This is our first month participating in the Canadian Food Experience Project which began June 7 2013. As more than 80 participants share our collective stories across the vastness of our Canadian landscape through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity to our Canadian culinary identity through the cadence of our concerted Canadian voice. This months theme is Regional Canadian Food. You can see all of our posts in this series here.
September already? Holy schmoly.
It’s already time for another installment of The Canadian Food Experience Project. This month’s challenge is to write about our “Cherished Canadian Recipe.” When I read the theme I knew instantly what I had to write about. I also knew that I was pushing, if not breaking, the rules. I’m going to share with you my absolutely favorite recipe of all time; but I can’t share the details. I have to write about the recipe, and not share the recipe.
And I’m not being falsely modest or mysterious. I’m not locking away a secret recipe. I can’t share it because, according to most sources (including the National Center for Home Food Preservation), it’s just not safe.
My cherished Canadian recipe is my Meme’s (Grandmothers) French Canadian Mustard Pickles: