Pouding chômeur recipe plagiarized, chef Caroline Dumas alleges
Danny St-Pierre, guest on Radio-Canada's Médium Large program, accused of copying recipe for Quebec classic
A pouding chômeur is just plain cake with caramel in a bowl — until you put some raspberries in it. Then it's #PoudingChomeurGate.
The Twitter hashtag was sparked by a battle of words between chefs Caroline Dumas and Danny St-Pierre on Radio-Canada's Médium Large radio program on Wednesday.
The two chefs appeared together as guests on the program to discuss the creation of recipes, and all was well until the Quebec Depression-era classic dessert became the subject of conversation.
Dumas took issue with St-Pierre's apparent copy of her own pouding chômeur recipe.
"It's your pouding chômeur? It's word for word, Danny. Word for word," Dumas told Danny St-Pierre.
"Danny, you copy-pasted the recipe directly from the di Stasio website."
He responded by saying he didn't think it was possible to plagiarize a pouding chômeur recipe, and criticized Dumas for airing her allegation of plagiarism on the radio.
"It's great that we didn't talk before you brought this onto the radio like this. That's really classy," St-Pierre retaliated.