A virtual exhibition about our food heritage.

Slide show showing ten families and five experts.

Mrs. Pelletier and Mr. Yapo serve up a meal with international flair.

Video interview with Suzie Pelletier.

At Mathieu Perreault’s birthday party, children prepare the meal and cake together.

Video showing a kids’ party.

Laurier Turgeon, historian and ethnologist, explains what defines food heritage.

Food heritage

Catherine Ferland, historian and author, explains that our culinary practices are constantly enriched by the contributions of other cultures.

Our culinary practices are constantly enriched by the contributions of other cultures.

Mrs. Dominique explains mukushan, the community spring feast in Mashteuiatsh.

Mrs. Dominique talks about the mukushan.

Colombian specialities take centre stage at Mrs. Baldovino’s summer get-together!

About fifteen persons eating in the back yard of a house.

Claude Fischler, sociologist of food, explain that the foods we eat make us who we are and shape the world we live in.

It's a matter of taste

Four generations of Mrs. Dufour’s family prepare an extravagant Christmas feast with 30 desserts!

Mrs. Dufour’s family prepare an extravagant Christmas feast with 30 desserts!

Mrs. Meredith explains why mincemeat is important to her family and the joys of sharing it.

Five persons making mincemeat.

Nicole Anne Gagnon, chef and instructor, tells that food heritage is a fine blend of the short and long terms, of continuity and change.

Food heritage is a fine blend of continuity and change.

For the Bouidi family, Ramadan combines spirituality and the pleasures of sharing a meal. 

Adults and children sharing the meal.

The Yong family gathers in a restaurant to celebrate New Year with the Chinese community.

The Yong family gathers in a restaurant to celebrate New Year.

Hélène Raymond, journalist and author, explains how the foods we eat tell the stories of the places they came from.

The foods we eat tell the stories of the places they came from.

Mr. Buisson invites you to the world’s largest kitchen party to celebrate the French-Canadian traveler’s spirit.

Men surrounded by three persons is pouring maple taffy on the snow.

Mr. Pereira explains how the Feast of the Holy Spirit celebrates community ties.

Mr. Pereira and his wife.

Sharing the Meal!

JouerVideo interview with Laurier Turgeon about food heritage. What is food heritage?

We certainly eat for nourishment. But we also eat for pleasure: to enjoy flavours, good company and dishes that bring us together and reflect who we are. Through food, we revive family recipes and local traditions and discover new trends and tastes from other cultures.
The Sharing the Meal! exhibition explores what you and those around you are serving to help you discover new foods, recipes, terroirs and customs. From Lac-Saint-Jean tourtière to takeout sushi, from Aboriginal influences to the contributions of immigrants, from festive meals to fast food, Sharing the Meal! delves deliciously into our food heritage and our very identity.
Our exhibition is also yours, since you’ve been invited by ten families to eat at their tables. Make it an even richer experience by adding your grain of salt and telling your story. We want to know what it’s like to eat with you!