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A Taste of Canada

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Where do we start? There’s figgy duff (a cakey boiled pudding with raisins), toutons (pieces of fried bread dough often served with molasses), jiggs dinner (boiled salt beef and vegetables) and lots, lots more!

Nova Scotia
Everyone in Halifax has a favourite place to get donairs — wraps made with spiced meat and vegetables. There are lots of delicious foods from land and sea, too: fiddleheads (young ferns that are still wrapped up in a spiral shape), scallops, and blueberries, for instance.

Prince Edward Island
Every trip to P.E.I. has to include a lobster dinner, preferably one in a church basement or community hall for the right atmosphere. Charlottetown’s Cows Ice Cream is famous across Canada, both for its icy treats and its goofy T-shirts and other products featuring cartoon cows. And of course there are lots and lots of potatoes.

New Brunswick
Not surprisingly, fresh seafood such as mussels, clams and lobster is what this province is best known for, but you’ll also find unique specialties like poutine rapée (grated potatoes and salt pork cooked together)

There are mouth-watering treats everywhere you turn in Quebec, from maple syrup and taffy at cabanes à sucre to smoked meat and bagels in downtown Montreal to local cheeses. Don’t forget to try poutine (French fries with cheese curds and gravy) at a small casse-croute (snack bar).

Like most big cities in Canada, Toronto offers foods from almost every country in the world. Ottawa is famous for beavertails, fried pastries smothered with toppings such as cheese and garlic butter or cinnamon sugar.

Settlers from Eastern Europe — Ukraine, Russia, Germany — brought delicious foods such as cabbage rolls and borscht (beet soup) with them. First Nations shared traditional foods like fresh fish and wild rice.

Everyone knows there’s lots of grain in Saskatchewan, but the durum wheat grown here and in other western provinces is extremely important because it’s perfect for making pasta.

If a small town in the province has a railway line running through it, chances are good there’s a Chinese-Canadian restaurant nearby. That’s because Chinese railway workers often stayed behind when the work was over, opening restaurants even though most had no training as chefs.

British Columbia
Cranberries, crab, wild mushrooms and of course, salmon. These are foods that have been loved by people from the earliest days of First Nations to modern times.

Northwest Territories
Fish in the lakes of northern Canada are some of the tastiest around. Arctic char, pickerel, lake trout and more are very popular here.

Yukon Territories
The gold rush of the late 1800s brought people streaming in from all over. They survived on bacon, tinned beans and sourdough bread.

Traditional Inuit foods are still popular here, alongside the same modern foods eaten everywhere else. Caribou, seal, walrus, Arctic hare and ptarmigan (a type of bird) may be eaten raw or frozen along with fried fish and local plants and berries.

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