The Canadian Omnivore’s 100

Stolen from here. Huh. I did pretty well. Nom.

Maple Syrup & Poutine’s 100 Canadian Foods to Consume

1. Arctic Char
2. Ketchup flavoured chips
3. Wild Rice Pilaf
4. Caribou Steak (Not yet, but I’ve had an elk burger.)
5. Gourmet Poutine (Not yet, but a friend recently told me where to get an excellent version.)
6. Screech
7. Beaver Tails
8. Maple Baked Beans
9. Bison Burger
(I know I’ve at least had “beefalo”, so I’m counting it.)
10. Bumbleberry pie
11. Nanaimo bar
12. Butter Tarts
13. Cedar Planked B.C. Salmon
14. Wild Blueberries

15. Pure Local Cranberry Juice (not a lot of bogs in the greater Kaydublian area…)
16. Chocolate from Ganong or Purdy’s
17. A cup of warm cider from your local orchard
(Well, local when I still lived back home. SO GOOD.)
18. Caesar
19. 4 of the following types of apples (Cortland, Empire, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Spartan, Greensleeves, Liberty, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Golden Russet, Idared, Gala

20. Freshly foraged mushrooms (I despise mushrooms.)
21. Dinner cooked by Michael Smith, Susur Lee or Rob Feenie
22. Fondue Chinoise
23. Dish created from a Canadian Living Magazine recipe (Got some great Christmas baking from there last year.)
24. Peameal Bacon Sandwich from St. Lawrence Market in Toronto (Why does it have to be from there? I’ve had them in assorted places, so I’m counting them.)
25. Lobster bought directly from a boat in a Maritime harbour
26. Handmade perogies from your local church or market
27. Alberta Beef at an Alberta Steakhouse (I think so… I certainly had Alberta beef in BC. Think we did steaks last time my family was out west.)
28. Leamington Tomatoes
29. Roasted Pheasant
30. Wild Game hunted by someone you know
31. Ice Wine
32. Habitant Pea Soup – entire can
33. Any Canadian Artisinal Cheese

34. Bannock
35. Tourtiere
36. Flapper Pie
(Huh. I’ve never heard it called that, but I’ve had it plenty, since my Dad loves it. We just call it graham wafer pie.)
37. Jellied Moose Nose
38. Saskatoon Berries (I think so.)
39. Fish and Brewis
40. Screech Pie
41. Fiddleheads
42. Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich
(Oh lordy, yes.)
43. Flipper Pie
44. Montreal Bagels with Smoked Salmon
45. Toutins
46. Jam Busters
47. Bakeapple Pie
48. Bridge Mixture
49. Canadian Style Pizza (Yeah, though I picked off the mushrooms.)
50. Shreddies
51. A cone from Cow’s Ice Cream
52. Lumberjack or Logger’s Breakfast
53. Jigg’s Dinner
54. Rappie Pie
55. Pemmican
56. Lake Erie Sturgeon Caviar

57. Belon Oysters
58. Brome Lake Duck
59. Beer from a stubby bottle.
60. A beer from Unibroue or Phillips Brewery.
61. Salt Spring Island Lamb
62. Fry’s Cocoa
63. A bag of Old Dutch Potato Chips (They just brought these back!)
64. Every Flavour of Laura Secord Suckers (It’s pretty likely…)
65. Chicken Dinner from St Hubert’s or Swiss Chalet (More than I care to think about…)
66. Hickory Sticks
67. An entire box of Kraft Dinner (Yes, and I don’t even like the stuff.)
68. Candy Apples (NOT caramel apples)
69. Corn from a roadside stand
70. A meal at Eigensinn Farm (Not yet, but I’ve heard of it and totally want to go.)
71. Okanogan Peaches (Had some on this trip.) 🙂
72. Berkshire Pork
73. PEI Potatoes
74. Something cooked in Canola oil
75. Figgy Duff
76. Blueberry Grunt

77. High Tea at the Empress Hotel
78. Fresh maple syrup hardened on the snow
79. Oreilles de Christ
80. Nova Scotia Beer Warmer
81. A cheese plate containing Bleu Bénédictin, Friulano, St. Maure and Oka. (I’ve eaten all of these, just not at the same time.)
82. Black or red currant jam
83. Maple glazed Doughnut from Tim Horton’s with a Large “Double Double”

84. A glass of Mission Hill’s “Oculus” (Pretty sure I have, though, ironically, not on this trip.)
85. Alberta Pure Vodka
86. Chokecherries
87. Canada Day Cake
(Like with white icing and the flag done in strawberries? Sure!)
88. Boulettes
89. Canadian Iced Tea
90. Mead

91. Fricot
92. Grandperes
93. Local honey
94. Creton on toast
95. Glen Breton Rare
96. A whole box of Smarties, where the empty box is then used as a kazoo (Hah, of course!)
97. Grilled cheese made with Canadian Cheddar (Mmm… ideally on sourdough.)
98. A meal from Harvey’s
99. Lake Erie Perch
100. Red Rose Tea

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