Going beyond routine poutine cuisine

June 30, 2010

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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.

poutine crop 300Apart 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?

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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.”

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Blog Guy, do you think that Vladimir Putin attended the G20 summit? If so, do you think that he tried the poutine?
Would his plate have a label? Putin’s poutine!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

The sight of any food makes me sick now…
not that I can eat anything without pain…
especially pointy food,oily food,sticky food,slimy food,hot food,cold food…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

That reminds me, I should have included a warning that poutine isn’t for children. You have to be at least a pouteenager to be served…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

yukh RB… I was eating wedges ! :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Did they ever serve poutine in the service Unca, Dave? Marine Poutine? Did you have to eat it in secret? Clandestine Marine Poutine?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Of course this is the staple in the Canadian Navy, and there is a special liking for the submarine poutine.
The army guys aren’t so fond of their pork ‘n beans poutine.
With the move to enviromental friendliness, there is even a green poutine.

Posted by Somnambulist | Report as abusive

If you want a healthier variety of poutine, add some soy bean: Soybean poutine!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

In a lush open meadow with a gentle breeze that barely rustles a leaf, the birds chirp and the squirrels forage for food. A springtime sun shines down upon two lovers enjoying a picnic. A few billowy clouds are the only interuption to a vast blue sky. The atmosphere is perfectly serene to eat some poutine.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Don’t forget the low-cholesterol margarine poutine and the Scottish-style Aberdeen poutine.

Posted by TeeEmm | Report as abusive

I understand the “Rat Pack” ate poutine in Canada. One member made a variation of it with cowpeas. Frank Sinatra called it Dean’s Bean Poutine.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I understand that poutine is catching on in England, since the Royal Family has tried it. They like it with a citrus flavor during Eastertide with musical accompaniment. It’s called the Queen’s Jelly Bean Tambourine Tangerine Poutine.

(This is all your fault, Bob.)

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

If I ever eat this dish, I want to eat it in Philadelphia, with Bruce Springstein.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Maybe get minty fresh breath at the same time by sprinkling mouthwash on it: Listerine Poutine. And eat in in the john: Listerine Latrine Poutine.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Cheese Louise, Mr. B! Why are you so often “poutine” Canada down? We don’t critize your people’s ketchup fetish, vile as it is and reminiscent of blood sport carnage and cannibalism. Up here, we’re nice. So can’t we just all get along?

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Poutine isn’t that bad. Once you get past the Cheez Whiz and the gravy and undercooked fries, why, it’s nothing at all!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

@ Dr. Doll – Poutine is the same scene in the latrine. Even the best can’t digest all they ingest, but I digressed. Listerine in Poutine is just obscene.

Posted by Logrus | Report as abusive

Spleen Poutine: That order would be for Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Eh? Or for polar bears. No, wait, polar bears love humans, right? I saw a movie once….

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Flip the bird while eating it and it becomes obscene poutine.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Do they call the winner of the contest a “lean, mean, poutine machine?”

Posted by illusion2269 | Report as abusive

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The southern floridian version is routine poutine food covered in crude

Posted by ochoo | Report as abusive

You know… Seeing so many people coming up with so many witty rhyming lines has inspired me to come up with absolutely….. NOTHING!!!!

Blame it on the non- caffein poutine!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Umm…. That would be very… filling…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Let’s get together in October . . . for Halloween Poutine.

Query: Does Poteen rhyme with Poutine?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Somebody please gently take Spin’s keyboard away from her for a couple of days. Careful, no sudden moves….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Nice assonance, Spin!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Okay, okay…. Did you see that the one poutine restaurant in New York City has closed down because it couldn’t pay the rent? The landlord got a poutine lien against it.

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