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Citizenship Week 2013: The McIntosh Apple And The History Of Poutine
October 26, 2013
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To mark Citizenship Week, we've been digging through the archives to bring you surprising and unexpected stories about this great country. Today, two food-related tales: one of the country's finest fruit discoveries and yes, the story of poutine. Let's go.

Kathleen Robertson on the McIntosh Apple

Where was the McIntosh apple first discovered? Why Ontario, of course. Boss star Kathleen Robertson tells the story of the man who discovered and promoted it.

Chuck Hughes on Poutine

French fries served with gravy and cheese curds is a uniquely Quebecois — and now, Canadian — dish, but where did the word "poutine" come from? Montreal celebrity chef Chuck Hughes has the answer.


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