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I Eat Where I'm at, and That's How I Cook!

Are you a locavore? Locavores are people who try to choose locally grown or locally produced food that is in season. There are many definitions of "local food", but the concept is based primarily on distance. Many people like to purchase food locally by starting within their own community, then moving out to the region, province, country and so on. This type of food consumption is the basis for the popular 100-mile diet, which promotes buying and eating food that's grown, manufactured or produced within a 100-mile radius of the consumer’s home.

So, as you may already know, I'm in Newfoundland. The other day I discussed Global Cuisine, and I will continue with that thread soon, as the menu develops.

Canadian cuisine consists of the cooking traditions and practices of Canada, with regional variances around the country. First Nations and Inuit have practiced their culinary traditions in what is now Canada since time immemorial. The advent of European explorers and settlers, first on the east coast and then throughout the wider territories of New France, British North America and Canada, saw the melding of foreign recipes, cooking techniques, and ingredients with indigenous flora and fauna. Modern Canadian cuisine has maintained this dedication to local ingredients and terroir, as exemplified in the naming of specific ingredients based on their locale, such as Malpeque oysters or Alberta beef. Accordingly, Canadian cuisine privileges the quality of ingredients and regionality, and may be broadly defined as a national tradition of "creole" culinary practices, based on the complex multicultural and geographically diverse nature of both historical and contemporary Canadian society.

Being that I'm in NewFoundland, I will continue you with the my thread about the local cuisine and my adventures here over the next week or so. Here are a few examples of the local cuisine, which oddly enough is very much like the food I grew up on within my family. Very simple, but delicious.

What is traditional Newfoundland food?

Some of these famous Newfoundland items include colcannon, doughboys, pea soup, salt fish and brewis, toutons, and cod tongues. Many Newfoundlanders enjoy dishes including delicious Jigg's dinner which is made up of beef stew, cabbage, turnip and potatoes followed by Figgy Duff pudding as a desert.

Jiggs Dinner
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Figgy Duff
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Pea Soup
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Do you want some taken up? Eat where you are b'y! Experience something new wherever you visit, leave McDonalds at home! Cheers, and Happy Hump Day...may ye get

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