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  1. #1
    Kris Guest

    Default Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    Hello all,

    I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    the Vancouver Olympics next month. I thought I'd serve some foods
    from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.

    I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    and french pork pies.

    Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    of melting pot of cuisines.

    Thanks for any help with this,
    Kris

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    graham Guest

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    "Kris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    > the Vancouver Olympics next month. I thought I'd serve some foods
    > from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.
    >
    > I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    > and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    > Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    > and french pork pies.
    >
    > Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    > Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    > of melting pot of cuisines.
    >
    > Thanks for any help with this,
    > Kris

    Nanaimo Bars - Nanaimo is a town on Vancouver Island.
    Why not try cedar-planked salmon - but try and buy wild west coast salmon.
    Be careful that it's not labelled "Product of China".
    Graham



  3. #3
    Kris Guest

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    On Jan 3, 1:10*pm, "graham" <g.ste...@shaw.ca> wrote:
    > "Kris" <shanno...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    > > Hello all,

    >
    > > I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    > > the Vancouver Olympics next month. *I thought I'd serve some foods
    > > from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.

    >
    > > I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    > > and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    > > Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    > > and french pork pies.

    >
    > > Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    > > Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    > > of melting pot of cuisines.

    >
    > > Thanks for any help with this,
    > > Kris

    >
    > Nanaimo Bars - Nanaimo is a town on Vancouver Island.
    > Why not try cedar-planked salmon - but try and buy wild west coast salmon..
    > Be careful that it's not labelled "Product of China".
    > Graham- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    A good idea for shopping in general...

    Great idea! I never say no to salmon.

    Thanks,
    Kris

    P.S. - Didn't realize that about Nanaimo!

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    Kris wrote:

    > I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    > the Vancouver Olympics next month. I thought I'd serve some foods
    > from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.
    >
    > I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    > and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    > Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    > and french pork pies.
    >
    > Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    > Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    > of melting pot of cuisines.



    Vancouver has very diverse food. Up until a few decades ago it was more
    English than the rest of Canada and things like poutine and pork pie are
    French Canadian dishes. Salmon is probably the food most associate
    with British Columbia,along with halibut, crab, mussels.

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    Mariotus Stangbetzner Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    graham said:
    > "Kris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Hello all,
    >>
    >> I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    >> the Vancouver Olympics next month. I thought I'd serve some foods
    >> from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.
    >>
    >> I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    >> and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    >> Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    >> and french pork pies.
    >>
    >> Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    >> Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    >> of melting pot of cuisines.
    >>
    >> Thanks for any help with this,
    >> Kris

    > Nanaimo Bars - Nanaimo is a town on Vancouver Island.
    > Why not try cedar-planked salmon - but try and buy wild west coast
    > salmon. Be careful that it's not labelled "Product of China".
    > Graham


    Wild caught = extra toxins
    Chinese fish = death wish

  6. #6
    Mariotus Stangbetzner Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    Dave Smith said:
    > Kris wrote:
    >
    >> I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    >> the Vancouver Olympics next month. I thought I'd serve some foods
    >> from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.
    >>
    >> I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    >> and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    >> Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    >> and french pork pies.
    >>
    >> Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    >> Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    >> of melting pot of cuisines.

    >
    >
    > Vancouver has very diverse food. Up until a few decades ago it was
    > more English than the rest of Canada and things like poutine and pork
    > pie are French Canadian dishes. Salmon is probably the food most
    > associate
    > with British Columbia,along with halibut, crab, mussels.


    Where's the beef?

    I guess halibut will do, it's the beef of the fishes.

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    Kris <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    >the Vancouver Olympics next month. I thought I'd serve some foods
    >from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.


    >I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    >and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    >Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    >and french pork pies.


    >Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?


    In my mind British Columbia is notable for having the best
    non-native oysters in North America (edged out only by the rare
    native Olympias, which are to my knowledge all from further south),
    the best Indian food in North America, and the best Pinot Noir in
    North America.

    They are also in a tie for first place on goat cheese.

    Steve

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    ffu Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 14:04:14 -0600, "Mariotus Stangbetzner"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Dave Smith said:
    >> Kris wrote:
    >>
    >>> I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    >>> the Vancouver Olympics next month. I thought I'd serve some foods
    >>> from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.
    >>>
    >>> I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    >>> and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    >>> Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    >>> and french pork pies.
    >>>
    >>> Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    >>> Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    >>> of melting pot of cuisines.

    >>
    >>
    >> Vancouver has very diverse food. Up until a few decades ago it was
    >> more English than the rest of Canada and things like poutine and pork
    >> pie are French Canadian dishes. Salmon is probably the food most
    >> associate
    >> with British Columbia,along with halibut, crab, mussels.

    >
    >Where's the beef?
    >
    >I guess halibut will do, it's the beef of the fishes.



    There's also a huge chinese population in vancouver

  9. #9
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:44:50 -0800 (PST), Kris <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    >Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    >of melting pot of cuisines.


    I'd venture to guess that the people of Vancouver have as much
    affinity to Poutine as the people of Seattle do.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    sf wrote:
    > On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:44:50 -0800 (PST), Kris <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    >> Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    >> of melting pot of cuisines.

    >
    > I'd venture to guess that the people of Vancouver have as much
    > affinity to Poutine as the people of Seattle do.
    >


    You can bet on that.


  11. #11
    Kris Guest

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    On Jan 3, 3:07*pm, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    > Kris *<shanno...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    > >the Vancouver Olympics next month. *I thought I'd serve some foods
    > >from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.
    > >I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    > >and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    > >Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    > >and french pork pies.
    > >Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?

    >
    > In my mind British Columbia is notable for having the best
    > non-native oysters in North America (edged out only by the rare
    > native Olympias, which are to my knowledge all from further south),
    > the best Indian food in North America, and the best Pinot Noir in
    > North America.
    >
    > They are also in a tie for first place on goat cheese.
    >
    > Steve


    I knew the seafood was good there, but never knew the oysters were
    especially so - thanks for the heads-up.

    Sounds like I have a lot of options, eh?

    Kris

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    Kris Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    On Jan 3, 5:12*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:44:50 -0800 (PST), Kris <shanno...@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    > >Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    > >of melting pot of cuisines.

    >
    > I'd venture to guess that the people of Vancouver have as much
    > affinity to Poutine as the people of Seattle do.
    >
    > --
    > I love cooking with wine.
    > Sometimes I even put it in the food.


    Dos that mean they like it or not? (Honest question )

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    Cindy Fuller Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:44:50 -0800 (PST), Kris <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    > >Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    > >of melting pot of cuisines.

    >
    > I'd venture to guess that the people of Vancouver have as much
    > affinity to Poutine as the people of Seattle do.


    You can find poutine on some restaurant menus in Vancouver. There are
    undoubtedly some ex-Quebecois there who are homesick for it, and
    restaurateurs who are happy to capitalize on the demand.

    Cindy

    --
    C.J. Fuller

    Delete the obvious to email me

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    Cindy Fuller <[email protected]> wrote:

    >You can find poutine on some restaurant menus in Vancouver. There are
    >undoubtedly some ex-Quebecois there who are homesick for it, and
    >restaurateurs who are happy to capitalize on the demand.


    Last visit to Vancouver we identified two poutine places --
    one an actual restaurant (on 4th) said to have very good poutine,
    but which was booked so we didn't go; the second a token
    fast-food poutine place in the West End that had random poutine.

    We were not too disappointed as at that point we had a
    trip to Montreal already scheduled.

    Steve

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 14:43:08 -0800 (PST), Kris <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Jan 3, 5:12*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:44:50 -0800 (PST), Kris <shanno...@hotmail.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    >> >Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    >> >of melting pot of cuisines.

    >>
    >> I'd venture to guess that the people of Vancouver have as much
    >> affinity to Poutine as the people of Seattle do.
    >>

    >
    >Dos that mean they like it or not? (Honest question )


    Let's just say the concept hasn't traveled West and you can
    extrapolate from that.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    >>>> Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    >>>> Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    >>>> of melting pot of cuisines.
    >>> I'd venture to guess that the people of Vancouver have as much
    >>> affinity to Poutine as the people of Seattle do.
    >>>

    >> Dos that mean they like it or not? (Honest question )

    >
    > Let's just say the concept hasn't traveled West and you can
    > extrapolate from that.


    There are not many places here in the Niagara area where there is a
    French Canadian community.

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 15:20:20 -0800, Cindy Fuller
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:44:50 -0800 (PST), Kris <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    >> >Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    >> >of melting pot of cuisines.

    >>
    >> I'd venture to guess that the people of Vancouver have as much
    >> affinity to Poutine as the people of Seattle do.

    >
    >You can find poutine on some restaurant menus in Vancouver. There are
    >undoubtedly some ex-Quebecois there who are homesick for it, and
    >restaurateurs who are happy to capitalize on the demand.
    >

    Which means you need a french canadian gene to appreciate Poutine.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 23:33:37 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] (Steve
    Pope) wrote:

    >We were not too disappointed as at that point we had a
    >trip to Montreal already scheduled.


    and the Poutine in Montreal was.... ?

    I don't even remember seeing it on a menu, but I didn't eat at fast
    food outlets there either. The entire concept is disgusting.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  19. #19
    Kris Guest

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    On Jan 3, 6:41*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 14:43:08 -0800 (PST), Kris <shanno...@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >On Jan 3, 5:12*pm, sf *<s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > >> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:44:50 -0800 (PST), Kris <shanno...@hotmail.com>
    > >> wrote:

    >
    > >> >Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    > >> >Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    > >> >of melting pot of cuisines.

    >
    > >> I'd venture to guess that the people of Vancouver have as much
    > >> affinity to Poutine as the people of Seattle do.

    >
    > >Dos that mean they like it or not? (Honest question *)

    >
    > Let's just say the concept hasn't traveled West and you can
    > extrapolate from that.
    >
    > --
    > I love cooking with wine.
    > Sometimes I even put it in the food.


    Gotcha.

  20. #20
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Favorite foods of Vancouver/Canada?

    Kris wrote:
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I am contemplating having friends over for the opening ceremonies of
    > the Vancouver Olympics next month. I thought I'd serve some foods
    > from that area to satisfy my craving for a "themed" parties.
    >
    > I know that in general for Canada (both from looking at rfc archives
    > and numerous jaunts into Ontario) I could include the following:
    > Poutine, butter tarts, peameal bacon sandwiches, naimano (sp?) bars,
    > and french pork pies.
    >
    > Does anyone know what food is popular in that area more specfically?
    > Even if it isn't "true" Canadian, as I understand Vancouver is a sort
    > of melting pot of cuisines.
    >
    > Thanks for any help with this,
    > Kris


    Vancouver, BC has the best dim sum in the Western Hemisphere.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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