Based on a recipe from the November/December 2009 issue of AAA’s magazine, Northern New England Journey. The intro says, “…a traditional French-Canadian meat pie...” with the “… fragrance of cloves and holiday spices….” In addition, it goes on, “The name’s origin is disputed. The French might have named the dish for fowl called tourtes, now hunted to extinction, or after a baking dish called a tourtière. Some iterations combine different meats, some include potatoes or mushrooms; there are even vegetarian recipes. All versions call for a savory spiced filling in a double crust served warm, at room temperature, or cold.” I haven’t tried this yet.