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A kind of meat pie traditionally eaten at Christmas in Canada.
- ‘They were busy packing the root cellar with parsnips, canning their ox tongues and making their tourtieres and petes-des-soeurs, or driving the dogsled down the hill for a barrel of water.’
- ‘I saw a friend and she had tourtiere for dinner, except without meat and with seitan instead, so it actually tasted good.’
- ‘It is an ambassador, opening the borders of the Canuck kitchen, and wafting forth the knowledge of other such national delights as maple syrup, tourtiere, and beaver tails.’
- ‘At four big tourtières for that price, it was a steal - two people could eat that alone and be satisfied, and that could really be said of any of the dishes at this affordable and justifiably crowded spot.’
- ‘We have some incredible French Canadian tourtière to serve tonight as well.’
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