Poutine was invented in rural Quebec, but in recent years it has become available throughout Canada and in parts of the United States.
Poutine is a dish consisting of french fries and fresh cheese curds, covered in brown gravy or other sauces, and a variety of specialized toppings.
If your first response to poutine is one of bewilderment, then you have not tried our delicious combination of flavours. However, you will be eating it soon as its popularity is taking off throughout the United States.
Originally made popular as a late-night bite, this rapidly expanding food has gone mainstream with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night variations of the tasty dish.
In fact, many national franchise chains in Canada have added poutine to their primary menus, and both U.S. and Canadian chefs with international reputations have begun to create their own gourmet varieties.
This rapid growth in popularity prompted The New Yorker magazine to raise the question “Has Poutine become the unofficial national food of Canada?”