This section includes a collection of original television broadcasts which best express Newfoundland and Labrador foodways.

Land and Sea

Land and Sea is the longest running regional television program. It is dedicated to telling the stories of people who live off the land and sea in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Land and Sea is a documentary series which broadcast on CBNT-DT and CBC Television from 1964 to the present (with a brief cancellation period in the 1990s). According to the show's producers, they "bring you stories from those who celebrate life living close to nature, who promote and protect their culture and traditional ways of doing things."

Various episodes of Land and Sea touch on elements of Newfoundland and Labrador foodways and food traditions. This is most evident in the many episodes dedicated to the fisheries, agriculture, and home life.


"Land and Sea." CBC Media Centre.


Strawberry Fever

1985 | 25:37

In this archival episode of Land & Sea from 1985, the show visits western Newfoundland to look at how the farm industry has changed in recent years as it moves away from root vegetables.

Courtesy of CBC Newfoundland and Labrador.

Decks Awash

Decks awash was a television programme produced by the Extension Service of Memorial University of Newfoundland. The television series, which aired on the Newfoundland Broadcasting Company network, was initiated in 1962 and ran until 1977.

Buying Food

1975 | 29:07

Nutritionists Dr. Mary Mackey and Penny Bell offer nutritional information for food products available in Newfoundland and Labrador. Food technologist Dick Whitaker discusses proper food handling and safety.

Courtesy of Memorial University of Newfoundland's Digital Archives Initiative and NFLD Archive.

Food Becomes You

1975 | 27:59

A look at nutrition and diet of people in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nutritionists discuss the need for a healthier diet, including the need for healthier food in schools, and the effect junk and processed foods have on our health.

Courtesy of Memorial University of Newfoundland's Digital Archives Initiative and NFLD Archive.