Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search


Roger Pickavance

Roger Pickavance was raised Wales and arrived in Newfoundland in 1968, a pivotal time where the traditional way of life outside St. John's was entering a period of rapid change. But many traditional foods were still in evidence, many of which Pickavance had neither seen nor heard of before, including saltfish, cod tongues, britches, partridgeberries, and bakeapples. Seeing these in the kitchens of his new—found home opened his eyes to cooking traditions that had lasted for many generations, but which — along with the way of life — were being rapidly diluted by the modern world.