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Along the Route des Vins

Innovation and cooperation have led to success for Québecois winemakers

| November 15, 2016 | Winter '17 | Issue thirty-nine

Grape harvest in Québec

In the first unpredictable weeks of spring, workers at Québec’s Léon Courville vineyard lay the bones of 1,200 tiny bonfires between the vines.

Set the Table with Poutine

Claire Fitts Georges | November 15, 2016 | Winter '17 | Issue thirty-nine

Cheese curds

I grew up in California, in a world of dayboat salmon, tofu, and spinach salad. I only became vaguely aware of the odd sounding “poutine” when I moved to Vermont. French fries with gravy and cheese curds? I mean, that all sounds weird enough without including the word “curds” at the end.

Editor's Note: Cabane a Sucre

Caroline Abels | November 14, 2016 | Issues Archive

Customs and Immigration border inspection station at Morses Line, Vermont, 1940; photo courtesy of Department Of Homeland Security

Our week of reviewing great maple stories of years past continues with this editor's note from Carrie Abels reflecting on Quebec traditions.

“If you’re going to Québec City, you have to visit a cabane à sucre,” said Claire. And her good advice was confirmed as soon as my partner and I walked into Cabane à Sucre Leclerc in Neuville on a chilly, snowy evening. . . 

Release

Katie Sullivan | August 17, 2016 | Fall '16 | Issue thirty-eight

goat illustration by Gabriel Tempesta

I began farming in 2008, moving from books to hands-on experience raising crops, sheep, dairy goats, and poultry.

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