|Many of these recipes have been handed down from generation
to generation, reflecting Canada's ethnic diversity and rich culture, and have become traditional dishes.
Turkeys, geese, game, poultry, suckling pigs, long wreaths of
sausages, minced pies, barrels of oysters, red hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples,
juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made
the chamber dim with their delicious steam.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens