A Varied and Cross-Cultural Food Heritage
This virtual exhibition explores the development of our cooking and eating habits over time and space through themes showcasing some 70 objects from the rich Musées de la Civilsiation collection.
Through the collection of dozens of interviews and testimonies from ten Canadian families of diverse cultures (Quebecois, African, French, Portuguese, Moroccan, Chinese, British, Aboriginal...), the exhibition also reveals a variety of food heritages of both regional and ethnic origins.
Experts from different backgrounds explain how the food heritage was developed. People passed down knowledge about their own culture's recipes and products and they also borrowed ideas from other cultures. The experts also show how this heritage helps forge a strong sense of belonging to a group or area.