HUNGRY MONTH OF MARCH
We have a lively 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 searched for harbours to live in and to fish from. There were no roads and so when snow came and the harbours froze, you only ate what you had put away. That final month of winter was the Hungry Month of March; waiting until the ice broke up, when fish could be got and gardens could grow. The vital link for survival has always been the fishing people, the farmers and hunters, those who gather food on and around this rock, the planet's 15th largest island.