Donna Leon – No Place Like Home in Cape Breton, NS

Place of Birth: Sydney, Nova Scotia

Currently Resides: Ottawa, Ontario

Occupation: President, Exec. Producer, Genuine Pictures Inc.

What are your family ties to Cape Breton?

I was born and raised in Cape Breton.  Many of my relatives still live there. 

Where’s your favourite place in Cape Breton to grab a bite?

Napoli’s in Sydney for pizza.  Always has been, always will be.  Fries from Fuzzy’s chip wagon.  A foot-long hot dog from the Lick A Chick. (And then a long hike up the Cabot Trail to burn off those calories!)

Where’s your favourite place in Cape Breton to grab a pint?

The Red Shoe, Mabou, especially on a summer Sunday afternoon during a ceilidh.

What’s the one dish you crave when you’re away from Nova Scotia?

Salt cod fishcakes, although I can now buy the cod in Ontario so I make my own.

Where in Cape Breton would we stand to see your favourite view?

On one of the lookouts atop Kelly’s Mountain.

Name 3 things I’ve gotta do when I visit Nova Scotia

1. Drive along the Cabot Trail.

2. Dine on lobster with relatives.

3. Swim in the Atlantic.

Plus 2 more...

4. Shop in Baddeck.

5. Turn off the technology, pull my nose down and unwind.

What makes Nova Scotia such a special place on earth for you?

The sea, the sand, the sights, the storytelling and the music.  Okay, the food’s pretty good too!

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  1. If in Cape Breton on a Saturday, be sure to check out the CB Farmers' Market at 340 Keltic Drive between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. Come for breakfast or brunch and be prepared for yummy ethnic choices (including native CB ones) and gourmet Fair Trade beverages.!

    Comment by Sharon MacDonald — May 24, 2012 @ 10:41 am

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