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Manitoba This province loves its honey dill, a mayo-based sauce that's best eaten with chicken fingers in restaurants but is also found bottled in supermarkets. Save room for Winnipeg's decadent schmoo torte, a layered cake that's topped with pecans and butterscotch sauce. Ontario Butter tarts, the pioneer dessert that first appeared in a cookbook published in Barrie, Ont., 121 years ago, are still beloved here. Rural bakeries in particular are perpetually stocked with the homey sweet treat. The inclusion of raisins, walnuts or pecans in this indulgence, however, is hotly debated. Saskatchewan Similar in taste to blueberries but intensely purple, saskatoon berries crop up just about everywhere. You will discover them in tons of delicious incarnations, such as pies, crisps, cookies, scones, muffins, cheesecakes, smoothies, jams, wine, liqueurs, syrups, juices, barbecue sauces, ice cream, perogies, craft beers and more. Quebec Feasting on poutine remains a guilty pleasure here. For more sophisticated tastes, explore the staggering array of 350-plus regional cheeses, including those made from raw cow, goat and sheep milk. For breakfast, nothing compares to a Montreal bagel, which is boiled in honey-sweetened water and baked in a wood-fired oven. New Brunswick The "fiddlehead frenzy" happens every spring as intrepid foragers go fiddleheading in marshy spots and everyone else either stocks up on the tightly coiled fern tips at roadside stands or indulges in them at restaurants. Never eat fiddleheads raw and ensure they are cooked properly. Nova Scotia Donairs—Halifax's official food—combine shavings of spiced, moulded ground beef in a pita with tomatoes, onions and a sauce of evaporated milk and sugar. Keep your eyes out for creamed lobster—a mix of cream, vinegar and lobster meat, often served on toast—and Acadian rappie pie, a potato and chicken casserole. Prince Edward Island Islanders are truly spoiled for shellfish with two lobster seasons, mussel production and a Malpeque oyster industry. Of course, the famous red soil here produces all kinds of potato varieties that pop up in multiple forms. Newfoundland and Labrador Know that when a Newfoundlander says "fish," they definitely mean cod. Fish and chip shops abound, as do cod cakes made with fresh or salted fish. When visiting in the future, you might also luck into wild moose burgers and steaks on a menu. SUMMER 2021 | 17 FUTURE EXPLORATIONS When the time is right to travel again, CAA's experienced travel consultants can help you plan and book a trip to get a true taste of Canada. Plus, they can make sure you have the right travel insurance to help protect your trip. Visit caasco.com/plantravel to learn more.

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