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#391784 - 04/08/13 08:18 PM Americans just can't get poutine right
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http://www.buzzfeed.com/henrygoldman/why-cant-americans-get-poutine-right

I concur. Nothing I've had in the States compares to the poutine that Tom, J.P., Scott, and I had in Toronto a few years back. (Was it really a few years ago, already?)
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#391790 - 04/08/13 10:36 PM Re: Americans just can't get poutine right [Re: pmbuko]
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That was a fun read. I know what I'm having for dinner tomorrow. There's re new(ish) poutinery in town that has an upscale Ottawa pedigree. My daughter raves about their poutine.

Damn, now I'm hungry.
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#391818 - 04/09/13 09:43 AM Re: Americans just can't get poutine right [Re: pmbuko]
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I make - what I've called for many years - poutine supreme. I thoroughly cover my potato slices with Cajun seasoning, then add veggies like peppers and onions before topping everything off with cheese and gravy. Yummy!
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#391819 - 04/09/13 10:02 AM Re: Americans just can't get poutine right [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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I believe the article's author would say NO to that.


But it sounds good. smile
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#391823 - 04/09/13 11:00 AM Re: Americans just can't get poutine right [Re: pmbuko]
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Eh, he's Canadian, he's earned it. That's the author's premise.

Now I'm hungry, and honestly, poutine has always sounded like something I don't want to eat.
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#391825 - 04/09/13 11:59 AM Re: Americans just can't get poutine right [Re: pmbuko]
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Ken, you arrived to Churchkey too late to enjoy the "disco fries" that Tom and I shared last month. American poutine, and therefore bad, if you believe this author.

I thought that they were not bad, but the ones Peter referenced above were definitely better.
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#391827 - 04/09/13 01:00 PM Re: Americans just can't get poutine right [Re: pmbuko]
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The Disco Fries were a pale imitation.

Fred, I love "poutinery". That's classic.

Ever since Toronto, I've been saying that Poutine should be served everywhere. When done right, it's up there with beer-candied-bacon on the list of Nature's Perfect Foods.

I'm reposting that article everywhere later today.
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#391829 - 04/09/13 01:19 PM Re: Americans just can't get poutine right [Re: pmbuko]
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Tom,

I remembered you talking about seeking your true calling. I have a suggestion: poutinier = specialty poutine chef.

You could open a poutinerie after you have completed a lengthy training process, typically an apprenticeship, and passed a written examination and certification.

Fred will train you, right, Fred?
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#391831 - 04/09/13 01:53 PM Re: Americans just can't get poutine right [Re: pmbuko]
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Americans can't get it right because we can't pronounce that darned stuff.

"Routine" but with a 'P'?
"Po-ew-teen"?
I could go on, but that would just add to the confusion.
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#391832 - 04/09/13 02:19 PM Re: Americans just can't get poutine right [Re: pmbuko]
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It's not the first?
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