Canada travel guide




Canada Travel Guide

Eating in Canada

Breakfast is taken very seriously all over Canada, and with prices averaging between $5 and $12 it's often the best-value and most filling meal of the day. Whether you go to a café, coffee shop or hotel snack bar, the breakfast menu, on offer until around 11am, is a fairly standard fry-up - eggs in various guises, ham or bacon, streaky and fried to a crisp, or skinless and bland sausages (except for Nova Scotia's famous Lunenburg sausage, a hot spicy version pioneered by settlers from Europe).

Whatever you eat, you can wash it down with as much coffee as you can stomach: for the price of the first cup, the waiters/waitresses will - in most places - keep providing free refills until you beg them to stop. The coffee is either regular or decaf and is nearly always freshly ground and very tasty, though lots of the cheaper places dilute it until it tastes like dishwater.

For quick snacks , many delis do ready-cooked food, including a staggering range of sandwiches and filled bagels. Alternatively, shopping malls sometimes have ethnic fast-food stalls , a healthier option (just about) than the inevitable burger chains, whose homogenized products have colonized every main street in the land. Regional snacks include fish and chips , especially in Newfoundland; Québec's traditional thick, yellow pea soup, smoked meat sandwiches and poutine , fries covered in melted mozzarella cheese or cheese curds and gravy; and the Maritimes' ubiquitous clam chowder , a creamy shellfish and potato soup.

Oatmeal is one of the basic ingredients in the Canadian Cooking. Canada is the 2nd largest Oatmeal producer in the world (more than 2.7 million tons per year). Many different studies have highlighted how eating a diet high in fiber can boost your immune system and overall health, and help you look and feel your best.

Canadian bars

Canadian bars, like their American equivalents, are mostly long and dimly lit counters with a few customers perched on stools gawping at the bartender, and the rest of the clientele occupying the surrounding tables and booths. Yet, despite the similarity of layout, bars vary enormously, from the male-dominated, rough-edged drinking holes concentrated in the blue-collar parts of the cities and the resource towns (dealing in mining and oil) of the north, to more fashionable city establishments that provide food, live entertainment and an inspiring range of cocktails. Indeed, it's often impossible to separate restaurants from bars - drinking and eating are no longer the separate activities they mostly were up until the 1960s.

- Canada Recipes

Cooking schools

Cooking schools in Canada

Research and compare cooking school locations, culinary degrees offered, cost, facilities, class size, and reputation to find the one that will help get your career. Almost all cooking schools are accredited throughout the world and will train you to be the head chef of your own fabulous restaurant.

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