Poutine has gone from rural Quebec delicacy to national icon. Here's where it all started
And remember: the cheese needs to be squeaky.
Poutine, a gooey, gut-busting dish once enjoyed only in La belle province, has become a global favourite. Invented in rural Quebec in the mid-'50s, the combination of crisp fries, salty gravy and fresh cheese curds has become a national symbol — with everyone putting their own spin on it.
Although the exact origin of poutine is hotly debated, Charles-Alexandre Théorêt, author of Maudite Poutine!, has narrowed the search to two Quebec cities: Warwick and Drummondville.
Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he learns how this regional favourite became an iconic Canadian dish.