Topic Bacon how do you like it?
19 Jan 2013 19:37
MAN! Would I love to go there. First of all, I didn't know there was a difference in the Canadian bacon. So I'd love to try the authentic kind. Second, I love going to markets, stores, food stalls, groceries, all over the world. You can learn a lot about a culture and people from how the locals shop.
I also didn't know there was another name for French Fries with gravy on it until I learned a bit more about Canada either. A lot of country folk in certain areas of the states eat that as well as what they call gravy bread. Which is what the name implies.
I'd like to clarify: There's no real difference in the bacon. The "Canadian bacon" in the US is exactly the same as the "back bacon" sold in Canada. It's a cured pork loin, not a kind of ham. Peameal bacon is the same thing as Canadian, or back bacon, coated in cornmeal. You can still often find it coated in peameal, made from dried, ground yellow peas, if you know someone who's doing artisinal meat preparation.
Fre nch fries with gravy is just French fries with gravy, in Canada and elsewhere - I'm guessing that you heard about poutine somewhere. It's only poutine if it's made with fresh cheese curd, too. This is not the same thing as cheese fries with gravy! Poutine is its own food group, and deserves to be appreciated as such. I recommend that you head to Quebec and try it sometime, because not only is it a very tasty treat, but Quebec is a great place to visit. I'm a strong proponent of diversity, and when it comes to food, the language is universal.