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Offline Bubbermiley

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Local food culture
« on: June 24, 2021, 09:01:11 pm »
In Winnipeg, the traditional name for a hamburger is a nip. I understand it comes from the word WinNIPeg. People haven't really called them that since the 1960s though, but you can still find old signs that say "Nips and Chips."
We have Winnipeg rye bread, which some people wouldn't consider to be rye bread at all because it's sort of a crusty white bread (but really good).
And then there's the honey dill sauce, which people use for chicken fingers and the like. Apparently it's a combination of mayo, mustard, dill, and honey. I'm not crazy about it but it's a Winnipeg thing and you can't get it anywhere else (they say---I haven't looked).

Are there other regional food oddities throughout Canada that I don't know about?

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2021, 09:29:25 pm »
I have family from a part of Quebec that eats a summer meal ... Basically a salad on a hot dog bun with mayonnaise..

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Re: Local food culture
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2021, 09:06:38 pm »
Local cuisine:
Seafood….  Salmon, spot prawns, Dungeness crab, and, more lately, albacore tuna.  I fish for the first 3 things and we get our own quite often.  Tuna, I buy as whole loins off a local fisherman, 10 kgs at a time..   It’s sushi-grade stuff.  Absolutely brilliant.  We eat it about once every 1-2 weeks or when we have guests.  Which, lately hasn’t been often.  Now with the weather getting better, we’re starting to entertain some folks outside. 

My cuisine growing up: 
Seafood, often in stews.  Pickled, salted or smoked seafood a lot too.  A lot of basics meat and potatoes.  Scandinavian diet!

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Re: Local food culture
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2021, 12:28:32 am »
Local cuisine:
Seafood….  Salmon, spot prawns, Dungeness crab, and, more lately, albacore tuna.  I fish for the first 3 things and we get our own quite often.  Tuna, I buy as whole loins off a local fisherman, 10 kgs at a time..

The first (and only) time I had octopus was up around you at a restaurant called The Nest.  It was amazing.
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Offline Bubbermiley

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Re: Local food culture
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 10:07:41 am »
Fish-wise, we have Goldeye (hence the minor league baseball team Winnipeg Goldeyes). It tastes like fish to me.

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2021, 10:25:50 am »
Did anybody happen to know that TORONTO has the worst pizza on earth ?

Now i haven't been everywhere on earth but based on the fact that small towns 1 hr away have better pizza, I am making a conjecture.

Actually it has been better the past 5 years

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 10:52:32 am »
The first (and only) time I had octopus was up around you at a restaurant called The Nest.  It was amazing.

The one in Nanaimo?   Love that place!

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Re: Local food culture
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2021, 11:36:27 am »
Did anybody happen to know that TORONTO has the worst pizza on earth ?

Now i haven't been everywhere on earth but based on the fact that small towns 1 hr away have better pizza, I am making a conjecture.

Actually it has been better the past 5 years

Toronto Proper?

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2021, 12:23:16 pm »
Toronto Proper?

Um.... yes.  I don't doubt that there are enclaves outside of the core that have tasty stuff.

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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2021, 07:18:50 pm »
The one in Nanaimo?   Love that place!

Yeah, when I was with my ex Nanaimo was our annual childless getaway.  The couple who owns the place were so fantastic, always came by and chatted with us.  The food is out of this world.

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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2021, 07:32:40 pm »
A Jamaican bistro called Coolrunnings opened in Matsqui Village of all places. The only restaurant in town. Looks interesting.
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Re: Local food culture
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2021, 12:02:41 pm »
Fiddleheads and whoopie pies are the deal out here.

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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2021, 12:21:47 pm »

Whoopie pie?

Fiddleheads are part of the “foraging culture” on the West Coast that some people, including myself, really enjoy.   But they’re not widely known.

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Re: Local food culture
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2021, 10:02:23 pm »
Did anybody happen to know that TORONTO has the worst pizza on earth ?

Now i haven't been everywhere on earth but based on the fact that small towns 1 hr away have better pizza, I am making a conjecture.

Actually it has been better the past 5 years

Toronto pizza isn't good.  With all the Italians there you'd think it would be better, but they tend to keep their culture, meaning a lot of those more traditional thin crust pizzas, which are far inferior to the chicago-style deep-dish artery-blockers.  I never order a pizza at any traditional Italian restaurant no matter the city because they're usually not very good.
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2021, 04:49:51 am »
I have seen the pizza go the full cycle.. from a small Pizzeria making good pies, getting popular, getting bigger to the point where they realize that most people won't pay for good food.

Well they will pay for fashionable food, or to be seen in the right places, but when you're competing with pizza pizza.. you better be using the worst ingredients to provide the rock bottom price.

Now a lot of this is from the perspective of an old guy. I haven't been keeping up, and there are some new places that are still really good. This is a very recent phenomenon.