Saturday, October 25, 2008

100 Canadian Foods to Eat

Found here:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.

2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.

3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

4) Post a comment here linking to your results

Maple Syrup & Poutine's 100 Canadian Foods to Consume

1. Arctic Char
2. Ketchup flavoured chips
3. Wild Rice Pilaf
4. Caribou Steak
5. Gourmet Poutine (Poutine, yes - but it was from a fast food place.)
6. Screech
7. Beaver Tails (It's a donut!)
8. Maple Baked Beans
9. Bison Burger
10. Bumbleberry pie
11. Nanaimo bar (Love, love, love! Do I get bonus points for actually having relatives who live in Nanaimo?)
12. Butter Tarts (Mom makes them every Christmas.)
13. Cedar Planked B.C. Salmon
14. Wild Blueberries
15. Pure Local Cranberry Juice
16. Chocolate from Ganong or Purdy’s (I depend on Auntie Daryth sending me Purdy's chocolate every Christmas!)
17. A cup of warm cider from your local orchard
18. Caesar
19. 4 of the following types of apples (Cortland, Empire, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Spartan, Greensleeves, Liberty, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Golden Russet, Idared, Gala)
20. Freshly foraged mushrooms
21. Dinner cooked by Michael Smith, Susur Lee or Rob Feenie
22. Fondue Chinoise
23. Dish created from a Canadian Living Magazine recipe
24. Peameal Bacon Sandwich from St. Lawrence Market in Toronto
25. Lobster bought directly from a boat in a Maritime harbour
26. Handmade perogies from your local church or market (How about just by my Mom?!!?)
27. Alberta Beef at an Alberta Steakhouse
28. Leamington Tomatoes
29. Roasted Pheasant
30. Wild Game hunted by someone you know
31. Ice Wine (No, but I really want to try it!)
32. Habitant Pea Soup – entire can
33. Any Canadian Artisinal Cheese
34. Bannock
35. Tourtiere (Another thing I would really like to try.)
36. Flapper Pie
37. Jellied Moose Nose
38. Saskatoon Berries
39. Fish and Brewis
40. Screech Pie
41. Fiddleheads
42. Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich
43. Flipper Pie
44. Montreal Bagels with Smoked Salmon
45. Toutins
46. Jam Busters
47. Bakeapple Pie
48. Bridge Mixture (Oh, I am so addicted to this!)
49. Canadian Style Pizza (bacon, pepperoni. Mushrooms)
50. Shreddies
51. A cone from Cow’s Ice Cream
52. Lumberjack or Logger’s Breakfast
53. Jigg’s Dinner
54. Rappie Pie
55. Pemmican
56. Lake Erie Sturgeon Caviar (ook.)
57. Belon Oysters (ook. No bivalves, please)
58. Brome Lake Duck
59. Beer from a stubby bottle. (When I was a kid I didn't know they came any other way.)
60. A beer from Unibroue or Phillips Brewery.
61. Salt Spring Island Lamb
62. Fry’s Cocoa
63. A bag of Old Dutch Potato Chips
64. Every Flavour of Laura Secord Suckers
65. Chicken Dinner from St Hubert’s or Swiss Chalet
66. Hickory Sticks
67. An entire box of Kraft Dinner (To the detriment of my waistline.)
68. Candy Apples (NOT caramel apples)
69. Corn from a roadside stand (This is how my family always buys it. My inlaws, however - grow it in their backyard!)
70. A meal at Eigensenn Farm
71. Okanogan Peaches (And even picked them!)
72. Berkshire Pork
73. PEI Potatoes
74. Something cooked in Canola oil
75. Figgy Duff (Hmm. But I do have the album...)
76. Blueberry Grunt
77. High Tea at the Empress Hotel (Not even in the 5 years I lived in Victoria)
78. Fresh maple syrup hardened on the snow (And had the sugar headache afterward to prove it!)
79. Oreilles de Christ
80. Nova Scotia Beer Warmer
81. A cheese plate containing Bleu Bénédictin, Friulano, St. Maure and Oka.
82. Black or red currant jam
83. Maple glazed Doughnut from Tim Horton’s with a Large “Double Double” (I really like Tim Hortons' Chili.)
84. A glass of Mission Hill’s “Oculus”
85. Alberta Pure Vodka
86. Chokecherries
87. Canada Day Cake
88. Boulettes
89. Canadian Iced Tea (How is this different?)
90. Mead
91. Fricot
92. Grandperes
93. Local honey
94. Creton on toast
95. Glen Breton Rare
96. A whole box of Smarties, where the empty box is then used as a kazoo (Yes! Especially the kazoo part!)
97. Grilled cheese made with Canadian Cheddar
98. A meal from Harvey’s
99. Lake Erie Perch
100. Red Rose Tea

If you are unsure of what the item is, look it up! Please pass the list on to your friends and fellow bloggers - whether they are Canadian or not.


tara said...

I am at about 78 of the list but had to stop to ask "the difference between American and Canadian Iced tea!!?" Really? Sugar sugar sugar. I drink as much as I can when I am back home.

Mom said...

You've had bumbleberry pie - that's the pie I make when I only have a little bit of apples, rhubarb and whatever berries left. Maybe Canadian Iced Tea is made without the liquor? New york/Long Island Iced Tea has booze in it (at least up here it does)
Love & Hugs

Anonymous said...

Sugar and lemon is the difference, a lot of places in the states when you ask for iced tea, that is precisly what you get cold iced plain orange pekoe tea. Jaimes

freshisle said...

Thank you! This is a really neat list. It may take me all weekend to get through it, but I'm going to try it.
Some of my favourite foods are on this list!

Zonda said...

I miss Creton!!! I used to get it in Maine, can't find it whenever I visit!