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A popular dish from Canada, the famous hot chicken sandwich consists of shredded leftovers of chicken or turkey served with an homemade gravy and sweet peas. Hot chicken sandwich or simply ‘Hot Chicken’ is one of those forgotten top 10 traditional dishes from Canada. It’s not spicy at all, in contrary to the famous Nashville hot chicken. It’s mostly popular in the French speaking part of Canada. As a kid, I used to love it when my mom would do a whole roasted chicken for dinner, not because I loved the dish but because I knew I would get my favorite meal the next day! If you go visit the Eastern part of Canada, you’ll see this dish in many “Casse-croûte” (tiny restaurants, for a quick bite, by the road), or roasted chicken fast food chains. This dish isn’t what I would call: high gastronomy… it’s more of a comfort food or…

If you ask any French Canadian living abroad; what they miss the most from home, it’s certain that you’ll see “the poutine” in the top 3. This is an emotional meal for any French Canadian and it’s actually pretty much impossible to reproduce the traditional one outside of Quebec because of the lack of that fresh of the day “squeech squeech” cheese. We say “squeech squeech” because it does that sound when we bite in it, although if it’s more than 24 hours old, the sound goes away. The cheese is in fact a fresh cheddar curd cheese and it’s main quality is, that’s the “secret of poutine”, that it doesn’t melt. So you can pour that hot gravy sauce on top of it and it won’t melt. Poutine is the meal you get after a night out with friends, or in a food stand in summer time, it’s always nice to…

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