Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quebec’s accidental delicacy

Over the weekend, the Globe and Mail ran this article about poutine and its link with haute cuisine. To read more, click here.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Best Poutine in the Region

Pierre Lemieux is my Member of Parliament, representing Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. Pierre visited La fritterie Miss Alfred (in Alfred, Ontario) to congratulate Suzanne and Jacques Villeneuve on having won the prestigious “Best Poutine in the Region” award. He ordered a poutine and it was immediately evident why they won! He also enjoyed some delicious home-made pea-soup and chocolate cake.

Off Manhattan Poutine

Here's what a site called Off Manhattan had to say about poutine:
Poutine—a greasy bechamel of fries slathered in gravy and cheese curds—is about as easy for an American to dismiss as curling or ice hockey. It’s just the type of handiwork we’d expect of the country that took our ham and called it their bacon.
Except that they were right: Canadian bacon does sound way cooler than ham; hockey is like a bloodier, faster soccer; and poutine? Well, it sort of tastes like Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July decided to throw a joint party in your mouth. Which is convenient, because poutine goes really well with beer.

Turns out there are a smattering of places in and around New York that offer this unofficial national dish of our neighbor to the north. Here’s a list of four delicious Canadian spots to whet your poutine appetite.
To see the entire list, click here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kal's Chip Stand

This poutine review is courtesy of Jennifer and her son Josh from Prescott, Ontario

Living in Prescott, Ontario, it's hard to find poutine, let alone a good one. But a few days ago, we discovered an unassuming chip stand called Kal's. My son and I happened to be shopping at Giant Tiger around lunchtime and Kal's was parked right beside it. So we decided to give it a try.

Their small poutine was absolutely enormous!

We decided to share a small poutine. Very reasonable at $4.50!

The fries were hot and crisp, the sauce tasty and not at all salty, and the curds went ALL the way to the bottom of the styrofoam cup which kept everything hot to the very last bite. The curds even squeaked! We agreed that if there was a "perfect" poutine eating experience this was it. 5 curds out of 5 curds!

Thanks Jen and Josh. Kal's sounds like a keeper!

Kal's Chip Stand is parking lot of the Giant Tiger, Prescott, Ontario.
Open seasonally.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Poutine in Punta Cana

These clever young Canadians figured out how to make poutine in the Dominican Republic. You know what it's like when you have a craving...