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Old 12-17-2014, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Since Canada lacks a true cross-country pop culture vernacular, a lot of the regional stuff tends to stay within those regions and people from other parts of the country have often never heard of them. A few things have crossed the country like poutine, Nanaimo bars and butter tarts, but the vast majority have not.

It's not like in the U.S. where people in Maine will know what grits are even if they don't eat them.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:56 AM
 
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Since Canada lacks a true cross-country pop culture vernacular, a lot of the regional stuff tends to stay within those regions and people from other parts of the country have often never heard of them. A few things have crossed the country like poutine, Nanaimo bars and butter tarts, but the vast majority have not.

It's not like in the U.S. where people in Maine will know what grits are even if they don't eat them.
Actually I'd say a lot of people outside of the South aren't really familiar with what grits are. Hell, even I'm not 100% sure what they are - cornmeal, right?
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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That I've never heard of.
Never heard of them either. My partner has been to Thunder Bay ( or Tunder Bay LOL ) quite a few times.
I'll find out if they've had one.

As Acajack says, too many regional things that don't go national very often. Look how long it took Poutine to come out west...even though any Canadian travelling to Montreal would of had some...especially after a night out.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Actually I'd say a lot of people outside of the South aren't really familiar with what grits are. Hell, even I'm not 100% sure what they are - cornmeal, right?
But at least you and most people in your region would have heard of them. (Many Canadians have heard of them even...) Like you would have heard of jambalaya and other stuff.

In Canada most of the regional cuisines if named to people from other regions would draw blank stares.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Actually I'd say a lot of people outside of the South aren't really familiar with what grits are. Hell, even I'm not 100% sure what they are - cornmeal, right?

Grits - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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French fries with brown gravy. I have never seen this outside of Canada.
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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But at least you and most people in your region would have heard of them. (Many Canadians have heard of them even...) Like you would have heard of jambalaya and other stuff.

In Canada most of the regional cuisines if named to people from other regions would draw blank stares.
Only because of TV and the movies, otherwise I would of never heard of " grits ".
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:27 PM
 
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French fries with brown gravy. I have never seen this outside of Canada.
I have seen poutine in many places in the US.
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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It's not like in the U.S. where people in Maine will know what grits are even if they don't eat them.


Also because every Presidential candidate has to talk about grits during the campaign if they want to get votes in the South:

Mitt Romney In Mississippi: 'I Like Grits', 'Learning To Say Y'all'
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:35 AM
 
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Love the Sorry on the bus in the wreck.

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Laughed so hard at "Canadian swimming".
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