Poutine is a diner staple which originated in Quebec and can now be found across Canada. In the basic recipe for poutine, French fries are topped with fresh cheese curds, and covered with brown gravy or sauce. The French fries are of medium thickness, and fried so that the inside stays soft, while the outside is deliciously crunchy.

The dish originated in rural Quebec, Canada, in the late 1950s. The word poutine in the meaning “fries with cheese and gravy” is dated to 1978. Other senses of the word have been in use at least since 1810.

While the exact provenance of the word poutine is uncertain, some of its meanings undoubtedly result at least in part from the influence of the English word pudding. – Courtesy Wikipedia


This Montreal Style hot dog is one of several variations of hot dogs served as a fast food staple at restaurants and diners in Montreal and other parts of Quebec. Similarities exist with the hot dog culture of Chicago and New York City.

The steamé (or stimé) hotdog, nicknamed in English as a ‘steamie’, is cooked with a steamer, served on a top-loading bun and is traditionally topped with mustard, chopped onion, and sauerkraut. Variations include fresh coleslaw or chopped cabbage used instead of sauerkraut.

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