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Old 02-25-2013, 08:50 PM   #57
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It is advisable for all US citizens entering Canada to bring along ear plugs. These may come in handy when some chappie in a plaid shirt holding an axe drops a tree beside your campsite. They will be needed for sure if you eat in any place that serves poutine. Poutine contains so much fat that without your earplugs will will be deafened by the sounds of the other diner's arteries snapping shut.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #58
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Yet another thing to be scared of...The Red and Green Show!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:08 PM   #59
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It is advisable for all US citizens entering Canada to bring along ear plugs. These may come in handy when some chappie in a plaid shirt holding an axe drops a tree beside your campsite. They will be needed for sure if you eat in any place that serves poutine. Poutine contains so much fat that without your earplugs will will be deafened by the sounds of the other diner's arteries snapping shut.
I am reading this thread with excitement, having traveled to BC last year into Canada for the first time I am very interested in learning more about the wonderful people up North. I took this next section from a website related to "A PRIMER ON THE PREPARATION OF POUTINE" with great interest! Here are the details. I am really working up an appetite,eh!

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Poutine is a French-Canadian food that (very) slightly resembles American Gravy Cheese Fries (Uuukkkk), but is actually very, very different in many respects. Poutine is readily-available across Canada, but it only really tastes good in French Quebec or Maillardville, BC.
Warwick Quebec is the place where poutine was invented, and named, back in 1957 by restaurateur Fernand Lachance, who died recently at the ripe old age of 86, leaving not only his calorific imprint but also some serious questions about the low-carb fuss. Warwick still produces the very best cheese curds which is shipped all over Canada.
The best gravy also comes from Warwick, in a powder form that is mixed with water. Theirs is totally vegan and must be dark brown and just the right consistency when served.
Poutine is Acadian slang for mushy mess and is best described as a heart attack in a bowl.
By the way, there is a proper way to pronounce poutine, and it's not 'poo-teen'. The phonetic pronunciation is 'peu-tin', which always elicits a vacant stare when one orders it using that word.
The French Fries - The potatoes must be hand-cut and very fresh. Fast-food-type fries will not taste quite as good. Also, you must fry the potatoes in pure lard. Vegetable oil and other politically-correct oils spoil the unique taste.
The Gravy - French-Canadian gravy (also known as BBQ Chicken Gravy) is very different than American gravy. First of all, it is very dark and thick, like molasses. Secondly, it has a very flavorful taste which cannot be described...very much like pepper and vinegar and other 'magical' ingredients. If you can stand a spoon straight up in it, it's good! Make sure it's very, very hot!
The Cheese - The cheese is the most important part of good poutine. You must use FRESH white, cheddar cheese CURDS. These curds have a taste and texture very different than actual cheddar cheese. The cheese curds will actually squeak in your teeth as you bite them. While curds are available in most Canadian supermarkets, they are not found in many American markets (the closest thing in taste is Mozzarella String Cheese - but don't use this stuff!).
When the curds are placed on the fries and the hot gravy is poured on top, the three flavors combine to produce what can only be described as the BEST junk food taste sensation on earth.
The Bowl - While different types of bowls are used, no one knows why, but poutine seems to taste better when served in a Styrofoam bowl. Perhaps the bowl keeps the heat inside to melt the cheese. Who knows? It tastes good no matter what bowl is used.
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I knew it was probably pretty good reading about the prepartion but knew it had to be great when a preferred Styrofoam bowl was mentioned....reminds me of my youth..
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:21 PM   #60
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. At least the Canadians are unarmed.
What makes you think that? Seems to be a lot of mis-information is this thread about Canada and firearms. Just because we have stricter rules about buying guns and rules that prohibit people from walking around with a concealed weapon doesn't mean Canadians don't posess guns in fairly large numbers.

And the comments complaining that you will have problems bringing a gun into Canada. Spare me, if I'm caught with a gun in the states it's a felony conviction. In most countries in the world, there is a reluctance to let non-citizens carry firearms. Exceptions yes, but generally much stricter conditions than for citizens.

So enough of comments like coming to Canada to get murdered.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:23 PM   #61
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So, where can I go to eat poutine while watching The Red Green Show?
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #62
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OK, you gotta be kidding, you don't have ketchup potato chips south of the border? That's it, my wife will never agree to trip south now.
JAY'S BBQ Chips.... More or less the same thing!
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WOW ! This thread has been so packed full of such great( funny) information ( wait,I mean misinformation) I'm thinking that maybe I need to go back to reading more news papers and try to catch up on some of these things about the beer and loggers before we make our trip to Alaska as we had actually planned to spend most of our time in Canada, or and now I am lost should I have my own health insurance or will I be covered by the beer, hockey sticks and loggers? Will I be required to drink said beer and go to watch loggers play with those hockey sticks. It goes without saying I plan to try All the native foods,since I like haggis and horseradish I should be ok in that area,but what about DH ? I mean he is Scottish but does not care for of the above foods or drinks....but he does like to watch hockey( and even understands the rules & how it is played) and of course since one of his hobbies is wood turning he does like loggers.

We both grew up in Texas( and since we all know Texas is the best country )we do try to keep up with you other rather small countries. Now that Stampede place sounds like fun,I do be-leave I have heard they have horses and covered wagons there.Hope we can get a close look at them if they do.

Happy camping to all

Oh I forgot to say he( me too) is a very big Red and Green fan,surely that will help us in our travels.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:29 PM   #64
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Before arriving in Canada it is a good idea to understand the various temperature ranges as the affect of degrees is felt differently across the land.

I offer this as a rough guide to the colder end of the thermometer.

The National Temperature Conversion Guide:

10C = Vancouverites try to turn on the heat.
Manitobans plant gardens
5C = Victorians shiver uncontrollably. Calgarians sunbathe.
3C = Italian cars won't start. Winnipegers drive with windows down.
0C = Distilled water freezes. Regina's water gets thicker.
-5C = Torontonians wear coats, gloves and wool hats.
Manitobans throw on a T-shirt.
-10C = Quebecers begin to evacuate the Province.
New Brunswickers go swimming.
-20C = Toronto landlords finally turn up the heat.
Manitobans have the last cookout before it gets cold.
-25C = People in Vancouver cease to exist.
People in Saskatchewan lick flagpoles.
-30C = Calgarians fly away to Mexico.
Manitobans throw on a light jacket.
-40C = Hamilton disintigrates. Manitibans rent some videos.
-60C = Mt. St. Helens freezes.
Regina Girl Scouts begin selling cookies door to door.
-80C = Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.
Alberta Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes
until it gets cold enough.
-100C = Santa Caluse abandons the North Pole.
Newfoundlanders pull down their earflaps.
-114C = Ethyl alcohol freezes.
Manitobans get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.
-183C = Microbial life survives on dairy products.
Saskatchewan cows complain of farmers with cold hands.
-273C = ALL ATOMIC MOTION STOPS.
Manitobans start saying "Cold 'nuff fo ya?"
-300C = Hell freezes over.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers win the Grey Cup
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #65
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So, where can I go to eat poutine while watching The Red Green Show?
You could always eat it while watching Duct Tape Forever. Now to figure out where I put my copy....
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:42 PM   #66
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Speaking of ...."speaking":

It being so important to at least attempt to speak the language of the Host Country, I'd like some pointers on speaking Canadian; which language evidently consists entirely of two words:

1) "Poutine"
and
2) "Eh"

I think we've covered all the "poutine" ground, but I have the following questions as to proper usage of the Other Half Of Canadian, to wit:

Do I have to say "eh", and if so, what is the correct pronunciation?

When/where is it properly inserted into the conversation?

Are there penalties for using the word "eh" wrong?

IS THERE a "wrong" way to use the word?

Thanks!

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Here's another Canadianism. When somebody says "Thank you", you say, "you're welcome" - not "un-huh" or "no problem" ( although "no problem" seems to be creeping in here ).
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eehh! Did I do it right??
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Eh:
Like punctuation that you say.
How's it going eh. = How's it going?
Eh eh eh, What are you doing eh. = !!! What are you doing?
Hose off eh. = Hose off! = Get lost!

Other Canadianisms:
You betcha!
About
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