Category Archives: Canadian

Road Trip: Au Pied de Cochon Montreal

In June 2010, I read about a restaurant in Montreal, featuring French Canadian cuisine called Au Pied de Cochon.  I was salivating.  At the time I was somewhere in Africa and Montreal was an impossible dream.  A cookbook was mentioned … Continue reading

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Canadian Bacon Fry Up

In general, I would say that I’m a confident cook, especially when I’ve done something a zillion times before.  However, it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve cured meat, I have a tendency to freak out a bit when I … Continue reading

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Real Canadian Bacon I

For over 30 years in countries, including France, I have brine cured pork to transform it into American style ham.  I like other hams; Bayonne, Serrano, Jambon d’Aoste, but my favorite ham remains that cured and smoked/unsmoked in the United … Continue reading

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Soupe aux Pois Jaune

I’ve always been fascinated with French Canadian cuisine.  In fact I have a cookbook somewhere from the famous Au Pied de Cochon restaurant in Montreal.  I’ve never been to Montreal but it’s on my list.  In the meantime, in would … Continue reading

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