Poutine is the greatest thing known to man. I’m serious. First bite and you are hooked. Its like a ménage-a-trois on your tongue – fries, gravy, and cheese curds doing sweet dirty dancing inside your mouth.
(Scroll down to see the video of my first poutine, but not in front of the kids. Words not for their ears may have spurt forth from my mouth, ok.)
I’m also pretty sure that whoever invented poutine was either frat-girl drunk or stoned out of their gourd, and went “Hey, what in my cupboard can I throw together”, because seriously…what sober person would ever think of putting fries, brown gravy, and cheese curds together?
If someone hasn’t erected a giant statue of the inventor of poutine yet, you better get on that Canada. This person should be revered as a god!
ALL HAIL THE POUTINE GOD!
But really, where did this poutine come from?
According to my extensive research (aka: Googling “Where does poutine come from”?), I have discovered that it appeared into existence in 1950’s rural Quebec. But other than that, its a mystery, but a couple different theories float around:
One theory claims Fernand Lachance, owner of the restaurant L’Ideal in Warwick, Quebec, claims to have invented the first poutine. Supposedly a customer asked him to put cheese curds on fries. The gravy was added at a later time.
Another town, Drumondville also claims to be where poutine was invented. They say Jean-Paul Roy, from the restaurant Le Roy Jucep, claims to have invented poutine WITH the gravy. This restaurant still stands and offers poutine.
There are also a few other places that try to claim poutine, but these above 2 seem to be the most popular theories, and somewhat of beloved rivals.
There is also many poutine variations now, with toppings like chili, lobster, peas..but poutine in its simplicity is just 3 ingredients. Three orgasmically delicious ingredients that come together to have an orgy with your mouth in every bite.
It is so good you don’t even care about the 1000 plus calories per serving…and guys like big bootys anyway.
About Dani Blanchette
I am a freelance travel and music photographer and creator of GoingNomadic.com.
I love music, food, and exploring cities without guidebooks. I’ve flown a helicopter, hitchhiked down the east coast USA, and once snuck into the back of a zoo (in Serbia) and pet a lion.
I am always up for an adventure, and sometimes I videotape them.