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Canadian Recipes


Canada is a country of many regions, and the cuisine of Canada very much reflects this fact. Each region of the country has its own unique dishes and flavors.

As might expected, given the country's history, Canadian cuisine has been greatly influenced by both British cuisine and French cuisine. Canada has a long southern border with the United States, so it should be no surprise to find influences from United States cuisine too. Additionally, there are dishes inspired by German cuisine, as well as eastern European and Scandinavian influences, especially in the West of the country, and Canada's Chinese community have brought their own dishes too. Finally, Canada's earliest inhabitants, Inuit and First Nations people, also have their own dishes and culinary traditions.

Some popular Canadian foods include:
  • Poutine - One of Canada's most famous dishes. Poutine originated in the French Canadian kitchens of from Québec, but has become popular throughout the country. Poutine is simply French fries topped with cheese curds and covered with gravy.

  • Lumberjack's breakfast - A traditional Canadian breakfast containing eggs, ham, bacon, sausage and pancakes.

  • Pâté chinois - A French Canadian dish somewhat similar to Cottage pie: a layer of ground beef (usually mixed with chopped onions and peppers), covered with a layer of corn (a mix of whole kernel and creamed corn is usually used) and then covered with a layer of mashed potatoes. The dish may be sprinkled with paprika, and is often served accompanied with pickled beets. The name of the dish means "Chinese pie", and there are various as to the origin of this name, the most common being that Chinese cooks serving railroad workers were taught how to make the dish.

  • Montreal bagels - Montreal bagels are the Canadian version of bagels. These bagels are prepared by boiling in honey-sweetened water and then cooked in a wood-fired oven. The bagels commonly come into two varieties: black-seed (sprinkled with poppy seeds) or white-seed (sprinkled with sesame seeds).

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  • TourtiLiègere - A traditional meat pie from Québec made using ground pork, beef, veal or even game, and sometimes also containing potatoes. These pies are particular popular during the Christmas season.

  • Oreilles de crisse - Deep-fried pork jowls served with maple syrup.

  • Fish and brewis - A traditional meal from Newfoundland, made using salted cod and hardtack (a savory cracker-like biscuit). Both the main ingredients are soaked over night (to remove salt from the cod, and soften both cod and hardtack) and then boiled separately before being put together. Scrunchions (pork rind) or butter with chopped onions and flower, is then drizzled over the mixture.

  • Jigg's dinner - Another traditional meal of Newfoundland: salt beef, cabbage, and potatoes, as well as, optionally carrots and turnips. Traditionally jigg's dinner is served with pease pudding (a paste made from peas).

  • Toutin - A Newfoundland pancake-like dish. dough fried in fat.

  • Flipper pie - Seal flipper in a pie.

  • Ginger beef - This Chinese-inspired dish has become popular in western Canada. Strips of beef are deep-fried and coated with a sweet sauce (ginger is one of the ingredients in the sauce).

  • Nanaimo bar - A traditional Canadian dessert consisting of three layers, from bottom to top: a crumb layer (made using coconut, nut and wafer crumbs), a layer of vanilla custard, and a layer of chocolate.

  • Butter tarts - A dessert made from butter, sugar and eggs in a pastry shell. Butterscotch, chocolate chips, coconut or dates may optionally be added.

  • Figgy duff - A boiled dessert from Newfoundland. Figgy duff is a mixture o of butter, sugar, eggs and raisins, all boiled togetherin a bag.
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Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip

By Lindsay Anderson

Anderson Lindsay
Released: 2017-03-07
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Two friends. Five months. One car. Ten provinces. Three territories. Seven islands. Eight ferries. Two flights. One 48-hour train ride. And only one call to CAA. The result: over 100 incredible Canadian recipes from coast to coast and the Great White North.


In the midst of a camping trip in Squamish, British Columbia, Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller decided that the summer of 2013 might be the right time for an adventure. And they knew what they wanted that adventure to be: a road trip across the entire country, with the purpose of writing about Canada's food, culture, and wealth of compelling characters and their stories.
     37,000 kilometres later, and toting a "Best Culinary Travel Blog" award from Saveur magazine, Lindsay and Dana have brought together stories, photographs and recipes from across Canada in Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip. The authors write about their experiences of trying whale blubber in Nunavut, tying a GoPro to a fishing line in Newfoundland to get a shot of the Atlantic Ocean's "cod highway," and much more.
     More than 80 contributors--including farmers, grandmothers, First Nations elders, and acclaimed chefs--have shared over 90 of their most beloved regional recipes, with Lindsay and Dana contributing some of their own favourites too. You'll find recipes for all courses from Barley Pancakes, Yukon Cinnamon Buns, and Bannock to Spot Prawn Ceviche, Bison Sausage Rolls, Haida Gwaii Halibut and Maritime Lobster Rolls; and also recipes for preserves, pickles and sauces, and a whole chapter devoted to drinks.
     Feast is a stunning representation of the diversity and complexity of Canada through its many favourite foods. The combination of Lindsay and Dana's capitivating journey with easy-to-follow recipes makes the book just as pleasurable to read as it is to cook from.

The Canadian Living Cookbook

By Carol Ferguson

Random House
Hardcover (285 pages)

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"This is the ultimate in back to basic cooking. It has been my staple cookbook for years on everything from an awesome banana bread, to roasting turkeys. All the recipes turn out great. I purchased this book for my cottage." --Cooking in Calgary & Cape Breton

The All New Purity Cook Book (Classic Canadian Cookbook Series)

Whitecap Books
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The Purity Cookbook has long been part of family traditions in many homes, and rare first editions are collector's items. Carefully reproduced from the original 1967 edition, this cookbook contains the recipes for an incredible variety of dishes, as well as tiny gems of kitchen wisdom that have been passed on from generation to generation. Handy charts detail the times for cooking vegetables, roasting turkeys, and cooking meat. With the Purity Cookbook, you can create an era of good, wholesome food just like your grandmother used to make.

Kate Aitken's Canadian Cook Book (Classic Canadian Cookbook Series)

By Kate Aitken

Whitecap Books
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From the 1930s to the 1950s, Kate Aitken was a role model for millions of Canadian women who listened to her national radio show, clipped her recipes from the Montreal Standard, where she was Women's Editor, and purchased her books and pamphlets on everything from cooking and childcare to travel and etiquette.

Kate Aitken's Canadian Cook Book was first published in 1945 and became an instant bestseller. In Kate's own words, the book is "a handy, inexpensive guide to healthful daily living."

Along with delicious recipes for appetizers, baked goods, canning, main dishes, salads, soups, and quick lunches and suppers, she provides a wealth of information on nutrition, "Notes to Brides", and helpful hints on cooking. Considered the "Martha Stewart" of her day, Kate Aitken's practical recipes endure to delight Canadian families today.

Canadian Cuisine: A Cookbook of Authentic Recipes of Canada

By J.R. Stevens

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Discover Canadian Cuisine, Eh! Canadian Cuisine is a collection of more than 50 authentic Canadian Recipes. Real Canadian Cooking is a mix of French, Canadian, and North American style cuisines from bacon to maple to poutine. And you will learn them all in this cookbook! This cookbook will teach you an effortless style of Canadian cooking that will produce amazingly delicious and tasty meals. Enjoying Canadian food is as easy as going to the local grocer and grabbing some fresh meats and spices! Remember authentic Canadian Cuisine is a fusion of many great cuisines and you will learn them all in this easy to follow cookbook. So grab your copy of Canadian Cusisine now!

Easy Canadian Cookbook: Authentic Canadian Cooking

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The Easy Canadian Cookbook is a collection of 50 Authentic Canadian Recipes. Real Canadian Cooking is a mix of French, Canadian, and North American style cuisines. And you will learn them all in this cookbook!

No one can dislike good Canadian food. Dishes like Apple Scones, Shawarma, and Rustic Roasted Turkey are Candian classics you will learn in this cookbook.

This cookbook will teach you an effortless style of Canadian cooking that will produce amazingly delicious and tasty meals.

Enjoying Canadian food is as easy as going to the local grocer and grabbing some fresh meats and spices! Remember Authentic Canadian Cooking is a fusion of many great cuisines and you will learn them all in the Easy Canadian Cookbook!

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  • Tangy Swordfish
  • Maple Leaf Ham
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  • Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic, and Leek Soup
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Canadian Living: The Ultimate Cookbook

By Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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To celebrate 40 years of culinary creativity and recipe precision, the Canadian Living Test Kitchen have brought together 300+ of their must-have, must-cook recipes. From appetizers to desserts—and everything in between—this is the ultimate Canadian Living cookbook, celebrating the modern, fresh and healthy way Canadians like to eat.

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In this book, you will find 300+ recipes for dishes of all kinds, from appetizers to desserts; helpful resource section, with lists of substitutions, temperature and doneness charts, and cooking reference information; 100+ colour photographs;  helpful cooking, shopping and preparing tips scattered throughout; complete index that groups all recipes into helpful categories, search by type of recipe (such as soup or frittata), ingredient (such as turkey or cherries) or recipe name and full nutrient analysis of each recipe.

Chapters include:
• Appetizers, Dips and Spreads
• Soups
• Salads
• Side Dishes
• Poultry Mains
• Beef & Lamb Mains
• Pork Mains
• Fish & Seafood Mains
• Pasta, Noodles and Dumplings
• Eggs & Breakfast
• Quick Breads
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• Sauces & Preserves
• Pies & Tarts
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