Travel Photo of the Day: Poutine

Staff Writer
There’s a poutine for every taste

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Traditional poutine is topped with cheese curds.

Perhaps no visit to Canada (Montreal, in particular) is complete without a taste of poutine, or the infamous french fry dish that’s traditionally topped with gravy and cheese curds.

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It may not surprise you to learn that the original meaning of the word "poutine" is Acadian slang for a "mushy mess." As with any iconic dish, there are purists who suggest that there’s only one right way to make poutine, but also like any iconic dish, there are variations.

There are poutine burgers, poutine gnocchi, poutine pizza, curried poutine, potato skin poutine, poutine with a fried egg, poutine with lobster, and even poutine garnished with bacon.

In sum, it’s safe to say that there’s probably a poutine for every taste.

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