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.