Excerpt from a manuscript on the arrival of macaronis to the Séminaire de Québec.


Italian immigrants brought pasta to Canada in the second half of the 20th century, and industrial production helped to increase its popularity. In 1895, macaroni was so new that the Séminaire de Québec dubbed it a food innovation.

Journal du Séminaire, vol. 4, February 1, 1895, p. 468
Musée de la civilisation, fonds d’archives du Séminaire de Québec, MS-34


Transcript and translation of the manuscript

Février / 95

An innovation at dinner thanks to the generosity of Sir Steward. In addition to the tradition fish dishes, we were served macaroni for those with a delicate stomach. Anarchy, revolution seems to be overrunning the seminary.