A man and a woman taste a poutine.

Poutine

Ah, poutine! Fries, cheese curds and gravy—an eternal favourite across Québec. The only source of dispute about poutine is its origins: some say the dish was invented in Warwick, others say it was first made in Drummondville. But everyone seems to agree that it first appeared in the late 1950s in the Centre-du-Québec region. There’s a poutine festival, songs about poutine and even books about poutine. You can order one at the tiniest snack counters and in fine restaurants in its most gastronomic forms. Poutine owns the hearts and stomachs of Québecers, and visitors just can’t leave without trying it. 

Photo: Frédéric Côté, photographer.