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Calgary food steak
Posted by: HoboSylvain | 2013-08-23 23:39:28 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Keywords: meat
Calgary doesn't have an icon dish like most big cities. However, it's the capital of Alberta, which is by far the largest beef producer in Canada, and it's also cowboy country... so, of course they eat lots of beef here. I thus had to eat some steak while in Alberta, even if I didn't have any money left for tours, I managed to find some food money for a steak. Since the prices were way too high in Banff, I had decided to wait for Calgary.

I had a nice 10-oz steak with a baked potato and veggies. The steak was so tender a regular butter knife was going through it easily. The meat was presented without any sauce as it would have been in Montreal... but with this quality of meat, no complain.

To give you an idea of the importance of the cattle industry in Alberta, it generates over 12 billions in revenues by producing about 44% of the all Canadian cattles, with the help of about 20 000 farms. About half of the production goes to other Canadian provinces and one quarter goes to the USA. Even though these figures are big, they were much bigger 10 years ago, before the crisis of the mad cow disease (when ONE beast was found to be infected in a remote farm).

But since the province also has lots of oil (including the world's largest oil sands reserves), the provincial economy wasn't too much affected by the decline of the bovine industry. In fact, Alberta has no debt, no sales tax and very low income tax.


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