Maybe I could eat 365 days of dining in different Canadian cities?
This was a throw away line at the end of the Canadian Crossing version of last week's TOTW segment on eating 365 days in the same city. After all, Richmond may not have wanted me, but Canada certainly should be interested.
This would require lodging each night since I would be traveling to different cities, though maybe I could have a few bases (e.g., Toronto, Vancouver) where I could eat around a major metropolitan area.
But I would be able to cover a major country in 365 days and eat all different kinds of food in a rather diverse nation.
I could start in the West and work my way to the East. I could set up camp and travel to different nearby spots for a row. Seafood east and west and beef in the middle. Poutine in several small Quebec cities. Eating seal meat up north in the territories.
Could use Via Rail to promote train travel. Or seaplanes to have an out of the way meal in the forests of British Columbia. Or a lobster fishing boat eating the catch of the hour.
Buffalo, elk, venison — spinach pies in Kensington Market in Toronto; snack shops in Quebec; exotic fries in Calgary — the possibilities are endless.
Eating 365 days in France or Italy is too easy a challenge: smaller footprints but amazing food. As we've noted in the past, even Canadians can't always define what is Canadian food. This way, we can find out.
The biggest challenge would be dealing with wintry weather. Moving too many times could be a bad situation. The schedule could be drawn up to reduce that risk. Settling in larger cities during that time might be more practical. Or that might be the time to hang out in Vancouver.
Don't worry, Richmond. I would absolutely include your city in my 365 days of Canadian dining. I would like to meet Lindsay Anderson there and we can compare notes. I would even let her pick the restaurant. She'll know where to go.
Richmond, BC, needed the publicity of having a full-time blogger for a year, but the city will have trouble translating that into more tourists. Canada needs the tourists and would see increased tourism, especially after reading about fun dining options throughout Canada. If you aren't into Asian food, Richmond and Anderson can't help you much. In covering Canada, someone will find interest in some of the eating adventures.
Richmond's loss could be Canada's gain. I'm read to eat and write across the Great White North.