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The dish originated in the Centre-du-Québec area in the late 1950s. A common source for the founding of poutine comes from Drummondville. A restaurant in this town called Le Roy Jucep has registered a trademark which states that “The Roy Jucep” invented poutine. Jean-Paul Roy, owner of this restaurant in 1964, served the poutine as we know it today “fried potatoes, cheese and sauce”.
One often-cited tale is that of Warwick restaurateur Fernand Lachance of Le Café Ideal, who is said in 1957 to have exclaimed, “ça va faire une maudite poutine! It will make a damn mess! Eddy Lainesse to put a handful of cheese curds on some french fries, hence the name. Another legend is that the birth of poutine took place in Princeville at the restaurant La Petite Vache. While the exact provenance of the word poutine is uncertain, some attribute it to the English word pudding. English pudding, is in fact a synonym in this sense.
The Dictionnaire historique mentions the possibility that the form poutine is simply a gallicization of the word pudding. According to Merriam-Webster, a popular etymology is that poutine is from a Québécois slang word meaning “mess”. La Banquise in Montreal serves twenty-five different varieties of poutine. In the basic recipe for poutine, French fries are covered with fresh cheese curds, and topped with brown gravy.
Cheese curds: Fresh cheese curds are used to give the desired texture. The curd size varies as does the amount used. Brown gravy: Traditionally a light and thin chicken, veal, or turkey gravy, somewhat salty and mildly spiced with a hint of pepper, or a sauce brune which is a combination of beef and chicken stock, a variant originating in Quebec. The gravy should be substantial, but still thin enough to easily filter down into the mass of fries and cheese curds. Heavy beef- or pork-based brown gravies are rarely used. To maintain the texture of the fries, the cheese curd and gravy are added immediately prior to serving the dish. The hot gravy is usually poured over the room-temperature cheese curds, so that the cheese is warmed without completely melting.
Poutine made with thick beef gravy on French fried potatoes with fresh cheese curds, a style commonly found outside Quebec. There are many variations of poutine. Some restaurants offer poutine with such toppings as sausage, chicken, bacon, brisket or Montreal-style smoked meat. Some poutineries even boast dozens of variations of poutine. Sweet potato has been used to be a healthy alternative to french fries. The idea of adding dietary fiber and vitamins to this classic dish is widely endorsed by the public. Crinkle-cut fries may be used as well.
Poutine is found in northern border regions of the United States such as New England, the Northeastern United States, the Pacific Northwest and the Upper Midwest. A cultural marker, poutine has long been Quebec’s adored junk food before spreading out across the rest of Canada and the United States. It is said to be “the perfect thing after a night of drinking”. Poutine served as a comfort food for the local community after the Lac-Megantic derailment. Three varieties are offered at the Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot Center’s Canada pavilion. In May 2014, the word “poutine” was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary of the English language. In 2007, the CBC declared the outcome of an online survey on the greatest Canadian inventions of all time.
Poutine has been a highlight of the London, UK, “Canada Day” celebrations in Trafalgar Square for several years. However, poutine has since made inroads into proper culinary circles, challenging its junk food status. Canadian company but now based in the USA, created a poutine-flavored limited-edition soft drink, which got international pop culture attention. In 2014, bacon-poutine was one of four flavours selected as a finalist in the Lay’s Canada ‘Do Us A Flavour’ potato chip contest, although it did not win that competition. Smoke’s Poutinerie sponsors a world poutine eating championship, and also a cross-Canada poutine eating tour. Montreal hosts a competitive “La Poutine Week” every year in February.
Members of the public can download an app in order to rate the poutines they have tried. Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Calgary, Quebec City, Sherbrooke and others similarly hold their own weeks. The social status of poutine has dramatically evolved since its origin in rural Quebec in the 1950s. The dish was long mocked as a culinary invention and even used as a means of stigmatization used against the Quebec society to reduce its legitimacy. While the first generations that suffered from the poutine stigma opted to disidentify with the dish, Quebec youth has recently been operating a reappropriation of poutine to positively revalue the dish as a symbol of Quebecois cultural pride. Today, the dish is celebrated in many annual poutine festivals in Quebec, the rest of Canada, and in the United States.
The evolution of the different symbols associated with poutine were first studied by Charles-Alexandre Théorêt in Maudite Poutine! Théorêt revisited many of these stigmas in an interview given at Tout le monde en parle on 11 November 2007. As poutine gained popularity outside Quebec provincial borders in the mid-2000s, the dish gradually stopped being mocked and was eventually introduced into the popular discourse and symbol of Canadian nationalism. Today, the dish is often presented as being of Canadian cuisine, even as Canada’s national dish. Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, had a Canadian lunch with Justin Trudeau on June 16, 2017, where they ate hotdogs and poutine. Cuizine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures. Many lay claim to inventing poutine, but who was the first to combine fries, curds and gravy on a menu?
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