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Canada: Recipes and Cuisine

Canadian cabin in the woods

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O, Canada! Keep your food glorious and tasty! While Canadian cuisine tends follow two major lines of influence — English and French — this larger divide can overshadow a multitude of culinary impacts, both native and from afar.

The original population of Canada contributed to an emphasis in Canadian cooking on wild ingredients, including game, salmon, berries, wild rice and maple syrup. Slavic and Scandinavian immigrants brought their warming dishes to the Canadian heartland. Asian immigrants carried their style of cooking to the coastal cities.

Recipes

Canadian Recipes

Poutine

Poutine Recipe (Canadian fried potatoes with gravy and cheese curds)

(Canadian fried potatoes with gravy and cheese curds)

Ginger Beef

Ginger Beef Recipe (Canadian ginger and crispy beef stir fry)

(Canadian ginger and crispy beef stir fry)

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars Recipe (Canadian layered chocolate and custard bars)

(Canadian layered chocolate and custard bars)

Pogos

(Canadian hot dog and cornbread on a stick; see Corn Dogs recipe)