Food is so much a part of Montreal’s identity. From greasy and delicious poutine to fine French dining, Montreal’s food is tied into its culture. Montreal is a taste and experience of France in North America.
Here is a video in two parts about Montreal’s fascinating variety of food and how it is tied into its culture and how Montreal’s culture is tied into its food.
“To get people together, to eat, to socialize, to share, that’s…what Montreal is all about.”
Food and Culture in Montreal: Part 1
Did you know that Montreal has language police whose job it is to make sure all signs are in French? Restaurants who had English were forced to change them to French names – including KFC, or PFC as it’s known in Montreal.
Want to know why street food is hard to find in Montreal?
Part 1 of this video covers all these thing and more. It starts out with a little history of the Montreal and the French and British influences on it.
It also has some fun facts such as French replaced English as the official language of the province in 1970.
Food and Culture in Montreal: Part 2
Who loves bagels and smoked meat sandwiches? Montreal is famous for many foods – including its smoked meat. And it even has its own style of bagel!
Want to learn about smoked meats and which cuts are the juiciest?
Did you know that the largest food bank in Canada is in Montreal?
Want to know a little bit about the native people of Canada and their struggles?
Part 2 of this video covers all this as well as Chinatown and delicious dragon’s beard candy, the wide variety of ethnic foods available in Montreal such as Greek, Latin American, Middle Eastern and European.