The Charlevoix region of Quebec owes its unique geography to a meteorite that helped shape not only the land but its agriculture and cuisine.
Held the first weekend of April, the Newport Pig Cooking contest is coordinated by Jim Ferrell. The Southeast United States is known for pork barbecue in general and eastern North Carolina, in particular, for slow-cooked pork with vinegar sauce.
2006 marked the centenary of the death of Paul Cezanne (1839-1906). Festivities included Cezanne in Provence, an international exhibition of 117 of his greatest oil paintings and watercolors.
The annual Icelandic Food & Fun Festival in Reykjavik, is designed to showcase two of the islands best-known ingredients: lamb and fish. Gastronomic discovery and winter sports enticed internationally acclaimed chefs and food lovers to come to Iceland in the middle of winter.