As Canada 150 celebrations continue across the country, people are talking about what makes us "uniquely" Canadian.  I just saw an article that concludes we're not "truly Canadian" unless we've tried these foods.

The foods include poutine, maple syrup, ketchup chips and Nanaimo bars.  They also include beaver tails, back bacon and Montreal smoked meat.  These delicious treats are certainly uniquely Canadian.

And, apparently, so is the Caesar.  It's a dressed-up drink that people make with a number of variations.  The mixture can include Worcestershire sauce, Tobasco, pickles, celery and even horseradish.  The ingredients are all added to clam-flavoured tomato juice or "Clamato".

I learned the Caesar is Canadian when I ordered one in the USA a number of years ago.  The server had no idea and neither did the bartender.  I gave them the basic ingredients and they brought me one.  Not with Clamato though.  It was "Beef-a-Mato" juice.  I'm not kidding.  Beef flavoured tomato juice.  It was nasty.

The Caesar.  Uniquely Canadian.  I hope Beef-a-Mato is uniquely American.  We don't need that.

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