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Poutine (Canada’s official national dish)

In honour of Canada turning 150 years old, let’s take a look at the country’s official national dish. Canadians are so in love with poutine that “poutineries,” restaurants that exclusively serve poutines are real. There are numerous gourmet versions on the menu with lobster and foie gras atop the standard Canadian dish. Poutines are a simple dish. Take some fries, throw some gravy on top and toss on some cheese curds. If you want it to be an official poutine, use Quebec cheese curds. Voila. Poutines originated in the province of Quebec in the 1950s and it wasn’t long before the dish stormed across to both the West and East Coast to become one of Canada’s most beloved dishes. The word “poutine” is thought to derive from the English word “pudding.”