Poutine, Canada

poutine

Poutine, Canada

Poutine, Canada

This traditional Quebecois dish is made with French fries, brown gravy and cheese curds. In the not-so-distant past, celebrities and public officials would sometimes hide their passion for poutine because of its working-class origins. But its popularity is on the rise, and these days chefs are adding meat, caramelized onions and other twists to this famous, gluttonous dish.

While you may think you've seen fries and brown gravy before -- New Jersey and your disco fries, I'm looking at you -- you haven't had poutine until you've had those fries and brown gravy with squeaky cheese curds. Squeaky, you ask? If the curds squeak as you chow down, it's a sure sign that they are the freshest curds.

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