Epic Mealtime

What do drunken French Canadian cooks do on their days off? Epic mealtime gives you some insight into that question. Fortunately these guys decided to video tape the debauchery and post it on YouTube. I love Canada.

The crazy Canadian online extreme cooking show beaks all the rules. The videos are hilarious, the food is great and they are in the top ten most watched videos on YouTube. Bacon and meat, Ninja turtle soup, Candy BBQ, and lasagna layered fast-food burgers. It’s hard to imagine what these guys will come up with next. You can follow the show at www.epicmealtime.com; a new episode comes out every Tuesday.

With some unforgettable one-liners, and seemingly never-ending culinary concoctions epic mealtime has a recipe for success.

“We make your dreams come true, and then we eat them.”

“Next time we eat a baby”

Keep it up guys.

Photo Contest

“Like” our page on Facebook and submit your Canadian photos for your chance to win an awesome Canadian wine prize pack.

The photo can be of anything you like, but must be accompanied by a description telling us why it represents Canada.

Readers will judge the photos, with the help of a few Great Canadian Online Magazine volunteers. Every year I will post the top 5 photos and the winner will receive a Canadian Wine Prize pack.

Submit your photos via our Facebook page or e-mail them to greatcanadianmagazine@hotmail.com

Do you have an idea for a contest? What kind of prizes would you like to see? Leave a comment below or visit our Facebook page and let us know.

Vancouver Canucks 2011 Play-offs

With game five back in Vancouver, and the Canucks leading the series 3-1 over the sharks the flames look like they might take it all the way! It seems like now is the time for Canada and hockey. In 2010 we won gold at the Olympics, and in 2011 we are well on our way to winning the Stanley Cup.

Read ehrh-on or Ehrh-off? By Derek Jory

“Regardless of where or how you’re spending Victoria Day, odds are good you’ve given some thought to the availability of Vancouver Canucks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.” Read more here

Canada by Anita Stewart

This Canadian cookbook takes you on a journey with Anita Stewart across the country. It’s a collection of recipes from real Canadians. She has been called the Wonder Woman of Canadian cuisine and for good reason. This book’s easy Canadian recipes are flavourful and unique, and you learn lots about the history of the country. From the only truly Canadian method of cooking, to our immigrant population’s traditional meals, this book will keep you interested and full.

I give this book five-maple leaves out of five for doing such a great job telling Canada’s stories. Thank you Anita Stewart.

Nanaimo Bars

Chocolate, vanilla custard, and a wafer crust define the canadian classic, the Nanaimo bar. Sitting on the rack, behind the glass looking up at you.

“Eat Me”

How could you resist? I know you have all been in this situation more than once. And when you finally bit into it, all you can think is “this must be what heaven tastes like”.

Were going to help you get this little piece of heaven more often; by teaching you how to make this all canadian dessert at home.

Ingredients

In a bowl, stir together your graham crumbs, coconut, walnuts, cocoa powder and sugar. Slowly pour in the butter and egg; stir until combined.

Press crumb mixture into parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.

Filling: In bowl, beat together butter, custard powder and vanilla. Beat in icing sugar alternately with milk until smooth, adding up to 1 tsp (5 mL) more milk if too thick to spread. Spread over cooled base; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Topping: In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with butter. Spread over filling; refrigerate until almost set, about 30 minutes.

With tip of knife, score into bars; refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 1 hour.(Make-ahead: Wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 days or overwrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.) Cut into bars.

What is your favourite Canadian food? Did you like this recipe? Leave a comment and share your thought with us.