Originally Posted by GreatTallNorth2
Yes, I am a Canadian who lived in Canada all my life, but I been living in the UK for 9 months now and I view my home country differently. I view Canada as a country that does not have a lot of identity in the world and also with its people. I view Canada as pretty bland and uninteresting - in the UK there is a distinct British theme that touches everything from food to dress to media. It's everywhere. There are so many British shops, British shows, British foods, music, etc. Yes, this country has a long history and it is an island, which helps. I'm just wondering when Canada will be proud of itself. What does it mean to be "distinctly Canadian"? Please don't say that it's the fact that we can't be defined. A country has to be able to define itself to the world. When are we going to have shops that are Canadian - fashion clothing, department stores. Marks and Spencer - so British! What store is so Canadian? Aussies have a distint identity and they are a young country, why can't we? What is Canadian food? What do I tell Brits Canadian cuisine is?
If you are thinking I'm crazy, then that answers why we have such an identity problem.
You sound like a person who is doing his first travel outside Canada.
So tell us more about the marvelous british food.
- All the wonderful seafood: Lobsters, Snow Crab, Halibut, Turbot; Maple Smoked Salmon; Our king Arctic Shrimps, P-E-I'S oysters, Arctic Char, Geoducks, Clams, Giant Clams. If you've had any of the previous recently anywhere in the world they're most probably canadian.
- Canadian Bacon, recognised all across the US for its tender and buttery flavor.
- Albertan Angus Beef.
- Quebec's Maple Syrup and all its derivatives: Maple butter, Pancakes with maple syrup, etc.
- Canadian's Asian cuisine, with its own local flavor and twist.
- The Québec french touch, with some of the best cheeses in the world.
- Ontario's Ice Cider.
- Poutine, our national junkfood.
And so on !!
Your ignorance on our local food is the only issue here my friend !!
I've been to UK several times and witnessed the wasteland it is regarding food. I'm not too sure what you're trying to proove here.