Mmm…Canada, The Savoury Edition

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Jasmine at Confessions of a Cardamom Addict is hosting an event called: Mmm...Canada, The Savoury Edition.

She wants to hear our stories about which savoury dishes or drinks tastes like Canada to us.

To me it all comes down to tradition. That's what keeps up together as a family. I was raised in Québec and we have dishes that we have been eating with my family since I was young. We have some meals that we cook year after years, during the Holidays, when we are all together. Some recipes were passed down from my grandmother. We still make ragoût (which is meatballs with pork hocks) and we love to eat tourtière (meat pie). I think every household in Québec have on different recipe of tourtière. We have our own family recipe, that my mother shared with us, then when we visit my husband's parents his mother makes a different version. This year my sister was hosting a party for New Year Eve and her boyfriend made different version of a tourtière. It was excellent. We traditionally serve tourtière with mashed potatoes, coleslaw, beets and fresh bread.

On other occasions we love our baked beans, pea soup, buckwheat pancakes, old-fashioned beef in red wine, cipaille (layered meat pie).

The most important of all is that we are all together to share these scrumptious meal. We love our food in Canada and we like to share it with family and friends.

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  1. Thank you for sharing, Helene :) Actually I'm at a real loss for what I consider Canadian food and dessert!

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  2. I actually didn't know much about what's considered to be traditional food in Canada, so thanks for sharing :).
    Ta tourtière est bien jolie. Ma fourchette...c’est où ma fourchette quand j’en ai besoin???

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  3. Mmmhhhh, that pie looks delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Oh how nice, an original tortierre from a Quebecer...send me a piece please?

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  5. The first tourtiere I ever had was at a little restaurant outside of Quebec City with homemade pickled beets, freshly baked bread and French Canadian Pea Soup!!Living in BC my creation for the event was salmon.

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  6. I have heard of this. Its looks so good. I love this event and reading about everyones recollections.

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  7. What a great post--so filled with memories. The tourtière looks great.

    Merci beaucoup pour votre participation!

    gosh...hope my French was okay ;)

    j

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  8. That tourtière looks good. I have been wanting to try one.

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  9. I actually made a tourtiere last year, and the meal where my family and friend ate it involved that same kind of sharing. It was quite delicious too!

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  10. Meals do taste best when sharing them with friends

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  11. I love tourtière! I have never made it myself, but now that I have your recipe I think I will!

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  12. The tourtiere looks wonderful. I love that distinctive smell of tourtiere in the house with a mix of pork and potato, onion and bay leaf. It just was never Xmas without tourtiere.

    Happy Canada Day!

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  13. Your tourtière looks delicious! In our family we have added the tourtière as part our Christmas celebration.

    Merci d'avoir partagé cette recette avec nous.

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  14. I haven't had tortiere in so long! Maybe I will make some soon. Happy Canada Day!

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  15. Happy Canada Day! So, do you have a tourtierre recipe available. We have it at work every Christmas eve for staff lunch and it is absolutely delicious, but I have never made it at home.

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  16. Mmmm indeed. Love french canadian food and tourtier is one of my favorite. This one looks great.

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  17. Hi Helene, I saw tourtière on Shaun's blog this past week and made it today with the recipe he had post and oh my goodness you all certainly have a great dish there. It was so delicious. I have wrapped little parcels of it and stored it in the fridge for use throughout the week :)

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  18. This is the type of meat pie we get in the northern part of Rhode Island, where there was a large immigrant Acadian population that came to work in the mills in the 19th Century. The traditions live on!

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  19. That meat pie looks amazing! I don't know much about Canadian food, but I think meat pie is pretty much universally loved :)

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  20. Hi Pam !
    Im Lambros from Greece! I just come to say hello and congratulate you for your wonderful blog! We make a similar pie in Greece, but yours looks better!
    I love cooking also, thus I made a bilingual blog (Greek-English) called Psarotopos (Fish place) with Seafood (Greek and International kitchen)! I am expecting you there to tell me your opinion!!!

    Regards,
    Lambros

    http://psarotopos.blogspot.com/

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  21. Just look at that beautiful crust! I love crust, especially for savory pies! I prefer savory pies over sweet pies! Thanks for sharing this!

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  22. Absolutely delightful. I took part in the sweet version of this challenge without even realising there was a savoury one.

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  23. whoa...it's 10AM and I was a piece of that right now. This seems more like a winter dish to me, but even if it's 90 degrees outside today, I'd still take a giant piece.

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