Roberts Island, Nova Scotia

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Roberts Island, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Roberts Island, Nova Scotia
Roberts Island, in Nova Scotia

Roberts Island, is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Yarmouth Municipal District in Yarmouth County .

History[edit]

The island was called, Île La Tour by Acadians as Charles de Saint-Étienne de la Tour had a trading post in this area. A settlement on the island prior to the Acadian Expulsion was also known as "Ouikmakagan".[1]

The island is the point of origination of Pasta primavera. In 1975, New York chef Sirio Maccioni flew to the Canadian summer home of Italian Baron Carlo Amato, called Shangri-La Ranch located on the island.[2][3] Maccioni and his two top chefs began experimenting with game and fish, but eventually the baron and his guests wanted something different.[2] Maccioni then mixed butter, cream and cheese, with vegetables and pasta together and brought the recipe back to New York City.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LOBSTER BAY: ITS PLACE NAMES OF YESTERYEAR Yarmouth Vanguard
  2. ^ a b c Pasta Primascotia anyone? CBC News
  3. ^ Speaking of Spring Cornwall Standard Freeholder

Coordinates: 43°47′3.68″N 65°53′13.45″W / 43.7843556°N 65.8870694°W / 43.7843556; -65.8870694 (Roberts Island,, Nova Scotia)