Canadian Food is characterized by baked preparations made with fresh or preserved, all-time or seasonal ingredients, mostly flesh of hunted animals. Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding(an Anglo-Canadian Sunday special), Montreal smoked meat, Bannock( Canadian quick bread), Bouilli, Ginger Beef( a Chinese-Canadian fusion dish) and Canadian roast Turkey are some of the most popular Canadian Recipes.
Canadian food comprises of foods from various cuisine styles of the country which may be broadly classified into two main types the English-Canadian and the French-Canadian. The English-styled Canadian cuisine includes a number of recipes from British and American cuisines. The French influenced cuisine is mostly developed by fur traders of the region. The Asian influence on Canadian food is predominantly Chinese. The vegetarian cuisine of the Doukhobors(Canadians of Russian ancestry) is an interesting feature of the Canadian cuisine. Western Canadian foods are mostly influenced by various European cuisines, namely, the Italian, Scandinavian, German, Ukrainian and Polish. The Ontarian cuisine is influenced by the Mennonite and British culinary cultures. The Canadian food of the Arctic region mostly comprises of preparations made from the meat of hunted animals, the game animals being mostly the partridge and the ptarmigan.
Canadian food of the primitive inhabitants of the country consisted of the meat of game animals. Roasted polar bear, boiled reindeer, boiled porcupine and dried buffalo meat were some of their preparations. But the contemporary Canadian cuisine has these items replaced with more civilized food such as Belon Oysters, Matane Shrimp and Atlantic Lobster. The modern cuisine finds significant usage for olive oil and vinegar from the European and American cuisines. The contemporary Canadian cuisine is replete with usage for other items like cheese and seafood, apart from meat.
Canadian Food, of the ancient age, included the meat of game animals as one of the major ingredients. A variety of breads (locally known as bannocks, toutins, or bagels) seasonal vegetables and seafood such as mussels and salmon constitute a major portion of the contemporary cuisine. The modern cuisine also finds extensive usage of oka cheese, cheese curds and wild rice. Wild berries, fiddle ferns and greens, Caribou, Saskatoon berries, indigenous wines and Eiswein (commonly known as ice wine), and beer are some of the most typical ingredients of the Canadian cuisine. Cooking methods most commonly used in Canada include baking. Grilled, poached, roasted, microwave, en papillote, steamed and sautÃ©ed Canadian food is not uncommon in the cuisine. Especially, the Canadian fish and seafood are cooked in a number of ways.
Canadian food is consumed as breakfast, lunch and dinner. A typical Canadian breakfast would include eggs, ham bacon sausages and a variety of pancakes. The Chinese Smorgasbord and Jiggs Dinner( comprising of salt beef and other courses like cabbage, Pease Pudding and papri ) are popular meal conpcets and dishes of the country. Fish and Brewies( also popular as Fishermanâ€™s Brewies is a favored meal dish made of cod.) Rappie Pie (a potato pie meal) is one of the much-liked traditional meals.
The Canadian cuisine has many famous chefs. Some of them are :