Saturday, August 25, 2007

Poutinalicious

Here you see Poutine Americano and Poutine Galvaude. Dan and I enjoyed these last month on our jaunt to the country. They really should give you some rolaids with every order.

Interesting things from the Wikipedia entry on poutine.

* The word poutine, or "mess" colloquially, was not used for this dish before 1978.

* In New York city, you can find a similar dish called "disco fries".

* It's possible the word originally came from the English "pudding".

* It's pronounced exactly as the president of Russia pronounces his last name.

* The largest poutine ever assembled was in Dundas square in Toronto in 2004. 808 pounds.

Blogger keeps informing me that poutine is misspelled, which is interesting because it's not.

21 comments:

bardelf said...

Poutine is wickedly delicious, and I agree with you that it should come with an antacid.

dan said...

It's good with ketchup !!

Ed said...

I ate a bunch of food at Thanksgiving last year and got sick on the floor, it looked just like that.

Fatinah said...

mmmmmm, poutine! nothing better! although, I'm a purist - nothing but fries, curds & gravy for me!!

TigerYogi said...

Blogger thinks that "blog" is a misspelling! :)

Chunks said...

If we all keep eating poutines, we will weigh 808 pounds too! :)

(About 12 years with no coffee table. Hard to imagine, isn't it?)

GayProf said...

I would kill for some poutine. It is a good thing that I don't live in Canada, for I really would be the 808 lbs that Chunks mentioned.

Cameron said...

Wow, that's a sh**-load of mashed potatoes!!!

I tried poutine in Alberta (?!) last summer, but then it kept coming back to remind me how much I "enjoyed" it all day, so it turned out to be NOT so enjoyable.

Dantallion said...

Heart attack in a bowl, that.

I'll only treat myself once every few months or so.

Maurice said...

I'll take that kind of poutine over the Acadians' poutine râpée, which consists of a hunk of salted pork in the middle of boiled ball of potato starch, to be eaten with vinegar or brown sugar or molasses -- probably to make up for the blandness of it all.

Cooper said...

Have you ever tried making poutine yourself? I think I might. As it's a Quebec/ east coast thing, it's not that easy to find here.

mare said...

Another tidbit: The inventor of Poutine died this month. More (in French).

dawn said...

That looks so gross that it might just be amazing.

TJ said...

As they say "don't knock it 'til ya tried it". I ain't tried it so, not gonna knock it. It does look interesting to say the least.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I love that kind of food.

David said...

Had it once and loved it. I have a recipe now but have never attempted it.

Jason said...

You should do a post on the whole steamed hot dogs with coleslaw thing too.

Mark in DE said...

I read an uncomfirmed story that the 808 pound poutine was dropped by helicopter onto the roof of the Dundas Square Ritz hotel, which gave new meaning to the song "Poutine on the Ritz".

Patricia said...

uhmm is there a language where the word "poutine" means "looks disgusting, but okay, maybe tastes good"?

Thom said...

I'm with Fatinah - none of that added shit in my poutine. Maybe a poutine italienne every now and then, but peas? Ground beef? Cut-up hot dogs?

Dites "non" !

pouletsecret said...

The addition of petits poids to poutine is the greatest invention since sliced bread (or perhaps since the combination of fries, sauce brune and cheese curds).
Don't be a hater. Try it. It's amazing.