posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 09:04 AM
Je suis dans Quebec pour primiere fois. I am up here taking a 5 week full immersion French course that I need for college back the states. It's
So far i've tried escargot, horse meat, and fois gras. Oh, and the Canadian favorite, poutine, as well. Here are my experiences with each one:
Escargot: I ordered it with a creamy butter sauce. It tasted like mushrooms, same texture, similar taste. Just kind of bland by itself.
Horse meat: The package said 40% fewer calories than beef with 50% more protein than beef. Totally good for you. It was okay. The leanest meat i've
ever had, virtually zero fat and a similar tast to beef. Even cooked black and blue it's tough to chew through.
Fois gras: Never again, maybe. My palate was pretty confused on what to think of it. It has the texture of a buttery fat, very easy to bite through,
with a funky cheese-like, or dry-aged beef-like taste. In one way, I found it very interesting. In another way, I didn't like the texture or flavor.
I was happy when it was all gone.
Poutine: French fries with cheese curds and gravy on top. The possible toppings and combinations are endless. Pretty awesome stuff, especially when
drinking. How this is canada's national dish and they're not the fattest country in the world, i'll never know