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View Poll Results: Culinary culture
Canada 8 61.54%
Australia 5 38.46%
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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In terms of culinary, restaurants and chefs, which one is better, Canada or Australia?
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I can't compare, but I honestly believe we have one of the most diverse, best scenes in the world (without hyperbole). Our 'native' cuisine isn't much to write home about, but in terms of diversity as well as fine dining, we have so much to choose from, and some of the most esteemed, dynamic, creative, exciting chefs in the world. Sydney and Melbourne are definitely 'foodie' cities.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I can't compare, but I honestly believe we have one of the most diverse, best scenes in the world (without hyperbole). Our 'native' cuisine isn't much to write home about, but in terms of diversity as well as fine dining, we have so much to choose from, and some of the most esteemed, dynamic, creative, exciting chefs in the world. Sydney and Melbourne are definitely 'foodie' cities.
It seems like Australia and Canada are probably in fairly similar places, something of a "break-out" phase that is leading to some exciting stuff happening.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Canada without a doubt.
Based on what?
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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It seems like Australia and Canada are probably in fairly similar places, something of a "break-out" phase that is leading to some exciting stuff happening.
Yes I think so. Both also benefit from being very multicultural. I'm sure Toronto has some good eats, as well as Montreal, Vancouver.etc. Quebec has that French thing too that we lack.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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But we make up for that in bushtucker
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Much larger and more diverse population, American/British English influence, French Canadian (Quebec) influence and culture, etc.
Okay, I see you've never been to Australia. Yeah we're all white, blonde-haired descendants of British and Irish convicts who just eat damper, meat and potatoes.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Australia does not have French culture and language which is enough telling us all that Canada wins on this without doubt.
There's more than French culture. Australia grows a lot more produce. We can grow tropical fruits, too. How you liking it freezing up there in your igloo anyway? lol
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I live 5 hours from Canadian border btw. Western Canada (Vancouver/British Columbia) area has pretty mild winters and above freezing actually. Southern Canada where vast majority of Canadians live have 4 distinct seasons. Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec has warmer summers than Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. I love 4 seasons.

How does it feel like living in an isolated island country far from everywhere, driving on wrong side of the road, sharks in oceans, opposite seasons and no snow in Christmas?

Nearly 40 million people live in Canada vs only 23 million in Australia which tells me which new world nation is more popular
In Perth we're 3-4 hours from Bali, cheap, delicious food, 5 hours from Singapore and within 8 hours of all of SEA. Canada has Mexico which, while cool, is more homogeneous. Vancouver is basically 11 hours to anywhere even OUTSIDE of North America, if you wanna talk about isolated lol. As a percentage more people here are born overseas than in Canada, so we get all kinds of cuisines. Give me our mild winters where one can often go around in a T-shirt rather than your severe winters where people would die without heating or shelter. Sharks? lol. More people are killed by bears than sharks a year. Snow on Christmas might be nice, but I think we can live without it...nor do we have to contend with hazardous icy roads. Australia really is the lucky country, I'm glad I live here instead of an icebox like Canada.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Toronto and Montreal (Eastern half of Canada) where most people live are only 5-8 hours flight from Europe and Middle East, an hour from New England/NYC, 3-4 hours from the Caribbean/Tropical regions/Mexico/Central America. Indeed only 1-1.5 hrs drive from the US border.

Canada is much larger than Australia, more diverse and more rich in culture and its proximity to the US.
Australia is nice but too far away and crappy lifestyle.
Much larger? Considering most people live within 100 miles of the US border in a strip I'd say the actual inhabitable area is pretty small. I'd say Australia is similar but we're a bit more spread out. More diverse and rich in culture? Aside from maybe Quebec Canada is not much different to Australia.
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