Canada bound

A Caesar, sometimes referred to as a Bloody Caesar, after the similar Bloody Mary, is a cocktail popular mainly in Canada. It typically contains vodka, clamato (a blend of tomato juice and clam broth), Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, and is served on the rocks in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass, and typically garnished with a stalk of celery and wedge of lime.

I am in Toronto airport, en route to Vancouver, enjoying one of my homeland’s greatest beverages. If you try to order one of these in the US you get very strange looks. “I’m sorry, did you just ask for clam juice?”

When asked whether there is a Canadian cuisine, I usually point to the Caesar and my other beloveds: Montreal-style bagels and poutine.

I’m giving lectures at UBC and SFU. Monday’s talk, “Child soldiers: How our hype can harm” is open to the public. Tuesday’s talk, Women at War (a change from the posted subject), is open to academics. A paper is here.