As we have said before, men think about sex an average of 72 times per day. As part of our program to try to focus on a few other things, let’s look at how we treat our Canadian neighbors. Most of us don’t even know who their Prime Minister is. Click here to find out who he is and see his 9/11speech:
We also don’t understand their cuisine. In a recent post (“Canadian Cuisine – Oxymoron or Not” Sept. 9, 2011), we poked fun at Poutine, one of their national dishes – a Quebecois concoction of French fries, cheese curds and gravy. The Canadians describe the dish as a “heart-stopper”, which I actually thought that was a tall busty blonde in high heels until they corrected me.
We also received a number of comments on American cuisine, which I should have expected – most are unprintable and probably from people who have been playing too much hockey. Anyway, we decided to delve further and keyed in “Poutine” on Google Images. In 0.8 sec. we had 626,000 results! Wow, this thing is bigger than we thought. It turns out that that our friends to the north don’t stop with the standard fare – they add all sorts of things. Two of my favorites are shown below, Poutine with Fried Egg and Sweet Potato Poutine with Cheese Curds, Gravy and LOBSTER!
If you want to see a great short video about making Poutine, go to the following:
We will be travelling to Canada in October and will prepare this dish en situ with our Canadian friends.
Categories: Canadian Cuisine