Poutine: Thick-cut french fries deep-fried to a crispy golden brown color and a handful of fresh cheese curds that has been smothered in rich brown gravy is a snack that is often looked down upon by most people, until they try it of course.
Even my husband scoffed when I mentioned this French Canadian side dish which comes loaded with flavor (and calories). He ate his words after his first bite and gained five pounds from having poutine every day on our first trip home to Canada together.
In my hometown of Carleton Place, poutine can be found on any restaurant menu, and if the urge for poutine should hit while you’re driving, you’ll also find plenty of chip trucks and chip shops in the vicinity to meet your snack attack.
Poutine is one of the things I look forward to eating when I come home, and this year, I had the added pleasure of introducing two British friends to the wonderful world of poutine.
My favorite chip shop is Woody’s on Highway 7 on the way to Perth. People come from miles around for the poutine, and when I told the owner that they’re most recent guests had recently come from England and Taiwan, they were suitably impressed.
My wanderfood adventures have taken me to the other side of the world in the Great White North this summer. If you’re interested in reading more global foodie tales, stop by Wanderfood Wednesday over at Wanderlust and Lipstick.