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Canadian Food

  1. 1. Description - Top commodities by province and territoryBritish Columbia: horticulture and dairy. ]Alberta: cattle, grains and oilseeds.Saskatchewan: grains and oilseeds, cattle. Manitoba: grains and oilseeds, hogs. Ontario: grains and oilseeds, dairy.Quebec: dairy, hogs.New Brunswick: horticulture, dairy. Prince Edward Island: horticulture, dairy. Nova Scotia: dairy, horticulture. Newfoundland and Labrador: dairy, eggs. Yukon: cattle, forage. Northwest Territories: greenhouse crops, farmed sod. Nunavut: caribou, musk ox.
  2. 2. What do Canadians like to eat and drink?Canadians eat a lot of beef and chicken, less pork and some lamb.Lamb is generally available only in small quantities and is expensive. Other specialtymeats such as bison (buffalo) is fairly easy to find.Canadians seem reluctant to eat other animals.Canadians love to barbeque their meat. You will find barbeques in almost every yard(garden) and on many decks and balconies.Even a small balcony that is only large enough to hold perhaps two chairs will alsohave a barbeque. These are close BBQ’s not open like in Korea.The food cooks very quickly at high temperature. Canadians barbeque their foodeven when there is snow on the ground and the temperature is as low as -30°C!Fresh fruit and vegetables are available all year, they are imported when neededduring the colder parts of the year. Quality depends of what you expect.The appearance is generally excellent, that being the measure that the supermarketsuse to judge quality. Taste is a different matter, much of the food lacks flavour,especially the fruit and vegetables.
  3. 3. Food is sold by appearance rather than flavour health benefits. Good lookingproduce is preferred to better flavour.Organic produce is normally available at a higher price.In terms of what Canadians earn, some foods are cheap while others are expensive.The following table shows some subjective price comparisons: Comparison Item with Korea Beef Cheaper, especially leaner meat Pork cheaper Lamb Similar Chicken Cheaper, especially leaner meat
  4. 4. Eggs Similar but brown eggs are available, at a premium price.Salmon Better selection and cheaper; pink salmon caught in the pacific ocean is very cheap when buying the whole fish. Much of the salmon is filleted and frozen, so it is easy to handle.Flour cheaperRice cheaper in
  5. 5. bulk, similar in small bags Cheaper but not very big or deliciousApplesOranges cheaperGrapefruit cheaperbananas much cheaperplums similar but quality variable, often hard and fail to ripen
  6. 6. Peaches cheaper but quality variable - these will often fail to ripen properly after purchaseNectarines cheaper but quality variable - on many occasions these fail to ripen and have to be discardedPineapples cheaper, generally available asPears small or large. Sources vary and so does the taste. A----lot cheaper but hard as a rock! CheesesCambazola very expensiveCheddar type similarSoft similar
  7. 7. Bread Speciality expensive Sliced expensiveDrinksCanadians drink a lot of carbonated (fizzy) soft drinks, referred to in Canada as popor soda, such as cola and orange.These are sold in cans and bottles up to about 2 litres. Generally these are cheap,especially the larger sizes.Small sizes are available from vending machines in many locations although theseare expensive when compared to buying the same item in a supermarket.