Rich Francis visits the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, Quebec, where he discovers an ancient technique of spear-fishing one of his favourite fish- the Walleye! Joined by his friend Treena DeLormier, a Mohawk professor of Nutrition at McGill University, Rich will meet Christine. ZacharyDeom, Kanawake's Chief of Council, who will show Rich how she makes her famous "Mohawk Minestrone", her take on traditional corn soup. Local fisherman and ex-RCMP officer Billy Diabo will take Rich out on the river... [see more] to learn the process involved in harvesting the fish with his version of the spear- the pitchfork! Together, they will teach Rich about the history and relevance of Walleye to the Mohawk of the St. Lawrence river and Great Lake regions. With his culinary imagination sparked by the flavours found along the St. Lawrence, Rich brings his new learnings to the firepit, inspired to create some new and exciting sturgeon dishes for everyone to enjoy, including the viewers at home.
Chef Rich Francis explores indigenous communities across Canada, learning about the traditional and modern methods of harvesting and preparing the food that has shaped their cultures over the millennia. This documentary series also bring us into the hunting, harvesting and fishing technique either used today or in the past, and brings everything together in a final scene where Rich draws on what he?s learned, and uses his contemporary culinary techniques and understanding to reimagine a new dish for the community to enjoy.