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For Maine's Francos, Food Memories Are Bittersweet

Three Franco-Americans in Maine still have an appetite for their culture's humble cuisine, which isn't esteemed like fancy French food.

2013 / Laura McCandlish / TCF, USA

Three Franco-Americans in Maine still have an appetite for their culture's humble cuisine, which isn't esteemed like fancy French food.

Nate Nadeau, 35, chef at Portland's hip Fore Street; Anne Tessier-Talbot, a middle-aged wine shop owner and cretons cook; and Joyce Cloutier, elderly former nun.


produced by

Laura McCandlish

Laura McCandlish is a food writer and radio producer who recently relocated from Oregon to Maine, and is proud to say she didn't live in either of the two Portlands (but she loves to eat in both cities' excellent restaurants).


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