I got poutine!

Thanks to Larry Moran, I found poutine–right across the street from my hotel. It’s the first food I had all day, and boy, was it good! (This one had short ribs added to the fries, cheese curds, and gravy.) That’s a margarita in front of me: cultural appropriation!

Photo by Larry:

34 Comments

  1. Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Holy cow… excuse me, I need to go appropriate some curds and gravy.

  2. Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    I can almost smell it! Looks so good…

  3. Ed Collins
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    TO is a great , multicultural city. Eat well. 😎

  4. Peter
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Montana’s! I hadn’t even considered recommending that eatery, mostly because I think there are better sources of BBQ ribs. At any rate, welcome to Canada, and you do seem to be enjoying the poutine. I have never considered having a margarita with my fries. I will have to give that a go.

  5. Simon Hayward
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Margarita in a Mason jar? That’s those darned Canadians appropriating both a mexican drink and a southern redneck presentation. Someone needs to be offended 🙂

    Enjoy

    • Peter
      Posted June 2, 2017 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

      You can screw the lid back on to keep the black flies out.

      • dabertini
        Posted June 2, 2017 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

        Hey!!

      • dabertini
        Posted June 2, 2017 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

        PCC(e) must be fed.

    • Craw
      Posted June 2, 2017 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      As cultural appropriation goes it’s one of the best!

  6. Dawn Oz
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    We have multicultural eating in Australia, however I haven’t seen this one. Enjoy!

  7. Randy schenck
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Have to say, I have never heard of this. Learn something on the PCC site everyday.

    • Perluigi Ballabeni
      Posted June 3, 2017 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

      It the national dish of Québec. We have a few Québécois in French Switzerland and I know of couple of places in the city I live where you can eat poutine.

      • Perluigi Ballabeni
        Posted June 3, 2017 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

        Bye the way, Poutine is also the french spelling of Russian president’s name.

  8. Taskin
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Three cheers for Larry Moran!

  9. Vaal
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous, Jerry!

    Just a week ago I was feasting on Poutine at the famous La Banquise in Montreal.

    It was terrific, but in my experience the concept of Poutine tends to be more compelling than the eating experience. I love it for several bites, but it just becomes too much, too rich, to make it through the average plate. I’m a big eater, but even after ordering a regular (not a large) order of Poutine I left probably 1/2 of it on the plate.

    Won’t stop me from ordering it again though, I’m sure!

  10. finknottle
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Looks yum. Poutineville in Montreal is the best I’ve had, but that pic suggests Toronto might offer fare as good….

  11. Posted June 2, 2017 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    oh!

  12. Don Mackay
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    What on earth is poutine? Andhat is that stuff in the jar; looks like the glue for wall-paper hanging.

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted June 2, 2017 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

      @Don Mackay your eyes are fooling ya 🙂

      The glue appearance of the stuff in the jar is your eye’s interpretation of what is really a layer of floating ice cubes

      The main thing is it’s a posh tequila-based cocktail & it tastes marvellous [with & without the trimmings]

  13. Mark R.
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Still have never tried. I can taste it in my mind and know it would be something delicious, decadent, and a guilty pleasure to look forward to regretting the next day.

  14. W.Benson
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Good luck with the margarita.

  15. Heather Hastie
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Looks great! I gotta get me some of that one day! 😀

  16. rickflick
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Happiness is…

  17. Posted June 2, 2017 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Crazy

    I Lived in Winnipeg for 5 years and I’d never heard of it .. Miss Salisbury House tho – their chilli (with pork) was amazing – especially at 30 below! I assume it is a Quebecois dish (but don’t remember it even in St Boniface).

    • Craw
      Posted June 2, 2017 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

      Yes, it’s a Quebec dish, fries, cheese curds and gravy, but it has been appropriated disrespectfully to incorporate all manner of insulting variations. The best I ever had was sweet potato fries with vindaloo sauce and cheese curds. Take that Jacques Cartier!

    • darrelle
      Posted June 3, 2017 at 10:38 am | Permalink

      The cheese curds are very important. They have to be the firm kind that squeak with every bite. Not the soft squishy kind.

  18. jrhs
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    Darnit. Nobody told me about poutine when I visited Toronto last summer. I need more foodie friends.

    • Perluigi Ballabeni
      Posted June 3, 2017 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      Go to Montréal for it.

      • Posted June 5, 2017 at 11:54 am | Permalink

        As born-Montrealer, I tend to agree, but that’s likely to induce jihad …

  19. Posted June 3, 2017 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    On cultural appropriation, I remember a credible source (which I have since completely forgotten) claiming that Norman French introduced 500 food words into Old English. Presumably, before 1066 the Anglo-Saxons were eating grass and drinking water à la cholera.

    And if the French want to take back bacon, I’ll just be supporting hard Brexit (that’s a joke).

  20. Jeremy
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    “One hundred and eiiiighhh-ty!”

  21. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    I will never get used to the idea of reused clunky jars in place of a beautiful drink glass.

  22. Posted June 5, 2017 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Hm, “gentrified” poutine!


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