Canada is the largest country in North America and the second largest country in the world. It is considered to be one of the wealthiest countries in the world and is known for the beautiful landscapes and the culture. Montreal is one city that visitors flock to. It is the largest city in the Quebec province and is home to the largest population of French-speaking people in North America. The country is known for it’s trendy culture and it’s nightlife. Toronto is another popular destination, as is Calgary, which was known for the 1988 Winter Olympics. Quebec City is considered to be the oldest city in North America.
Cuisine in Canada varies depending on which province the tourist is visiting. Most cuisine is related to French, American or British foods. In the northern territories, wild game is popular, while in the Quebec province, one can hear the echoes of the French past in the cooking.
There are a number of traditional dishes that can be found around Canada. One popular dish Canada is poutine. Poutine is created by putting large steak fries into a deep dish and adding beef gravy and cheese curds. The curds melt into the gravy and it creates a delicious blend of simple flavors. Haddock and chips is another popular dish that can be found in most restaurants and food stands in the country.
Fiddlehead ferns are cooked in a number of different dishes, and are often served as a side dish. These vegetables can only be picked for a short time, and must be cooked thoroughly in order to avoid the Fiddlehead breaking down and causing vitamin B deficiencies.
Montreal smoked meat is identified as the food of Montreal. There are a number of extremely well-known smoke houses, including Jarry Smoked Meat, Chenoy’s and the Main Deli, where visitors can get some smoked meat or a smoked meat sandwich. It is possible to find smoked meat in other parts of the country, but most connoisseurs of smoked meat believe that the only true smoked meat can be found in Montreal. It is so popular that some deliver the meat by mail-order. A traditional smoked meat sandwich will often be served simply, with mustard, a side of chips and coleslaw and a pickle.
Some other popular meats served in Canada include wild game such as Venison, Partridge, Bear, Moose and Caribou. Often these meats are marinated and cooked a certain way in order to take the gamey taste out of the meat. Side-dishes may be fairly strong. Surprisingly, fruit tends to go well with these gamey meats, taking the strong taste down to a tolerable level.
Sea food is also very popular in Canada. Salmon is cooked in most established restaurants, and many journey to Canada simply to go Salmon fishing. Lobster is another bit of seafood that is served frequently in Canada, as is Atlantic Cod.