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bigfellow Dec 9, 2009 07:25 AM

I've been picking up my boerewors in Ottawa and Toronto because I haven't found any in Montreal. Anyone know a local source?

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    EugeneFerreira Feb 20, 2013 12:58 PM

    I live in Ville St Laurent, Montreal, am going to ask my local butcher to make some for me from a SA recepe, anyone else want to place an order or go 50/50 ?

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      lagatta Dec 11, 2009 06:29 AM

      I was wondering about that spelling - hey, Afrikaans! Is boerewors very different from Dutch boerenworst?

      bigfellow, I've never had boerewors (boerenworst, yes, in Netherlands and Belgium) but googling it there are a lot of sausage-making recipes for it, as you are a chef, after all. This could be an innovation here!

      Where can one find boerewors in Ottawa?

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        bigfellow Dec 11, 2009 06:30 AM

        I just don't have the time these days.

      2. maplesugar Dec 10, 2009 08:36 AM

        Good boerewors are hard to find. Is there an ex-pat community in Montreal? Maybe they have some info?

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          bigfellow Dec 10, 2009 08:42 AM

          None to be found!

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            maplesugar Dec 10, 2009 09:23 AM

            Well then Betsy's Boerewors in Edmonton might be a decent option. Haven't tried myself but they've received positive reviews from some trusted bloggers and they ship cross-canada. http://betsysboerewors.com/

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              bigfellow Dec 10, 2009 09:30 AM

              Ordered and it's on its way! Thank you muchly!!!!!

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                maplesugar Dec 10, 2009 03:18 PM

                Excellent, be sure to report back once you receive it :)

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              Chocolatine Dec 10, 2009 09:28 AM

              what about this: http://southafricansinmontreal.ning.com/

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                kpzoo Dec 10, 2009 04:05 PM

                FYI - I asked a Mtl friend who grew up in SA if she knew if there was anywhere to get boerewors here and she doesn't, but said she'd ask around for you. If I hear anything, I'll let you know.

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                  bigfellow Dec 10, 2009 10:55 PM

                  Thank you! I've lots of friends from SA and ZIM. None of them know of a place. Betsy of Betsy's Boerewors in Edmonton used to live in NDG when they first came to Canada. They usually won't ship boerewors this time of year because of the delayed travel time. They might defrost. But I have a pilot friend who will bring them for me. Betsy will have them at the airport for him.

            3. NickMontreal Dec 9, 2009 07:37 AM

              Have you tried William J Walter? It's a long shot but worth a try.

              Perhaps you could even get them to make you some if you bat your eyelids the right way...

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                bigfellow Dec 9, 2009 08:03 AM

                I have tried batting my eyes at thm when asking...but I am a 265lb man...it didn't work. But thanks for the suggestion! lol

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