Linda Lorin takes us to discover our artistic, cultural and natural heritage. The whimsical Basque Country of Marie Darrieussecq – Cocoa, the black gold of Bahia – In Taiwan, the little pork sandwiches of Sheng-you – In Canada, five girls for the price of one.
The whimsical Basque Country of Marie Darrieussecq
For Marie Darrieussecq, the Basque Country is not only the land of childhood. Under his pen, it is a fantastic province, full of magic and enchantment. Nature personified, fascination with the ocean, desire stifled by rurality… The history and geography of her native region have shaped many obsessions for her. To the point that she invents an imaginary Basque city, the setting for many of her novels: Cleves.
Cocoa, the black gold of Bahia
In Brazil, the “cocoa coast” extends more than 200 kilometers south of Salvador de Bahia. It is here that the epic tale of the cocoa pioneers began, at the beginning of the 19th century… A tasty but not without bitter story, which continues to be written today under the leadership of determined local chocolatiers. to reclaim their heritage and promote Brazilian chocolate.
In Taiwan, Sheng-you’s little pork sandwiches
In Taipei, Sheng-you prepares small, typically Taiwanese sandwiches. He makes the filling with cabbage, chili peppers, garlic, onions and shiitake mushrooms, and browns pork ribs on the side. All that remains is to steam the bao bread, then everyone can garnish them according to their taste!
In Canada, five girls for the price of one
At the beginning of the 20th century, despite its isolation and freezing cold, the town of North Bay, Ontario, managed to attract millions of visitors thanks to a unique attraction: five sisters born on the same day and called to meet a tragic fate…