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CACTUSWENDY
01-26-2008, 12:22 AM
A couple of years ago I asked this question...back when we did not really have that many from Canada here. Thought it might be interesting to ask again.

What is considered Canadian Cuisine? Almost all other countries have some kind of distinction that makes the mouth water....the juices flow, etc.

I mean...Canadian bacon...Canadian Club.....Maple syrup....come on, help me out here.


This is the link from AW closet.
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9836&highlight=canadian+cuisine

(You folks from Ozland might be next....so watch your backs.)

J. Weiland
01-26-2008, 12:27 AM
It's like American food, only made by Canadians.

Bubastes
01-26-2008, 12:27 AM
Poutine, maybe?

J. Weiland
01-26-2008, 12:31 AM
Poutine, maybe?

You mean french fries covered in cheese, right?

Bubastes
01-26-2008, 12:34 AM
You mean french fries covered in cheese, right?

Close. Fries covered in cheese curds AND gravy.

Kadea
01-26-2008, 12:44 AM
Perogies.

Kadea
01-26-2008, 12:45 AM
Or vinegar on french fries? Even McD's hands out the vinegar packages like ketchup packages...

JLCwrites
01-26-2008, 12:47 AM
Or vinegar on french fries? Even McD's hands out the vinegar packages like ketchup packages...
Yum! I love vinegar on french fries. MMMM...

Maryn
01-26-2008, 12:48 AM
I got the oddest pizza of my life in Toronto. Ordinary white-flour crust, a ketchup-like tomato sauce, and loads of bright orange sharp cheddar cheese. It was pretty much inedible. Whether that's typical fare or they can spot a tourist and unload the last of that cheese, I couldn't say, but we no longer consider pizza north of the border.

At sporting events, we've gotten both hamburgers and hot dogs with mayonnaise on the bun, prepackaged and kept warm so there's no option of "no mayonnaise, please." But the beers are large and pleasantly chilled.

Gravy on fries, yes. Or vinegar. We don't usually order fries, but I've seen it served to others.

Maryn, who loves maple candy

JLCwrites
01-26-2008, 12:49 AM
A couple of years ago I asked this question...back when we did not really have that many from Canada here. Thought it might be interesting to ask again.

What is considered Canadian Cuisine? Almost all other countries have some kind of distinction that makes the mouth water....the juices flow, etc.

I mean...Canadian bacon...Canadian Club.....Maple syrup....come on, help me out here.


This is the link from AW closet.
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9836&highlight=canadian+cuisine

(You folks from Ozland might be next....so watch your backs.)
Moose Burgers and KTC. (ahem... .I mean KFC)

Kadea
01-26-2008, 12:49 AM
Now Perogie pizza is one thing that I never would have thought to be good, but yeah, it was (and SPICY at that!).

KTC
01-26-2008, 12:57 AM
Poutine, maybe?


This is Montreal cuisine...though, it is fairly common across the country.

KTC
01-26-2008, 12:58 AM
Moose Burgers and KTC. (ahem... .I mean KFC)


No comment.

KTC
01-26-2008, 12:59 AM
http://forums.egullet.org/uploads/1154812916/gallery_27656_2498_68815.jpg

Kadea
01-26-2008, 01:00 AM
Long island iced tea also has a VERY different result in Canada compared to what you get in the US

Haggis
01-26-2008, 01:07 AM
Real beer.

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:14 AM
Real beer.
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http://www.pac.ca/events/DecoratedPics2005/Moosehead.gif

JoeEkaitis
01-26-2008, 01:15 AM
I got the oddest pizza of my life in Toronto. Ordinary white-flour crust, a ketchup-like tomato sauce, and loads of bright orange sharp cheddar cheese. It was pretty much inedible. Whether that's typical fare or they can spot a tourist and unload the last of that cheese, I couldn't say, but we no longer consider pizza north of the border.Keep heading north. There's mighty fine pizza if you go far enough. (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=arctic+pizza,+barrow,+ak&ie=UTF8&ll=71.287711,-156.799901&spn=0.005156,0.014892&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A&om=0)

CaroGirl
01-26-2008, 01:21 AM
We have something called a Beaver Tail. Basically a deep-fried flat doughnut covered in brown sugar and cinnamon. That and a pile of poutine should keep our doctors busy into the next millenium.

CaroGirl
01-26-2008, 01:23 AM
Keep heading north. There's mighty fine pizza if you go far enough. (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=arctic+pizza,+barrow,+ak&ie=UTF8&ll=71.287711,-156.799901&spn=0.005156,0.014892&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A&om=0)
But keep in mind that Alaska is not actually in Canada.

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:33 AM
exactly.


I have to say that Canada has WAY better pizza than USA. Maryn, you must have had a bad experience. I couldn't imagine what that cheese is all about. The pizza up here is EXTREMELY good.

cray
01-26-2008, 01:33 AM
oh my

CaroGirl
01-26-2008, 01:36 AM
exactly.


I have to say that Canada has WAY better pizza than USA. Maryn, you must have had a bad experience. I couldn't imagine what that cheese is all about. The pizza up here is EXTREMELY good.
The WORST pizza I ever had was, believe it or not, in Boston. It was made of some kind of cardboard and covered in red stuff, sporadic bits of plastic cheese and canned mushrooms (at least that's what I think they were).

Kadea
01-26-2008, 01:36 AM
exactly.


I have to say that Canada has WAY better pizza than USA. Maryn, you must have had a bad experience. I couldn't imagine what that cheese is all about. The pizza up here is EXTREMELY good.

yeah, there's a pizza place on every corner! They'd better be good at it!

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:37 AM
oh my what?

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:38 AM
I know, Kad...and I really can't get enough of it. We had pizza one night this week, I had 7 pieces. Dominoes has the freshest toppings. I love 241 too, though. Pizza Pizza is about 2 blocks away...they have about 16 different kinds of individual slices to choose from at any given time.

cray
01-26-2008, 01:40 AM
oh my, this,...





I have to say that Canada has WAY better pizza than USA.



this could set off some sort of pizza war!

Kadea
01-26-2008, 01:41 AM
I know, Kad...and I really can't get enough of it. We had pizza one night this week, I had 7 pieces. Dominoes has the freshest toppings. I love 241 too, though. Pizza Pizza is about 2 blocks away...they have about 16 different kinds of individual slices to choose from at any given time.

There's your proof right there folks. The National Canadian Food <insert drumroll> is PIZZA!

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:42 AM
Um...rock and roll will never die?


Yes. Young is definitely up there in the Canadian Cuisine charts. My hero. My my.

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:43 AM
Sorry Gravity...I captured it before you deleted. (-;

Kadea
01-26-2008, 01:44 AM
I thought it was funny.

CaroGirl
01-26-2008, 01:45 AM
I had pizza for lunch. Just two slices, though.

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:47 AM
I had pizza for lunch. Just two slices, though.


I so want pizza now. Toppings; mushrooms, olives, pineapples, goat's cheese, pepperoni, bacon, green peppers, cheese, oh...it's killing me!

CACTUSWENDY
01-26-2008, 01:49 AM
And what, pray tell is.......poutine?

:Shrug:

Kadea
01-26-2008, 01:50 AM
anchovies, garlic, pickles, onions, pepperochinis, herring... That help deter you?

(And no I don't like a pizza with those topppings, except for the garlic and onions sometimes)

CACTUSWENDY
01-26-2008, 01:57 AM
You guys really eat that.....poutine?....all at one time? (interesting....)

:crazy:....is it pickled? Hot to the taste? What does it taste like?

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:58 AM
And what, pray tell is.......poutine?

:Shrug:
http://jpatokal.iki.fi/photo/travel/Canada/Ottawa/Food_Poutine_Closeup.JPG

CaroGirl
01-26-2008, 01:58 AM
You guys really eat that.....poutine?....all at one time? (interesting....)

:crazy:....is it pickled? Hot to the taste? What does it taste like?
Kadea did not answer your question.

Poutine is french fries smothered in white cheese curds and hot gravy (so the cheese melts and gets all stringy). It actually tastes great but is sooo bad for you.

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:58 AM
poutine is only french fries with cheese curds and gravy.

KTC
01-26-2008, 01:59 AM
lol

CaroGirl
01-26-2008, 01:59 AM
poutine is only french fries with cheese curds and gravy.
Great Canadian minds think alike, apparently.

KTC
01-26-2008, 02:05 AM
Great Canadian minds think alike, apparently.


That's what he said!
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WX9WH1QKL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg

Haggis
01-26-2008, 02:10 AM
Great Canadian minds think alike, apparently.

That's 'cause you're not rugged individualists like us 'Merkins. :tongue

Gravity
01-26-2008, 02:20 AM
http://jpatokal.iki.fi/photo/travel/Canada/Ottawa/Food_Poutine_Closeup.JPG

Oh my God! That's what they pulled back in the airlock after that guy's spacesuit failed! You know, in that one movie! I LOVED that movie!!

JLCwrites
01-26-2008, 02:58 AM
We have something called a Beaver Tail. Basically a deep-fried flat doughnut covered in brown sugar and cinnamon.
We call those Elephant Ears here in the Pac. Northwest. They serve them at fairs and such.... so yummy.

Gina M
01-26-2008, 03:34 AM
I wouldn't call it cuisine, but we do kick butt in the potato chip department.
We have;
BBQ
Ketchup
Salt & Vinegar
Pepper & Vinegar
Ranch
All Dressed
Sour Cream & Onion
Smoky Bacon
Bacon & cheddar
Cheddar & Sour Cream
Curry
Jalapeno
Cheddar Cheese
Nacho Cheese
Dill

There's more.

Gina

CaroGirl
01-26-2008, 03:36 AM
I wouldn't call it cuisine, but we do kick butt in the potato chip department.
This is true!! When my cousin and his girlfriend visited from Scotland they acted as if they'd been living in Russia. Ooo, look at all the choices.

Silver King
01-26-2008, 04:51 AM
If I were in Montreal right now, I'd go to Schwartz's and order a huge smoked meat sandwich on rye. Then I'd get a brisket to go so I could enjoy more sandwiches later.

Now I'm hungry, dang it.

KTC
01-26-2008, 04:53 AM
If I were in Montreal right now, I'd go to Schwartz's and order a huge smoked meat sandwich on rye. Then I'd get a brisket to go so I could enjoy more sandwiches later.

Now I'm hungry, dang it.

BEEN THERE. DONE THAT. YES!

http://www.gridskipper.com/images/2006/04/04282006.9.jpg

KTC
01-26-2008, 04:54 AM
St. Laurent Street...I wanna go there RIGHT now. Thanks a lot!

KTC
01-26-2008, 04:55 AM
If I were in Montreal right now, I'd go to Schwartz's and order a huge smoked meat sandwich on rye. Then I'd get a brisket to go so I could enjoy more sandwiches later.

Now I'm hungry, dang it.

I have to suffer, so so do you!

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/1370384-Schwartzs-Montreal.jpg

Silver King
01-26-2008, 05:16 AM
I was hungry earlier, Kevin, but now you've made it insatiable. I swear I can taste the meat at this very moment. There's nothing quite like it, anywhere.

Sheryl Nantus
01-26-2008, 06:09 AM
http://jpatokal.iki.fi/photo/travel/Canada/Ottawa/Food_Poutine_Closeup.JPG

*swoons*

*begins to weep*

I MISS CANADA!!!

:cry: