Celebration copy

New Year’s Meat Pie. Traditional family recipe for tourtiere or ‘meat pie’ made in Northern Michigan – courtesy of Kathryn Arnold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Blais has contributed this collection of Quebecois recipes handed down from his grandmother Rosa Roy-Blais and his mother Catherine Blais.

Creton, Apple Crunch. Courtesy of Robert Blais.

Creton Français; Apple Crunch. Courtesy of Robert Blais.

Caramel Dumplings; Sucre a la Crème (part 1). Courtesy of Robert Blais.

Caramel Dumplings; Sucre a la Crème (part 1). Courtesy of Robert Blais.

Sucre a la Crème part 2; French Crêpes. Courtesy of Robert Blais.

Sucre a la Crème (part 2); French Crêpes. Courtesy of Robert Blais.

 

 

French Canadian Baked Beans. Courtesy of Robert Blais.

French Canadian Baked Beans. Courtesy of Robert Blais.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Palmer contributed the following recipes which were found in old family cookbooks. They were kept by her Great-Great Grandmother Emilie Anne Dandurand Dewey (Duguay) and passed down through the family.
Emilie Ann Dandurand's FC Recipes_for James LaForest_14Aug13 page 1Emilie Ann Dandurand's FC Recipes_for James LaForest_14Aug13 page 2Emilie Ann Dandurand's FC Recipes_for James LaForest_14Aug13 page 3
Emilie Ann Dandurand’s French Canadian Recipes (PDF)

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Courtesy of Maureen Mitchell DiMaggio.

Courtesy of Maureen Mitchell DiMaggio.

Tourtiere – French Canadian Meat Pie (PDF)

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The following list contains recipes collected as part of a Founder’s Day dinner in Monroe, Michigan in 2007. Included are dishes traditional to the Michigan area. These recipes are included here with the permission of Dennis Au and my thanks go out to Mr. Au, Ray Dushane, Ralph Naveaux, Patricia Vincent, and Dawn Evoe-Danowski.
SOUPE AUX POIS DES VOYAGEURS
SOUPE aux POIS des VOYAGEURS (PDF)

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GLISSANTES de CADILLAC
GLISSANTES de CADILLAC (PDF)

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GLACIES DE LASALLE
GLACIES de LASALLE (PDF)

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MADAME DUBY'S MUSHRAT
MADAME DUBY’S MUSHRAT (PDF)

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CAMPEAU TOURTIERE
CAMPEAU TOURTIERE (PDF)

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DENNIS AU's TOURTE
DENNIS AU’s TOURTE (PDF)

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FORT DE CHARTRES CROQUIGNOLES
FORT DE CHARTRES CROQUIGNOLES (PDF)

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TARTE AU SUCRE
TARTE au SUCRE (PDF)

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New Year's Meat Pie. Traditional family recipe for tourtiere or 'meat pie' made in Northern Michigan - courtesy of Dottie (LaForest) Dunsmore.

New Year’s Meat Pie. Traditional family recipe for tourtiere or ‘meat pie’ made in Northern Michigan – courtesy of Dottie (LaForest) Dunsmore.

Pouding Renversé Des Bleuets - Blueberry Upside Down Cake from James LaForest

Pouding Renversé Des Bleuets – Blueberry Upside Down Cake from James LaForest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Faubert's Sliders, Recipe for sliders or 'glissants' originating in Pain Court, Ontario, as it appeared in the London (Ontario) Free Press.

Mrs. Faubert’s Sliders, Recipe for sliders or ‘glissants’ originating in Pain Court, Ontario, as it appeared in the London (Ontario) Free Press.

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Au Gré des Champs – Fromages du Quebec

Bieres du Quebec
Aux Petits Délices

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