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What is Canadian Cuisine?


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What is Canadian Cuisine?

cloudshoveller | Jul 9, 2010 02:00 PM

My Sister-in-Law is Taiwanese and moved to Canada (AB) when she married my Brother two years ago. In that time she went from not knowing how to boil water to being a pretty decent cook.

Her family is now coming to visit Canada and she (with my help) would like to make them a dinner consisting of a "Canadian" menu.

She does not want any Asian dishes as in "these are the Asian dishes Canadians eat" as her family already cooks and eats Asian. She wants true Canadian food.

Having been born in Canada this leaves me puzzling the question "what is Canadian food"? We would love some input of fellow foodies. My sister-in-law's kitchen skills are not up to suggestions such as "pemmican" but certainly she could handle creatively prepared salmon etc...

We have until the fall to get a menu together so feel free to discuss...I wasn't sure quite what to tell her when she asked me "What Are the Quintessential Canadian Foods?"

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