Celebrated chef to close northern Ontario restaurant after losing his sense of smell – CBC

May 11, 2023

Sudbury researcher says long COVID is still largely misunderstood

A celebrated Indigenous chef is shutting down his northern Ontario restaurant because he lost his sense of smell due to COVID-19.

Gerry Brandon, 61, opened L’Autochtone Taverne Américaine in Temiskaming Shores four years ago with his partner, Nancy Cassidy.

Brandon is Anishinaabe, from Dokis First Nation. He’s a survivor of what’s become known as the Sixties Scoop, a series of government policies that saw thousands of Indigenous children taken from their homes and placed in foster care or adopted into non-Indigenous families between 1951 and 1991.

L’Autochtone means “Indigenous” in French. The restaurant combines English, French and Indigenous cuisine, and has garnered rave reviews from food writers and customers for blending those flavours.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/long-covid-restaurant-closure-1.6838822

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