Eating in Quebec Canada
Anyone who says there is no food culture in Canada has never been in Quebec. The sight of the delicious sausages, cheeses and poultry specialties in delicatessen shops but also in some supermarkets makes your mouth water. Anyone who takes the time can take a trip through Canada Belle Province to become a culinary journey of discovery. His cheese selection, goose liver pâté and chicken specialties are unrivaled not only across the country, but worldwide.
The artisanal food industry in Quebec is thriving. On a tour of the Ile d'Orléans just outside of Quebec City, numerous small shops with homemade delicacies such as cheese, sausage and poultry also lure you in cider, cider, maple syrup or handmade chocolates and praline compositions that you would love to try.
Quebec sausage - Canadian specialty foods
A Quebec specialty among the sausages are the Saucissons Secs, the dry sausages, which are fast-smoked pork sausages with salt and few other ingredients. Most independent sausage producers in Quebec produce their sausages from organic meat sourced from nearby farms, the best of which are made entirely without nitrates. On the Atwater or the Jean Talon Market in Montreal Find the best selection of Quebec dry sausages. But also well-stocked grocery stores and many supermarkets offer them.
Les Délices de l'Artisan in St Jacques de Montcalm produces excellent rosettes, which owe their quality to Patrick Roffi, or rather, to his French roots. His Rosettes de Lyon and d'Auvergne he has developed from recipes that his father, the butcher, brought back from France more than fifty years ago. Adapted to the Canadian meat, for example, the resulting Saucisson de Wapiti, a sausage made from the meat of the great deer of Canada.
Another sausage specialty of Quebec is the Bâtons du Kamouraskathat are made almost entirely without nitrates. They are easy to recognize by their packaging, because the different varieties - some with hazelnuts - are sold in boxes reminiscent of cigar boxes. These sticks are darker and thinner than that rosettes and have a luscious, wine-like taste. They come from La Pocatière on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River between Montmagny and Kamouraska.
The same company makes a sausage variety that they Si Pousse is called. This sausage is about half the price of the others because it uses nitrates, but it is just as good a product. This sausage is also available in different varieties, one of which is made with Blue Cheese. This Quebec specialty comes from the Abbaye Saint-Benoit-du-Lac in the Eastern Townships. Another variety is smoked with red wine and thus gets an almost sweet taste.
So, on your next Quebec trip, there's nothing better to do than visit one of the markets, pack fresh bread, assorted meats and cheeses - and off to a delicious picnic on one of the idyllic bays along the St. Lawrence River or one of the many lakes ,
Source: own site research and an article by Noah Richler, Canadian Tourism Commission
Text: © Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photo: © Canadian Tourism Commission