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Food in Newfoundland

Stuck in Toronto | Jun 23, 2004 10:15 AM

Emailled this to the site owner, but it bounced... so figured I'd share it with everyone.

Just read your article for the Toronto Star, and loved that you included Eastern Passage in your list!

I would, however, like to suggest that you go to Newfoundland some day. Eastern Passage is a good place to go for homesickness, but as decent as the food can be, it's nowhere near as good / varied / interesting as what you can get back home! Some examples:

Partridgeberry ANYTHING - Partridgeberries are basically like a cross between a blueberry and a cranberry, and make for an amazing cheesecake, amoung other things. Another berry that is only found in NL (in North America, I believe they are also found in Sweden) are called bakeapples. They look like fat orange-yellow raspberries, and are used as fish glazes, in baking, and jams, etc. Very unique.

Moose Stew - Chucky's Fish and Chips in St John's isn't touristy, and usually doesn't have many people in it.. but DAMN. As I sit here now typing this, just the thought of their moose stew has me craving it something fierce! Sometimes, they have caribou & moose stew as well. You'll also find moose steaks and moose burgers (I'd stay away from those, most moose burgers end up dry and cardboardy)

Local wines - http://www3.nf.sympatico.ca/weilwiner... for examples. The blueberry wines compliment wild game like you wouldn't believe.

GOOD fish and chips. I'm not much into deep fried food, but the fish and chips at The Big R in St. John's are actually quite nice - for fried food.

If you go to The Cabot Club : Pepperberry Crusted Loin of Labrador Caribou with Red Currant Jus . Yum.

I have to stop now, I'm starving, craving, and over a month away from my next trip to NL!

There's a lot more, so I hope you get a chance to make it out that way, you wouldn't regret it!

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