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Cooking and Foodways

We encourage you to form your own opinion of Nova Scotia food and foodways after exploring — and maybe even trying — some of the many recipes presented online. We're pleased to share with you these taste treats assembled from our province's long history of food and its preparation. We offer the recipes and cookbooks with pride and pleasure — bon appetit!


What's Cooking? Food, Drink and the Pleasures of Eating in Old-Time Nova Scotia

We’ve opened our pantry to share 1000 old recipes, 17 Nova Scotian cookbooks, and a variety of pictures showing food, food preparation, and the pleasures of eating. Enjoy!

'Canada's Ocean Playground': The Tourism Industry in Nova Scotia, 1870-1970

Take an armchair vacation back in time! Nine virtual exhibits present 6700 digitized images for you to explore — historical photographs, film clips, graphic art and dozens of early travel brochures, timetables and guidebooks, all telling the story of tourism's first century in Nova Scotia. View the Cabot Trail under construction, canoe the backwoods with Mi'kmaq guides, take a tour of Keltic Lodge, and much more. 'Ciad Mile Failte' ... Enjoy!


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