Going beyond routine poutine cuisine
Blog Guy, since Canada just hosted the world leaders and spent a fortune to present a good face to the world, I was wondering if they used the opportunity to promote that popular Canadian dish you’ve written about?
You mean poutine, the dish consisting of french fries covered in cheese curds and gravy ,which they eat in Canada and almost nowhere else.
Yes, I’m sure they fed it to the assembled leaders, probably by force. But what you need to understand is, this can be a very sophisticated dish.
Apart from routine poutine, there are many variations. For instance, you can go vegetarian with green poutine, or low-calorie with lean poutine.
There is also a soup version, served in a poutine tureen, and there’s that frozen microwave version for home use, the Jimmy Dean Poutine.
And for cocktail enthusiasts, many Canadian martini bars serve the poutini, a concoction of beef-flavored vodka, gravy schnapps and Irish potato liqueur, garnished with a piece of beef gristle.
Ewwwwwwwww. They really drink that?
Well, drink may not be the right word. It’s pretty thick, so there’s some chewing involved...
Oh my God! I have to barf!
That doesn’t surprise me. Can you please use the poutine latrine?
Contestants take part in the “World Poutine Eating Championship” in Toronto, May 22, 2010. Contestants had 10 minutes to eat poutine, a dish consisting of french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy.
A contestant takes part in the “World Poutine Eating Championship.”
REUTERS photos by Mark Blinch