A culinary survey of the superb foods of Canada. Attracted by abundant natural resources -- rich farmland, great forests, wide-ranging prairies, coastal waters and fresh-water lakes -- people from all over the world immigrate to Canada. The food traditions brought by every generation's newcomers and the country's great resources merge to form a unique cuisine that is distinctly Canadian. In A Taste of Canada, stories and anecdotes accompany recipes from each corner of the country to capture Canada's ethnic and regional diversity. The book's easy-to-follow format features classic delicacies enhanced with exciting new ingredients to reflect the cosmopolitan and multicultural Canadian palate. Some examples are: Wild rice pancakes with sour cream and caviar Chipotle maple baked beans Wine-pickled salmon Parsnip and pear soup with five-spice powder Pumpkin bisque with cranberry oil swirl Chorizo and scrambled egg breakfast pizza Slow-roasted pork shoulder with spiced apple relish Maple-glazed grilled peameal bacon Apricot coffee cake with butterscotch walnut filling Blueberry bread pudding with whiskey sauce. A Taste of Canada showcases Canadian culinary specialties, from tourtiere and classic fish chowders to butter tarts and Nanaimo bars.
Rose Murray is the author of nine cookbooks, including the award-winning Hungry for Comfort. Her food writing regularly appears in Canadian Living, The Globe and Mail and other publications, and she is frequently featured on national TV.
Elizabeth Baird is the executive food editor of Canadian Living Magazine, co-host of Canadian Living Cooks, and the author/editor of best-selling and award-winning Canadian Living cookbooks.