The Delauriers are a very old Canadian family having arrived sometime in the early-mid 1700's from Bourges, France. They came to escape the French Revolution because they were nobility.
The Revolution wasn’t until 1789, but one of the earliest records that were found was of Francis Delaurier as having married in Montreal in 1748. He went up river to Detroit and was married there. His son (also named Francis) had a son, Jean Baptiste. Jean Baptiste fought in the War of 1812 and was given a pension by the American government for fighting in the War of 1812 and received a land grant and purchased property across the river in Maidstone, Ontario.
Maidstone (township) was a township in Essex County in Ontario, Canada, from the Canadian Confederation in 1867 until 1999.
DeLaurier House is approached along a boardwalk at the western edge of the marsh lands at Point Pelee. It is located in Point Pelee National Park and was originally constructed between 1851 and 1861 by Oliver DeLaurier. The house was occupied by the DeLaurier family until 1966 when it was designated as "Recognized" because of its historical associations and architectural significance, and for its relationship to its environment.
Betty & Norm's
Betty & Norm's Tavern:
A pizza tavern owed by chef Delaurie's parent. Opened in
A featured article describing Betty & Norm's as the place to eat
Country Boy too
Bar & Grill
& Pasta Co.
Formerly known as Country Boy Tavern, the restaurant was revamped by Chef Debra Delaurier and transformed it into
St. Joachim Diner. Located in Belle River, Ontario, St. Joachim Diner served up local, homemade diner food from breakfast to dinner.
Our Family Fridge
The book's mission statement is to enjoy the benefits of home cooking.
The entire book is based around the ideology that cooking from scratch in your own kitchen will provide your family with an increase of health and well-being that could never be achieved through the purchase of premade or processed products.