Culture Question:

What are Canadian traditional foods?

(posted: Nov. 30, 2010)

Canadian food is very similar to what Americans eat. Both countries were founded by immigrants initially from Europe and then the rest of the world so there have been similar culinary influences.

Another reason for the similarity is that Canada is so close to the U.S. American fast food travelled first to Canada and it is pretty much as popular in Canada as in the U.S.

There are a few foods that Canada is known for. These include: maple syrup, poutine (from French Canada, a combination of French fries, beef gravy and cheese curds – pictured to the right) and Canadian bacon.

The Native peoples of Canada would often make a bread called Bannock. This originally came from Scotland, but the native people adopted it from the fur traders. Bannock is still a common food in the north of Canada.

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Maple syrup in a bottle

Poutine