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What kind of foods are considered Canadian?

Oct 21st, 2012, 07:55 PM
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"Metaphorically foaming at the mouth over Boston Pizza
and gravy? Really?"

"Only one mention of Nanaimo bars......!?

Follow the Nanaimo Bar Trail all the way to a diabetic coma! 8-)

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Oct 22nd, 2012, 10:17 AM
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NorthwestMale: A cogent argument indeed, but why stop at Canadian cuisine?

After all, there is nothing unique about Canada. Its culture--art, music, theatre, literature, films--is just a pale imitation of that of other lands. Its political institutions are borrowed from abroad. Its sports all originated elsewhere, and even the so-called national game of hockey was devised by some British Army officers over-wintering here with nothing else to do. Its languages, except for a few insignificant aboriginal ones, are all from other lands. In short there is nothing unique to Canada and to argue otherwise is, as you so aptly put it, to justify the unjustifiable.

So why doesn't Canada just submit to the inevitable and join the great republic that it borders and which is the source of everything great and wonderful (and unique to boot).

Why should Canada be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the War of 1812 when it should be regarding it as the great lost opportunity to become part of the shining city on the hill?Then at least we would be able to call our food "American" and no-one would dream of thinking otherwise.

I have one slight quibble with your flawless argument--Boston Pizza, the restaurant chain you mention, is by no means the largest Canadian fast-food chain. That Canadian icon, Tim Hortons (named after a real Canadian BTW) has ten times as many outlets.
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Oct 28th, 2012, 01:07 PM
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I think Saskatoon Pie is Canadian- have never seen it anywhere else- and I have only seen it in the prairie provinces.
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Real Canadian food? They have to be aboriginal. Whitefish, bannock and buffalo hump. These 3 items were served to the visiting royalties and on special occassions in the old days. They are all traditional western Canada fare. Salmon is more coastal to BC where Whitefish is more inland.

For people with a more modern taste, try buffalo burger, venison, elk sausage and other local specialties. Wash it down with a beer made from local hobs and barley.

Saskatoon berries jam is very good and would make a great souvenir.

Depending on what part of Western Canada you will go through, tehre is a strong culture / heritage of Ukrainian in westewrn Canada (early settlers and farmers). The Ukrainian food there is better than in the Ukraine (better quality of product)
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Nov 10th, 2012, 08:31 PM
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" Wash it down with a beer made from local hobs"

Make that hops -Beer is made with hops.
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Nov 11th, 2012, 04:47 AM
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It's a typo ... ... many more mistakes on the same post ... fingers not working well ...
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Nov 12th, 2012, 07:13 AM
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My parents are Canadian and I grew up about 30 minutes south of the Canadian border, 45 minutes south of Vancouver. For the holidays, we had butter tarts always, sipped Murchies tea, we ate haggis at Christmas for my Scottish cousin-in-law, shortbread cookies, Nanaimo bars, Coffee Crisp chocolate bars, Alberta beef, Saskatoon berry jam, marmalade, McIntosh toffee, and recently, the Asian and East Indian cuisine is huge in Vancouver. Most of the fish in British Columbia was very fresh, swimming just last night, as my Alberta-born mother would say. Seafood is spectacular. Find a small German delicatessen and get a sandwich on water bread. We never ate our French fries with gravy and/or cheese. We would eat at White Spot, which is a Canadian family dining chain. Everyone swears by Tim Horton donuts and coffee, but I remain unconvinced, though it is certainly a Canadian tradition.

Lots of fun - great question!
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