When you think of Canadian food, many people may think of Poutine or Nanaimo Bars. But did you know there are so many more Canadian favourites? So many more that Marie Porter was able to write a whole book about all the delicious dishes from our home and native land, Canada?
Marie Porter is a Canadian foodie that is currently living in the United States. After living away from Canada for awhile, she realized there were so many delicious Canadian foods that were not available in the US. She had to do something about it and created this 242 page cook book featuring all the must have Canadian classics. Thank you Marie! (Yes, we are polite!)
What I loved most about reading this book are all the lovely facts and stories Marie put in before each recipe and the casual non intimidating tone that it is written in. Sometimes you find cook books that are truly intimidating and people shy away from trying the recipes out, bummer. Not with Marie’s book, it was easy to follow and super approachable. I was shocked to find out how many Canadian recipes that I did not even know existed! For example, Ployes, which are New Brunswick’s version of a pancake or Cape Breton’s Oat cakes! It was so interesting to find out different facts about each and every Canadian dish and it truly made me want to explore Canada more! Road trip, anyone?
I had a huge craving for honey garlic chicken and when I saw Marie’s recipe, I knew I had to try it out! I had no idea that Americans don’t use honey garlic sauce on their chicken wings!! What travesty!
Marie’s recipe was delicious and just finger licking good! I omitted the extra sugar just to reduce the sweetness but this recipe was on point!
I really love exploring cuisines from all over the world and particularly love trying to cook different world cuisines. When I started reading through Marie’s book, I realized I never really explored too deeply into Canadian cuisine! Let’s change that!
I cannot wait to try more recipes from More Than Poutine! What is your favourite Canadian Dish? Comment below!
**Disclaimer** This book was provided to me for free from Marie Porter and the Food Bloggers of Canada. As always, all opinions are my own.
Get your own copy here: More Than Poutine: Favourite Foods from My Home and Native Land