The Most "Canadian" Foods

19 Mar 2013 9:37 PM | Deleted user
As taken from the Huffington Post Living


When people think of Canadian cuisine, sometimes it's hard to get past the stereotypes of crispy bacon and sweet maple syrup.

We're so fiercely proud of our quirky culinary traditions that even the clichés are whole-heartedly embraced. From Montreal's smoked deli meat to Prince Edward Island's world-famous potatoes, Canadians have a huge choice of local foods to experiment with, and they're often available year-round.

But when does food actually become 'Canadian'? Being invented there is a start. In the 1950s, Quebeckers reportedly invented poutine, though even that has been debated. Sushi pizza on the other hand, which is popular in Toronto, isn't really "Canadian-made" but has become somewhat of a staple for the city's sushi lovers.

Other surveys have found that Canadians like to eat healthier and ethnic foods, while trying to balance their love for baked goods and other comfort foods at the same time.

So now that we know what we like to eat, what are the most popular so-called Canadian foods? We've rounded up some of most iconic foods across the country undefined including those never-to-be-forgotten stereotypical ones.

Fiddleheads, Ketchup Chips, BeaverTails, Girl Guide Mint Cookies, Arctic Char, Bannock, Swiss Chalet Sauce, Screech, and Red Rose Tea are just a sample of what's on the list. Can you guess which provence the following foods are from? 

Nanaimo Bars Cod Tongue

Oka Cheese Blueberry Grunt

Rappie Pie Chokecherries

(for further descriptions and the origins of some notable Canadian cuisine, see the entire article here)

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