Bonjour! Hello! With the FIFA Women’s World Cup around the corner, we’re going to Canada for this week’s installment of Food Destination Friday. Our friendly neighbor is home to William Shatner, Alanis Morissette, world-class hockey and of course, awesome cuisine! Canadian cuisine was and is shaped by continuous waves of immigration, with the food from different regions reflecting the immigration.
It wouldn’t be a blog about Canadian food if we didn’t start with poutine. Poutine, a bowl of deliciousness comprised of fries, gravy and cheese curds, has since be deemed the national dish of Canada.
Who said Canadian BBQ wasn’t a thing? Smoked meat is a thinner brisket that is marinated much longer, has less sugar and a lot more peppercorn. Smoked meat is packed with flavor and is often served with bread. Seriously, you want to try this.
Don’t let this picture fool you– Montreal bagels are way more than just a smaller version of an Einstein’s bagel. Every single one, I repeat, every single one is handmade and is poached in a honey-infused water and cooked in a wood-burning oven. Montreal bagels are indeed the bagels from heaven.