Pies, fries and pig tails.

The folks at the gym will be seeing me more often in the next few months because of a slight cultural misunderstanding.

Here in Australia, it’s considered polite to finish your meal with an empty plate. But, I’m told, (too late) that in north America (including Canada) it’s polite to leave the plate unfinished. If you clean the plate they assume you’re still hungry and will offer you still more food. And sadly, the portions in Canada are humungous. Your correspondent would be likewise if he lived there for any length of time.

But the food was good. The fruit pies are to die for. (I highly recommend the “Stone Crock Bakery” in St Jacobs, Ontario). Then there are pig tails (see picture, no they’re not curly) from Kennedys’ Country Tavern in St Agatha. Or for the ultimate guilty nosh, ask for the Sweet potato frites in the CN Tower restaurant.

Excuse me, I must go run a couple of miles.


Yummm good sausage, sauerkraut and mustard… but the price puts the lie to the 25 year claim….

Crispy frites and a view too. Heaven on a 1000ft stick.

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5 Responses to “Pies, fries and pig tails.”


  1. 1 Doug May 19, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Mmm. Sweet potato fries. Absolutely decadent! Wonder how they’d be with salt and powdered sugar?

    Nice pix, btw.

  2. 2 microsoar May 19, 2007 at 10:32 am

    Doug: Not sure about the salt and powdered sugar, but dipped in some mayo as a counterpoint, they (in Doug the Walnuts’ vernacular) “rawk’!

    Yah, the pix came out well. I do have more “sausage on a bun” photos, but their self-embarrassment quotient is a bit high.

  3. 3 John Halbrook May 20, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Glad you found enough to eat in the Great White North. If you want to insult your body, however, there is nothing better than ‘poutine,’ a legacy of the days when French Canadian trappers lived off fat. Take some fries and smother them with hot cheese curds. Ingest. Those allergic to cholesterol should not try this at home or anywhere else, for that matter.

  4. 4 microsoar May 21, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Yes, we saw places where you could get the infamous ‘poutine’ but fortunately for our arteries, arrived pre-warned.


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