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Recent Examples of poutine from the Web
Break for cocktails and poutine at the Lakeside Lounge, then head back out to skate under the lights until 10 p.m. The lake stays frozen through much of April.
Paper liners in wire baskets just won’t stand up to the challenge Digging into the poutine, I was reminded of one of those old TV ads testing the tensile strength of paper towels.
For cheap eats, Whistler has everything from poutine to nanaimo bars.
This leaves the Blue Jays responsible for picking up the poutine slack.
As of Thursday night, Big Lug had given out about 50 free poutines.
So here are some late night eats suggestions from the pros—pizza, tacos, poutine, oh my!
Inside the lodge, a house band warbled its way through a Fleetwood Mac tune as the bruised and battered grazed on hamburgers and poutine, the gooey morass of potatoes and cheese curds that was born in Quebec and is popular across Canada.
To go with the new look, Mattone also rolled out a new menu Feb. 23, adding dishes such as an Italian spin on poutine made with garlic fries, mozzarella and Bolognese sauce.
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Did You Know?
Although the earliest evidence of the word poutine in an English publication is from 1982, historical accounts of the dish itself date to several decades earlier when someone had the brilliant idea to add rural Quebec's much-loved fresh cheese curds to (also much-loved) French fries. Whether the gravy came a few years later or was present ab ovo is disputed. Also unclear is the origin of the word by which the dish is known. Some assert that poutine is related to the English word pudding, but a more popular etymology is that it's from a Quebecois slang word meaning "mess." The dish has in recent years been making inroads on American menus.
Origin and Etymology of poutine
First Known Use: 1982See Words from the same year
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