This summer, TVO published a weekly series highlighting eight signature foods from across the province.
We learned that Ontarians have a lot of pent-up feelings about their favourite dishes: for the most part, they like their BeaverTails topped with cinnamon and sugar and absolutely nothing else; they like their Persians toasted (and they don’t want to know what’s in the icing); and by a not-inconsiderable margin, they like their butter tarts raisin-free (like anyone sensible).
But while Windsorites have their canned-mushroom/shredded-meat pizza and Torontonians their odd, feature-film-inspiring version of bacon, a question remains: What is Ontario’s signature food?
Over the next several days, we aim to find out. Each day, starting around noon, we’ll solicit TVO readers’ opinions via highly scientific Twitter and Facebook polls, pitting food against food until a winner is crowned. Check back here to see how your favourite dish fares in the official playoff bracket (seeded according to the whims of our editor).
Check out the competitors below — and let the Great Ontario Food Fight begin.
And the winner is...
Thunder Bay's curiously named, mysteriously frosted, legendarily hankered-for treat: the Persian
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