Got Cretons? If You’re in Acadian Country, You Better

Every couple of weeks restaurant owner Keith Pelletier and his mother, Odette, pack 16 pints of a homemade meat spread into containers and deliver it to an area senior citizens home. There, it's served by tiny ice cream scoop at breakfast.

Moving into a senior community often involves surrendering some freedoms, but the elderly residents of Fort Kent, Maine, won’t do without their cretons, a savory spread made of ground pork, onions, and spices that's typically smoothed onto toast and eaten as a breakfast food. It's one of the many aspects of life in this corner of Maine that's steeped in generations of Acadian French culture. Keith Pelletier's restaurant, ...

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