150 Notable Canadians celebrate Canada's food scene

We Canadians have a lot to celebrate. So, we asked 150 talented Canadians what they love about Canada's food scene and here are their inspiring answers.

150 Canadians tell Eat North what they love about Canada's food scene

After years of being polite and saying “Sorry” way too often, Canadians seem to have become intensely proud and, most importantly, vocal about the food our country offers. Restaurants in cities like Edmonton and Winnipeg prove that they can deservingly share the limelight with any top-tier eatery in culinary meccas like Toronto and Montreal. Craft brewing and micro-distilling has exploded nationally over the past decade, adding internationally awarded libations to liquor store shelves in almost every province.

For Canada's 150th, our food community seems to be in a really good place.

Canada’s food scene deserves more than a narrow definition of a few dishes.

Canadian blueberries

Is it cracking the shell of a freshly-boiled lobster in New Brunswick? Yes.

Is it sipping a chilled glass of Okanagan rosé on the sandy beach of Lake Okanagan? Definitely.

Could it be your favourite Vietnamese restaurant found in a run-down strip mall on Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon? Of course.

It’s the low hanging wild blueberries of Nova Scotia, the acres of bright canola fields flowering in the summer, the calm bison herds grazing in Alberta rangelands, the glistening chinook salmon that swishes and swerves its way around the islands that populate the Canadian West Coast. It’s every little thing.

So, what do you love about the Canadian food scene?

150 Canadians talk about Canada's food scene for Canada Day

We put this question to 150 Canadians from all walks of life and here’s what they had to say…

Serena Ryder, Jann Arden and restaurateur Erin Dunham speak to Canada's culinary diversity

Reasons why Canada's diversity makes you hungry

Our culinary mosaic is among the top reasons to love Canadian cuisine

Anna Olson, Derek Dammann, Murray MacDonald, David McMillan and Sarah Musgrave tell Eat North why they love Canadian food

Reasons why you should eat across Canada

There's a lot to Canadian food and here are the reasons to be diving into dishes from coast to coast

Jill Belland, Lynn Crawford and Laura Calder on why they love Canadian food

Reasons why Canada's culinary history is remarkable

Canadian cuisine has long been underestimated and here are just a few ways that it's not just good, but remarkable.

Experts weigh in on Canada's culinary future

Reasons to be excited about Canada's culinary future

Don't just love Canadian food, get excited about it!

Carly Rae Jepsen, Jon Montgomery, Sal Howell and Hayley Wickenheiser talk about the Canadian food scene

Reasons that we are all proud to eat Canadian

We Canadians may not beat our chests about it, but we're all proud to call Canada home.