Thursday, June 14, 2007


I arise from the ashes of fantasy gaming to bring you an Eastern Canadian classic, donairs! Also known as gyros, and not wildly far away from shawarma, this flatbread sandwich of Turkish origin is relatively unknown away from the coast. It was brought to our shores via Berlin, where Turkish immigrants created a version to suit European tastes.

A variation on the döner kebab known as a Donair was introduced in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in the early 1970s. A restaurant called King of Donair claims to have been the first to serve this version in 1973.

The recipe for meat and sauce can be found here. This is the one I've used for years. :)