Just launched in LA by an Ottawa ex-pat who chefed at Campanile, Fred Elm's a foodelivery service dedicated exclusively to hard-to-find-here Canadian foodstuffs that John Candy didn't make movies about, but're still hugely popular with the Maple Leaf-ers. Get ready for delivered-to-your-door awesome like...
Tourtiere: This savory meat pie is French Canadian for... um... meat pie (!) -- a flaky, taco-shaped pastry stuffed with cinnamon-y pork and available in two sizes: 5in and 9in -- one bite and you'll go from the former to the latter.
Potted Pork Rillettes: Stuffed into 4oz jars, these shredded meat snacks're slow-cooked overnight in fat to up the tenderness -- so expect Otis Redding to want to try a little.
Nanaimo Bars: Named after a city you totally knew was in British Columbia and nicknamed the "Bathtub Racing Capital of the World", this authentic Canadian delicacy's available in packages of four (or in a 9x9 party pan!) and incorporates sweet-y goodness like wafer crumbs, coconut, walnuts, butter, custard, and chocolate.
Living off the grid and address-free in an abandoned bus in the LA wilderness? No matter! You can actually find FE at artisan food fairs like July's Unique LA show, assuming you can find a way to get there. Maybe try Planes, Trains & Automobiles?
Published: June 21, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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