A Canadian Culinary Adventure

International Recipes



Canadian cuisine can be called the cuisine of immigrants. While it shares much of its basis with American cuisine, it has developed some particular regional dishes that reflect each region's cultural roots. Quebec, for example, has very much a cuisine of its own, which is not necessarily known in other parts of the country. One of the most famous dishes of the West Coast is an adaptation of a Chinese dish.

Canada's most famous and popular "dish" is probably poutine: French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. Though it doesn't sound particularly appetizing, I meant to make it. After all, millions of Canadians cannot be wrong (then again, they elected Stephen Harper). I didn't, however, because I couldn't find cheese curds - and I imagine the taste would be significantly different with another type of cheese - and I didn't know what to serve it with or when to eat it. I may still make it one day, but I'm not holding my breath.

I ended up making only two Canadian dishes, but they were both very good.

  • Ginger Beef
    a delicious stir-fry, a favorite in Calgary and surroundings.
  • Tourtiere
    who could have imagined that this Quebecois pork pie would be so good?