We happened upon Toronto's first poutine fest in Dundas Square on Saturday.
Don't know what poutine looks like?
It's deliciousness itself! I know, Anne in Oxford doesn't like it...
Fries (chips) cheese curds, they must be squeaky, and good gravy.
The dish emerged in the 1950s in Quebec.
The Dictionnaire historique mentions the possibility that the form poutine is simply a gallicization of the word pudding. However, it considers it more likely that it was inherited from regional languages spoken in France, and that some of its meanings resulted from the later influence of the similar-sounding English word pudding. It cites the Provençal forms poutingo "bad stew" and poutité "hodgepodge" or "crushed fruit or foods"; poutringo "mixture of various things" in Languedocien; and poutringue or potringa "bad stew" in Franche-Comté as possibly related to poutine. The meaning "fries with cheese and gravy" of poutine is among those held as probably unrelated to pudding, provided the latter view is correct.
According to Merriam-Webster, a popular etymology is that poutine is from a Québécois slang word meaning "mess".
Photo form 2017 in Wawa ON
There was every type of poutine imaginable.
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