CBC radio host Margaret Gallagher hosts “Flavour of the Week” on CBC Radio. For Christmas Eve Day, Margaret and her co-host Fred Lee talked about favourite Christmas dishes.
They also read some of the stories about favourite dishes posted on the “Flavour of the Week” facebook group. Margaret Gallagher read a contribution by Todd Wong. Todd didn't hear it, but Gung Haggis dragon boat team member Stephen Mirowski did. And he told Todd after Todd picked him up for a ride up to Vernon, to spend Christmas with Todd's girlfriend Deb's family.
Here is what Todd wrote on the Flavour of the Week Facebook group:
up in a Chinese-Canadian family… we only had stuffing at Thanksgiving
and Christmas time. Christmas was the time we always ate “Canadian
My mother always makes “No-Mei-Fawn” for our family
Christmas dinners. – Special Sticky Rice. I pass on the brussell
sprouts and pig out on the sticky rice.
The past few years, I
have been going to Vernon for a “White Christmas” with my
non-Asian-Canadian girlfriend. And sometimes it even snows. We had a
more traditional Canadian style Christmas dinner at a friend's home
with Yorkshire pudding. That was neat! But I still looked forward to