What Are Some Canadian Foods?


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Some Canadian foods are poutine, maple syrup, BeaverTails, tourtière and Montreal bagels. BeaverTails and Montreal bagels are pastry-type foods, tourtière are meat pies and poutine is a dish consisting of French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. Canada is the top producer of maple syrup in the world.

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What Are Some Canadian Foods?
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Poutine is a classic Canadian snack that consists of crispy French fries covered in a generous amount of gravy and cheese curds. Variations include gourmet versions with lobster meat and foie gras. BeaverTails, a pastry trademarked by a Canadian-based pastry stand chain, are pieces of fried dough shaped like a beaver tail and topped with items such as chocolate, candy and fruit. Tourtière is a savory seasoned meat pie made with pork, veal or beef that has been ground or diced. The meat is usually seasoned with cinnamon and cloves and the pie is served with ketchup.

Montreal bagels are a ring-shaped bread like New York bagels but vary in that they are usually smaller in size and sweeter in taste. Montreal bagels are paired with lox and cream cheese. Maple syrup is sweet boiled-down maple tree sap that is popularly used to top foods such as pancakes and waffles. Canada is the number one producer of maple syrup in the world, producing 71% of the world's pure maple syrup according to the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers.

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