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Recent Examples of poutine from the Web
Menu offerings will include upscale pub fare such as seasonal flatbreads, burgers and poutine, with several vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Appetizers and sandwiches will be served during the festival, such as Cuban sandwiches, poutine and garlic-Parmesan bread knots, as well as specials to see what appeals to moviegoers.
To catch up with everything else, visit our Toronto hub, best read while eating poutine or drinking a Molson for the full Canadian experience.
Max’s also is the second local restaurant to suddenly offer poutine, a french fries-cheese curds dish in gravy.
Other than John Candy, poutine might be Canada’s finest export.
The Red Dot offers daily food and drink specials, weekend brunch and their signature authentic poutine.
Since this is Quebec, great poutine—the French Canadian fries, gravy and cheese curd specialty—is just a few minutes away at Chez Tousignant, a retro-style snack bar.
The fatty brisket is the star, rubbed simply with salt and pepper and smoked over oak, but the sausages are where some of the Canadiana shines through: One is stuffed with cheese curds, just like what you’d find on a tray of poutine.
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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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