One interesting difference I have noticed is that chicken is very popular here. Nine times out of ten when people at the office order out for dinner, it is from one of three or four chicken chains. They try Chinese once in a while, but people complain. St Hubert is the most popular chain. It is more a sit down restaurant than fast food, but they are all over the place. Whenever my in-laws would meet for a family event, it was always St Hubert. When I am out with clients, they choose St Hubert if there is one nearby. Even the Greek gyros equivalent, Libanese shish taouk, is made of spiced chicken on a vertical spit. My guess is that it is as popular as burgers are in the US.

A Croatian friend here also suggested that people look like what they eat. There’ may be some truth to it. If you say people in the US are more rotund like cows and people here have skinny legs and more pronounced noses, like chickens.

Here’s a picture of a guy I saw at one of the final Expos games (against the Cubs of course).


~ by Frank on August 15, 2005.

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