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    Post #1 - June 2nd, 2010, 11:19 am
    Post #1 - June 2nd, 2010, 11:19 am Post #1 - June 2nd, 2010, 11:19 am
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    O Canada!
    Food ex-pats miss when they live here.
    Food Americans miss when they visit there.


    Moderated by
    Chad Rubel

    Saturday, June 19, 2010
    10 AM
    Kendall College
    900 North Branch Street, Chicago
    (West of Halsted Street, North of Chicago Avenue)
    Free Parking

    Cost: $3 per person, free to Kendall students and faculty with ID.


    While most of the Canadian population lives within 50 miles of the U.S. border, they retain regional culinary traditions that don’t always migrate across the border to the United States.

    Canadian regional cuisine ranges from German, Ukrainian and Mennonite fare on the prairies; more Anglophile traditions in Ontario, British Columbia and the Maritimes; different First Nations traditions sprinkled throughout; and Quebec with its distinctive French cuisine originating during their fur trading period.

    Foods considered distinctively Canadian, outside, is product rather than recipe: cold pressed canola oil, grass-fed Alberta beef, Lake Winnipeg pickerel and smoked goldeye, Saskatoon berries, caribou and elk.

    What we know as Canadian bacon is largely unknown to them. Instead, they dream of peameal bacon and cannot find it here. Ketchup isn't as common for French fries, even McDonald’s offers packets of vinegar for fries. However ketchup on a Tourtiere, pork pie served at Christmas in Quebec, is expected.

    Canadian ex-pats living in the United States desire food they grew up eating. Locating a new Canadian product in our stores generates an excited phone call to alert other ex-pats.

    Our moderator Chad Rubel is an American journalist who is a fan of all things Canadian. Rubel wants Americans to better understand Canada through his blog: CanadianCrossing.com.

    We have confirmed panelists to date of Judy Hevrdejs, a staff writer at the Chicago Tribune, who was exposed to Canadian food while living there. Beth Fisher an expat from Windsor who is enthusiastically knowledgeable about Canadian baked goods and junk food. We have Quebecois Patrick La Reviere and Erika Dufour offering the French-Canadian perspective.

    This program is hosted by the Chicago Foodways Roundtable. To reserve, please pm Cathy2, then leave your name, telephone number and how many people in your party or e-mail: chicago.foodways.roundtable@gmail.com
  • Post #2 - June 7th, 2010, 5:25 am
    Post #2 - June 7th, 2010, 5:25 am Post #2 - June 7th, 2010, 5:25 am
    I think this is going to be great. I'm sad to have to miss it.
  • Post #3 - June 7th, 2010, 9:00 am
    Post #3 - June 7th, 2010, 9:00 am Post #3 - June 7th, 2010, 9:00 am
    HI,

    You can stop by for a few minutes, if you want, before taking off on your bicycle tour.

    I am making peameal bacon this week. I'll be picking up butter tarts for the program, too. I plan to make some Nanaimo Bars.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #4 - June 9th, 2010, 8:21 pm
    Post #4 - June 9th, 2010, 8:21 pm Post #4 - June 9th, 2010, 8:21 pm
    mmmmmm butter tarts :)
    Leek

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  • Post #5 - June 14th, 2010, 12:23 pm
    Post #5 - June 14th, 2010, 12:23 pm Post #5 - June 14th, 2010, 12:23 pm
    Allow me to put in a plug for this event. Chad is an avid foodie, writer, as well as contributor to The Local Beet, and I promise that this will be an interesting discussion.
  • Post #6 - June 17th, 2010, 9:54 pm
    Post #6 - June 17th, 2010, 9:54 pm Post #6 - June 17th, 2010, 9:54 pm
    I just wanted to bump this again and also mention that ex-pats and lovers of all things Canadian might head to Faith & Whiskey later this month for their Canadian Tuxedo Party:

    Dave Andrews, Good Life PR wrote:Faith & Whiskey To Host “Canadian Tuxedo Party”
    $100 cash prize for best “Canadian Tuxedo” costume, $1 Labatt Blue cans & $3 Canadian Club whiskey, DJ spinning Canadian music hits, and Canadian actor movies shown on flatscreens on Wednesday, June 30

    CHICAGO (June 17, 2010) – Faith & Whiskey (1365 W Fullerton Ave), the premier whiskey bar and party spot in Lincoln Park, will host a “Canadian Tuxedo Party” starting at 7pm on Wednesday, June 30 in honor of Canada Day aka Canadian Independence Day.

    A $100 cash prize will be awarded at midnight – when Canada Day officially begins – to the patron wearing the best “Canadian Tuxedo” costume. The “Canadian Tuxedo” wearing denim jeans, a denim jean jacket and sometimes even a denim jean shirt all together.

    Canadian-specific drink specials during the Faith & Whiskey’s “Canadian Tuxedo Party” include $1 Labatt Blue cans and $3 Canadian Club whiskey shots/drinks.

    Other drink specials during Faith & Whiskey’s “Canadian Tuxedo Party” include:
    * $1 skinny margaritas
    * $2 domestic drafts
    * $3 well drinks
    * $3 Accidental 3Some shots (Jim Beam Red Stag, Southern Comfort, cranberry juice)
    * $3 Jim Beam Red Stag shots
    * $6 brown-bagged 40s

    A DJ will spin the best of Canadian music starting at 9pm that will include hits from Arcade Fire, Rush, Neil Young, Broken Social Scene, The Guess Who, Steppenwolf, Bryan Adams, Corey Hart, The New Pornographers, Hot Hot Heat, Drake, Loverboy and even a little bit of Snow -- but definitely no Nickleback or Celine Dion.

    Faith & Whiskey will also honor famous Canadian actors by showing their movies on its four flatscreens throughout the “Canadian Tuxedo Party” that will include the likes of “Freddy Got Fingered” (Tom Green), “Back To The Future” (Michael J. Fox), “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (Keanu Reeves), and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (Jim Carrey).

    For more information, please contact Dave Andrews of Good Life PR at dave@goodlifepr.com and 847.909.5511.
  • Post #7 - June 18th, 2010, 12:29 pm
    Post #7 - June 18th, 2010, 12:29 pm Post #7 - June 18th, 2010, 12:29 pm
    HI,

    A nice mention The Stew.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #8 - July 5th, 2010, 9:24 am
    Post #8 - July 5th, 2010, 9:24 am Post #8 - July 5th, 2010, 9:24 am
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    WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified partners with Culinary Historians by recording our programs and making them available for broadcast on demand at their website or downloadable to an iPod. Our most recent program:

    O Canada! Food ex-pats miss when they live here, food Americans miss when they visit Canada
    http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Conte ... ioID=43006

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #9 - December 22nd, 2010, 11:24 pm
    Post #9 - December 22nd, 2010, 11:24 pm Post #9 - December 22nd, 2010, 11:24 pm
    Newberry Library has a series on French Canadians in the Midwest, more information can be found here: http://www.newberry.org/programs/PPwinter11.html#french
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast

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