If Instagram has taught us anything, it's how much people enjoy taking pictures of the food they eat. And if Pinterest has shown us anything, it's how much other people want to look at that food.

So what does that mean for us as it comes to the end of 2012? That we have a whole lot of images of mouth-wateringly wonderful food that we can't help but share with others.

Here at HuffPost Canada Living, we've looked at some of the best restaurants in the country, divulged the greatest places to get cheap eats and yes, unearthed some deep-fried concoctions we didn't even imagine could exist.

Now as we near the end of the year, we're looking at you, dear readers, to show us the greatest tastes you indulged in throughout 2012. It could have been a bite or a buffet, something you've never tried before, or a dish you've eaten every week for your whole life and continue to adore — we don't care, as long as it's food you completely love.

HuffPost editors have kicked off the list, but add in your own crazy, delicious, shocking tastes (either homemade or experienced on the road) to give a well-rounded look at the best food we ate this year.

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  • Frozen Chocolate

    <b>What this is</b>: Liquid nitro truffles (frozen dark chocolate truffles with salted caramel brittle — finished with liquid nitrogen) <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://www.thefooddudes.com/#/canvas">The Food Dudes, Toronto</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Rebecca Zamon, HuffPost Canada Living editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: Besides the Harry Potter factor of the nitrogen "steam," the combination of crunchy and sweet made this one bite a very satisfying dessert.

  • Ontario's Best Delicacy

    <b>What this is</b>: Bacon butter tarts <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://www.madelynsdiner.ca/">Madelyn's Diner, Stratford, Ontario</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Brian Vinh Tien Trinh, HuffPost Canada Travel Editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: They were a perfect balance between sweet and savoury, and my goodness were they delicious. I love butter tarts to begin with, but I don't think I'll be able to eat another one from now on unless they're from Madelyn's.

  • Salad With A Kick

    <b>What this is</b>: Spicy tofu salad <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://zoesbakerycafe.ca/">Zoe's Bakery Cafe, Toronto</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Arti Patel, HuffPost Canada Associate Editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: I actually don't like to make friends with salad, but when you mix spicy tofu with anything, it's going to have a yummy result.

  • Gambas A La Plancha

    <b>What this is</b>: Shrimp, glorious shrimp <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://restaurantrostei.com/">Rostei, Begur, Spain</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Michael Bolen, HuffPost Canada Politics Editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: Because shrimp heads speak for themselves.

  • Intense Gelato

    <b>What this is</b>: Pear and blue cheese gelato <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://www.gelateriafatamorgana.it/">Fatamorgana, Rome</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Rebecca Zamon, HuffPost Canada Living editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: Think pear and blue cheese just work together on salad? As it turns out, it's also delicious with a creamy finish. (Other options at this tiny spot included Sicilian Tomato, Ricotta Cheese and Fruit Mustard, and Tobacco.)

  • Vegan Breakfast

    <b>What this is</b>: Vegan breakfast with tofu scrabble, toast and veggie sausage <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://www.sadiesdiner.com/">Sadie's Diner and Juice Bar</a>, Toronto <b>Who ate it</b>: Arti Patel, HuffPost Canada Associate Editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: I'm vegetarian, but dislike eggs, so it's hard to find a breakfast I love. This one combined some truly great flavours.

  • Carb Delights

    <b>What this is</b>: Croissant and an apple danish <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://cgi.alpenstueck.de/user-cgi-bin/?file=kop1.php">Alpenstueck, Berlin</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Ron Nurwisah, HuffPost Canada Community manager <b>Why it was amazing</b>: Good bread in Germany is pretty much the easiest thing to find. I had this my last morning there on a little hidden side street in a room that was filled in gorgeous fall sunshine and still smelling of freshly-baked pastry.

  • Doughy Doughnuts

    <b>What this is</b>: Bacon maple and chocolate peanut butter crunch doughnuts, and apple and peach fritters <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/doughtoronto">Dough Toronto</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: The HuffPost Canada office <b>Why it was amazing</b>: In a year when doughnuts were all the rage, we loved these for their fluffy interior and supremely flavourful exterior. But if you're more into the dense doughnut, we definitely recommend <a href="http://paulettesoriginal.com/">Paulette's</a>.

  • Porktastic

    <b>What this is</b>: Leg of pork <b>Where it's from</b>: Beer festival in San Sebastian, Spain <b>Who ate it</b>: Michael Bolen, HuffPost Canada Politics Editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: Because in Canada you get hot dogs and pizza at events like this. In San Sebastian, you get a full leg of pork or an entire roast chicken. Which is better?

  • Refreshment On A Stick

    <b>What this is</b>: A pineapple and chili paleta <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://www.coconutandlime.com/2008/06/pineapple-chile-paletas.html">Homemade</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Ron Nurwisah, HuffPost Canada Community manager <b>Why it was amazing</b>: I had one of these over the Canada Day long weekend while on my friend's rooftop. It's better than a cold beer.

  • Deep-Fried Veggies

    <b>What this is</b>: Deep fried Shiitake mushrooms <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://www.eataly.com/birreria">Birreria, New York</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Arti Patel, HuffPost Canada Associate Editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: I always thought mushrooms were delicious, but that was before I had one that was deep-fried — now I know they're the best food in the world.

  • Raw Fish Done Right

    <b>What this is</b>: takeout sockeye sashimi <b>Where it's from</b>: Ocean Park, BC (on my childhood home's back porch) <b>Who ate it</b>: Joshua Ostroff, HuffPost Canada/Spinner Senior Editor, Music <b>Why it was amazing</b>: Because even unknown, small town, hole-in-the-wall sushi joints out on the west coast still serve up the greatest, bright-reddest sockeye sashimi in the whole world.

  • McKobe Sliders

    <b>What this is</b>: McKobe sliders x 100 with pomegranate and scallop ceviche <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://afuegonegro.com/">A Fuego Negro, San Sebastian, Spain</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Michael Bolen, HuffPost Canada Politics Editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: Because burgers that are basically tartares and cost almost nothing are the best.

  • Noodle Heaven

    <b>What this is</b>: Won ton noodles with a side of veggies <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g294217-d1094369-Reviews-Tsim_Chai_Kee_Noodle-Hong_Kong.html">Tsim Chai Kee Noodle in Central, Hong Kong</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Kenny Yum, Managing Editor for HuffPost Canada/AOL Canada <b>Why it was amazing</b>: First meals after travelling from Toronto to Hong Kong are important to set the tone for the trip. We researched the best wonton (shrimp dumpling) noodles in Hong Kong and came up with this gem a block away from our hotel. It was the best noodles and for no more than $2.75 for a bowl.

  • Fun With Fish

    <b>What this is</b>: Fresh lobster dinner with proper potato salad <b>Where it's from</b>: <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g580439-d1832907-Reviews-Doyle_Sansome_Sons_Lobster_Pool-Twillingate_Newfoundland_Newfoundland_and_Labrado.html">Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool near Twillingate, Newfoundland</a> <b>Who ate it</b>: Lauren Strapagiel, HuffPost Canada Associate Editor <b>Why it was amazing</b>: Because it was at a no-fuss restaurant right on the dock where lobster boats came in. Your dinner comes straight from the dock's holding tanks, to a pot of boiling water, to your plate.

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