Canada’s been in the news a bit lately (and that’s all I’m going to say about that… this is the Night Owl. Contemporary politics are for the open thread comment section, not the story side.) and it’s helped raise awareness of our neighbors to the north.
In this case, it’s raised awareness of poutine. If you’re unfamiliar, it seems like the natural competitor to nachos in an “ultimate bar foods” war. Poutine is freshly made french fries, covered with cheese curds and brown gravy. Much as with nachos, the dish is often given additions of foods which work well with the base. Considering that the base is cheese, potato and gravy, many ingredients work well with it.
It’s also raised some awareness of the upcoming Canadian Thanksgiving Day. It predates the American celebration of the holiday, and is held in early October – this year, on October 8th. In the tradition of good neighbors, however, the United States and Canada have shared some aspects of their respective holidays, and Canadian Thanksgiving meals have for centuries typically included turkey, stuffing, cranberries and more.
So, in the natural progression of things… Thanksgiving poutine. It’s a thing.
In Canada’s largest chain of poutineries, Smoke’s, they have once again begun their yearly selling of Thanksgiving poutine, which is a standard poutine topped with turkey, dressing, peas and cranberry sauce.
Someone from Canada (or who lives near one of the four Smoke’s in the U.S., two of which are in hockey arenas) will have to tell me whether or not to thank them for this.
Okay, thanks, Pamela, but I don’t know who you are or what your tastes are like. I just couldn’t find anyone else crazy or bored enough to review Thanksgiving poutine on Youtube.
Anyway, if anyone OTHER than Pamela wants to give me a review, I’m curious to hear it.
Question of the night: what’s your favorite potato dish?