The Problematic Politics of Poutine

Poutine has been gaining popularity over the past few years, not just in Canada but in the United States, too. In Quebec, there are some poutine rumblings – and not of the stomach – that caught the attention of The New York Times, resulting in this recent article about the culturally charged dish. For years the Quebecois…

Poutine: The New Nachos?

Are you a poutine eater? If you’re from Canada, you almost certainly are. But poutine is spreading across the States, one plate at a time. What is poutine? Poutine is simply french fries, served with melting cheese curds and gravy on top. It’s a fast food favorite, and we compared it to disco fries (a diner…

Poutine or Disco Fries?

Poutine – that Canadian dish of exquisite perfection – is getting a lot of attention these days. This simple dish is nothing but french fries covered in a special gravy and topped with cheese curds.  But, oh, what a winning combination! Food bloggers swoon over poutine and post photos all over the internet (go ahead,…