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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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Canadian Cuisine: A Cookbook of Authentic Recipes of Canada

By J.R. Stevens

Independently published
Paperback (70 pages)

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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

By Cheff Maggie Chow

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Learn the Canadian Style of Cooking, Eh.



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!

Here is a Preview of the Recipes You Will Learn:

  • Tangy Swordfish
  • Maple Leaf Ham
  • Canadian BBQ Sauce
  • Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic, and Leek Soup
  • Baked Blueberry & Coconut Oatmeal
  • Much, much more!


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The Laura Secord Canadian Cook Book (Classic Canadian Cookbook)

Whitecap Books
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Canadian cuisine is recognized the world over as combining a unique array of fresh ingredients and a variety of cultural influences tempered by tradition. This third title in the Classic Canadian Cookbook series includes Canada's most beloved recipes - think Nanaimo bars, matrimonial cake, maple fudge, tourtiere, fish cakes, bannock, and wild blueberry jam. Known as the first truly Canadian cookbook, this faithful replica of the original edition is essential for cooks anywhere.

The plucky spirit of 19th-century Canadian heroine Laura Secord permeates this collection, which was sponsored by the Laura Secord Candy Shops and created by the Canadian Home Economics Association to commemorate the Canadian centennial in 1967. Inspired by our national history and identity, it was destined to become an instant classic.

The regional and cultural diversity of Canadian cooking in the '60s is wonderfully captured in these recipes:

Fricandeau (a veal and pork loaf)
Malpeque Oyster Stew
Holubtse (Ukrainian stuffed cabbage rolls)
Glazed Back Bacon
Hot Cross Buns
Blueberry Grunt
Maplewood Doughnuts
Quebec Sugar Pie
Grape Jelly

Canada's Favourite Recipes

By Rose Murray

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Canada's beloved food writers, and long-time friends, Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird have teamed up to create an all-new cookbook containing some of the most quintessential and delicious recipes of Canadian cuisine.

A beautiful keepsake hardcover book, Canada's Favourite Recipes is not only a treasury of homespun food but a visual cornucopia. This is an evocative volume you will want to give to every friend on your holiday shopping list this year -- and still keep one for yourself. Over 125 recipes are complemented by Rose and Elizabeth's own personal anecdotes as well as recollections from fine chefs about food and dishes from their heritage and home regions. The recipes are a perfect balance of simple, easy-to-follow instructions and unique flavour combinations, making this book a must-have for any food lover with a desire to understand the roots of Canadian food.

Best Recipes Ever from Canadian Living and CBC: Fresh, Fun & Tasty Tested-Till-Perfect Recipes From the Hit Show

By Canadian Living

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Catch up with Kary Osmond, the host of CBC Television’s show “Best Recipes Ever” as she explores Canadian Living Magazine’s recipe library and cooks up mealtime solutions for busy home cooks. For 35 years, Canadian Living has been developing creative meal solutions for Canadian families. Whether you’re entertaining or eating a family meal on Wednesday night, the Test Kitchen has meal solutions that taste great and are easy on the cook. This collection showcases all of the recipes featured in the show’s first and second seasons. Peppered with helpful tips and friendly advice, it gives readers the tools they need to make delicious, low-fuss meals at home for any occasion. • Tested-till-perfect recipes • Recipes for every course, from appetizers to desserts • Written for home cooks, with a focus on clarity for easy, no-stress preparation • Canadian sources, products and typical home-cooking techniques • Inspiring full-colour photos • Recipes reflect Canadian multiculturalism, with a broad spectrum of dishes inspired by different groups and traditions • Full nutrient analysis of each recipe • Added-value from cover to cover: full index, family-friendly recipes, plenty of tips and helpful advice • Reputation of The Canadian Living Test Kitchen's food experts

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

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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.

The Five Roses Cook Book (Classic Canadian Cookbook Series)

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Five Roses: A Guide to Good Cooking (Classic Canadian Cookbook Series)

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Canadian Cookbook

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