THE Hungry Month of March
16 Short Films By Rosemary House
We have a lively and bold new cuisine in Newfoundland and Labrador that is steeped in making-do. This most easterly Canadian province has 11,000 miles of coastline, sparsely populated by fishermen and their families who once searched for harbours to build a house, and to fish from. So before roads, when winter came and the harbours froze, you only ate what you had got. You would hope to make it through that long final month of winter, through the Hungry Month of March. Then and now the vital link has always been the fishermen and the hunters, the farmers, the purveyors, the people who gather food on and around this rock, the planet's 15th largest island.
The Hungry Month of March introduces the people and places behind the scenes of the food we eat.