Happy Anniversary to Long and Short Reviews! I’m thrilled to be a part of the anniversary celebrations.
It’s all my first time over at LASR and not Whipped Cream. Of course, Incarnate is my first book which is not spicy at all.
The waitress didn’t respond, but wrote it down and wandered away again. Arthur looked worried and leaned forward. “What the hell is a poutine?”
“You’ll love it. It’s French fries smothered in gravy and topped with cheese curds.”
Arthur balked. “Sounds like a heart attack on a plate, but I’m so hungry I could eat blubber.”
“They have that too. Should I change your order?”
“No. Christ, no.”
I couldn’t help laughing at his horrified expression. “I forgot how health-conscious British food is: blood pudding, bangers and mash…fry-ups.”
“Okay, you’ve got me there. Next you’re going to tell me bear is on the menu.”
“I guess not, since all those fuzzy white bears are out on the ice flows.”
“You do realize the polar ice caps are melting?”
“Well, I’m sure they don’t bother with people.”
I started laughing. “Oh, and where did you hear that?”
“Well, they always look so friendly in zoos, you know, swimming around and playing with big rubber balls. They look so happy as they frolic.”
I banged the table as laughter wracked through my body. “Arthur, this is the Arctic. It’s a barren wasteland in the winter, and for the most part, pretty much scrubland in the brief summer. Up here it’s eat or be eaten.”
Incarnate was fun to write for so many reasons. It’s also the only book I’ve written backwards. Yep. Backwards. I wrote the ending first.
So I’ve shared a bit of Canadiana featured in Incarnate and I’d like to know about your favorite regional items. What is your favorite food that is unique to where you live?
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