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Is Canadian food different than U.S. food?

Is Canadian food different than U.S. food?

Jun 25th, 2002, 09:22 AM
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Author: Foodie ([email protected])
Date: 06/22/2002, 02:38 am
Message: Anyone ever hear of Prairie Oyster? For the uninitiated it's not quite what you'd think it would be. Where do you find oysters in the Prairies? Order up some at the upcoming Calgary Stampede and find out!

Matter of fact they are the balls (teste's) of a bull. There is also a slang term called "Cow Patties" and I think you can figure out what that is.


Jun 25th, 2002, 12:19 PM
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American bacon - strips
Canadian bacon - round

Other than a few regional specialties, that's the only difference.
Jun 25th, 2002, 06:33 PM
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The bacon you find in Canada is in strips. "Canadian bacon" is an American term for round bacon, but the term isn't used in Canada (because it really doesn't make much sense to us, as we eat bacon in strips...)

I believe the Canadian term for the round bacon is Peameal (or Peabody) bacon, back bacon, or simply ham.
Jun 26th, 2002, 02:51 PM
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I do believe I have seen differences in the canadian cuisine from the US. For one, Quebec has very french food, great cheeses (that you cannot get in the US at ALL), desserts are fabulous, the bakeries better, the coffee is wonderful. I also love the english style breakfast sausages, as someone who grew up in England I missed them a great deal till I visited Toronto and Quebec. I also loved the crepes in Quebec, very different from home, much larger and better. My partner once ordered a huge french crepe with strawberries and Nutella inside! Wow.
Jun 26th, 2002, 09:04 PM
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distinctly canadian dishes:

Ragged Robins
Figgy Duff
Flipper Pie
Baked Wind Pills
Jiggs Dinner
Jun 27th, 2002, 07:25 AM
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Much as it pains me to disagree with anything Gary says, I have to cast a dissenting vote re Montreal bagels. Those are NOT bagels. They are pretzels on steroids. Toronto bagels - actually New York style - are the real thing. One of my colleagues once brought me back a dozen bagels from a trip to Montreal, and we had an official bagel tasting. Toronto won easily.
Jun 27th, 2002, 09:16 AM
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Canadian food, much like American food, it regional more than it is national.

The food of Texas isn't the same as the food in Maryland...

neither is the food of BC when compared to the food of Quebec.

Generally I'd say Canadian food is similar to American food, but the regional differences are what stands out.
Jun 27th, 2002, 09:21 AM
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The problem is that for some reason, if an American has seen Quebec, they think all of Canada is like that. They are too stupid to acknowledge that this is like asking an American if Northern New York is like Texan food. Like I always say, the USA is where ignorance, arrogance and bigotry is looked highly upon.
Jun 27th, 2002, 09:38 AM
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xxx is right -- that is what he always says. In fact, xxx just said the exact same thing in the US forum. xxx, why are you so predictably bland and boring?
Jun 27th, 2002, 10:36 AM
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xxx is so negative that the screen on my PC gets gray just from the bad energy coming through.

I think xxx is just a troll and wants to jerk peoples' chains. Don't get caught up in xxx negativity. This is a travel website and we're out to have fun. We have enough stress post September 11. Let's have fun and ignore xxx.
Jun 27th, 2002, 10:40 AM
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lol - your all soooo funny

It's not like your coming to some 3rd world country (geeez) the food is great .. canada has many different cultures with that comes many different kinds of foods .. no different than the USA ... silly people

Gotta run a polar bear just ran through my igloo - little buggers
Jul 7th, 2002, 06:56 PM
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To the Auzzie how said our beer is just average.... your right if you are talking about the big breweries ( you have to drink it cold so you can't taste it) BUT their are some amazing small brews that are some of the best I have ever tasted. Stay away from molsons and labatts and you cand find something worth tasting
Jul 7th, 2002, 08:34 PM
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I'm not sure how anyone could think US beers are better than Canadian or Australian - US beers are renowned worldwide for being very weak & flavourless!!
Jul 8th, 2002, 12:55 PM
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Ceasers!! I was with friends in San Francisco and we asked them if they made Ceasers. They did not. They had never heard of them. I think you can only get them in Canada.

For those of you who do not know what a Ceaser is it is like a Bloody Mary only it is made with Clamato Juice (Clams) It is a very spicy drink!!

Also in Halifax, Donairs!!
Jul 8th, 2002, 01:01 PM
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You could say that American beers were flavorless 30 years ago and be right. Only the ignorant say it now. Ask the experts.

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