How poutine went from rural delicacy to national icon
With La Poutine Week coming, CBC host Nadia Kidwai and Radio-Canada's Samuel Rancourt dig into the dish
As we come up on almost one year of COVID-19 pandemic-inspired physical distancing, many Canadians may feel that their life has been reduced to a B-movie comedy, reliving the same moments over and over, all the while disconnected from the outside world.
Staying in, however, presents an opportunity to connect with our neighbours and learn a little more about our vast country and its quirks — including a rich French heritage and its fusion with an ever-evolving Canada.
As part of a mini-series on CBC Manitoba's Weekend Morning Show called "The Franco-Beat," host Nadia Kidwai and Radio-Canada host and producer Samuel Rancourt explore the humble origins of Canada's most identifiable dish: poutine.
They consider not only traditional ingredients but regional specialities as well. They also explore a traditional Acadian dish, also named poutine, which predates the famous Québécois staple.
Other stories in the Franco-Beat mini-series: