This is a story I wrote for Andy Rooney of 60 minutes fame. Yes that Andy.
But he didn't like it.
So I submit to all of you my Andy Rooney Canadian Food bit.
Just imagine Andy Rooney reading this.
Did ya ever wonder why there are no Canadian Food Restaurants?
I mean there is American Food, Mexican Food, Cuban Food and all the foods from Europe.
So why no Canadian food?
At least I have never seen a Canadian Restaurant.
And I have been to Canada too.
You would think in Canada they would have something called "Canadian Food"
And have you ever heard anybody say "Hey I sure could go for some Canadian Food tonight?"
I don't think I have.
Flapjacks or Canadian bacon are the only foods I know that make me think of Canada.
And Flapjacks(I capitalize it because they only have two foods that I know of, and they deserve to be respected) I always think of the McKenzie Brothers, you know the "take off you hosers" guys. They sang the 12 days of Christmas song too.
Not much to write home about there....
And that word about, they say "aboot". When I hear that I know I am around a true Canadian.
As for Canadian Bacon, well I only hear about it when I am ordering a pizza.
I call Juan's pizza in my neighborhood, that name for a pizza place is a whole other story, and ask for a pizza. I hear Italian sausage, Mexican jalopeno and Canadian Bacon.
They always mention Canadian Bacon last at Pedro's.
Maybe Pedro's puts his Mexican jalopeno ahead of Canadian Bacon to support Mexico ahead of Canada in whole NAFTA fight for the American dollar.
Any way I think the next time I meet a true Canadian I will invite myself over to their house. I will insist on AUTHENTIC Canadian food.
I will sit around listening to the "aboots" and the "take off hosers" just to finally solve this riddle about Canadian Food.
And if I like it I will suggest they open a string of Canadian Restaurants here in America.
What American wouldn't want to try this new food?
I know I say it is ABOOT time.