Tasty Travels: Poutine, Canada


Fries can be a great comfort food: they’re easy finger food, deliciously savory, and can be flavored or dipped in a variety of ways. But what if fries could be more than just potato slices and dips? What if fries could become a culinary sensation? That’s what makes Canada’s poutine such a marvel of a dish!

What is poutine, you ask? It’s a mix of good ol’ french fries with goodies such as gravy, cheese curds, and many other add-ons like bacon bits, veggie bits, egg bits, and more. Because of this, the flavors of poutine have a variety of ranges. From salty to meaty and even cheesy, the flavors really tickle the taste buds and touch on the pleasurable flavors that entice people to eat more.
Poutine is one of those foods who are famous for originating from a particular place but not having any solid evidence as to their creation. There is no doubt that it comes from Canada, but the exact origins of the dish are wrapped in the secretive wrappings of a time long gone. One story says that it was created in Quebec during the 50’s as a customer ordered their fries with cheese curds. The owner then said “Ça va faire une maudite poutine,” or, “That’s going to make a terrible mess.” But who can really say where it originates from.

One thing is certain though, this dish is definitely something you have to try when you get the chance!