Monday, March 7, 2011

are you familiar with...

poutine?
actually vegan poutine to be exact. soooo yummy.

On Saturday our friends took us to an awesome place in Toronto called Poutini's for some vegan poutine. It was super delicious. I think we will try to recreate it at home sometime soon.
                                            
Do you have poutine wherever you live? Apparently it is a very Canadian thing; it originated in Quebec.

talk to you soon!
love, elycia

33 comments:

  1. American's don't know what they are! Haha. Also people argue over how it is pronounced. Like Pou-tin or Pou-teen. haha, if that makes sense!

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  2. Yum! I actually don't like gravy... at all... so I drench mine in ketchup. Haha. SO GOOD!!!

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  3. he he - my hubby is Bulgarian, and lived in the Us for years and years, and I had to explain the greatness of poutine to him! lol. He still doesn't quite get/love them, but I'm a fan. Om nom. :) That looks delish!

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  4. It's definitely a Canadian thing. I've never liked it though.
    Fries = good. Cheese = good. Gravy = good.
    Cheese + gravy = ewwwwww??!!

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  5. It's not really a thing in the states. But I am Canadian {living in the states} and I LOVE it. Best thing EVER. That is one thing I wish I could find down here!

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  6. I have memories of lining up in the high school cafeteria to get poutine. They ran out so quick. It's been ages since I've had it, but daaayum it's good.

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  7. I've never heard of it...but now I want it!! I can't believe it's vegan! That's amazing!!

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  8. poutine is the reason i don't fit into my jeans! the best poutine is definitely in quebec, but it's everywhere here too (ontario!)

    as if you were in toronto... so close to ME! (sort of)

    xx

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  9. What is it exactly? Haha Never heard of it =)

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  10. Australian here - never heard of it, it looks kind of gross but I'm willing to try it!

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  11. I luuuuuuuuuuuuv poutine!
    Yummmo!

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  12. oh my nut. I could live on Poutine. so dang good.

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  13. Do I know Poutine- Yes! In fact I lived off of it in college (at Western in London) and eat it whenever we're back in T.O.
    Sadly living in the US there are not many in the know although in our town they do serve it in a couple of fancy contemporary restaurants-
    I wrote a post about Poutine here:

    http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2009/08/poutine.html

    And we make it at home ever few months-

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  14. i actually was not a huge poutine fan (i don't like gravy). but vegan poutine is a different story. i like veggie based gravies for some reason.

    michelle, outside the restaurant there was a sign that said 'om nom nom', hahaha.

    elle, i didn't realize you were close to toronto. i'm not very observant! that's awesome!

    arrin, it is fries with gravy and cheese curds. but this vegan version uses daiya cheese which makes it super delicious. my friends have had the non vegan one from this place and they said the vegan one was better!

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  15. I've had vegan poutine in Portland, Oregon at the Potato Champion food cart. The first time I ever had poutine! Good stuff!

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  16. I didn't know what it was until now..it sounds delicious!

    La

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  17. Never heard nor tasted of it but it looks delish!! =) xo.

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  18. Poutine! It's not a common thing here in the States but I have been to a restaurant that carried it on their menu. Sadly, I couldn't eat it.

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  20. I've always been so surprised when people don't know what poutine is. I love the look on their face when I tell them that it's cheese curds with gravy on top of french fries. They always look at me like I'm crazy, and then once they try it, they're always like OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD. lol

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  21. I too have had poutine at potato champion in portland...delish! since then i dream about eating more of it!

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  22. I'd eat this vegan poutine everyday if I could. Delicious!

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  23. I've always wanted to try it but being that I'm in Ohio and no one else seems to know what it is I suppose I'll have to wait until my next trip to Canada!

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  24. HAHAHAHA my husband is in the kitchen cooking some up (as it is fat Tuesday and all) the easiest thing to do is buy a bad of frozen fries and whip up some vegetarian/vegan gravy and some soy cheese. UH YUM!

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  25. I have never heard of that place but it looks AMAZING!

    cheers
    Missy
    http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/

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  26. My mom and I were just talking about these! We even bought the stuff to make it. I've never had it before, but my mom has and she loves it. i hope ours turns out as good as the one you had! xx

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  27. Never heard of it, but I'd love to try it :)

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  28. o__o

    I LOVE poutine. I first tried it in Quebec and even though the combination seemed weird at first, I was immediately hooked!

    It's definitely not common, if it's even existent, in America. But that doesn't mean I don't try making my own...yum.

    I love that you posted about this! :)
    Ahh, I'm a-hankerin' for some of that gravy-rich goodness now.

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  29. No idea what it is!

    However, I have heard of it. But that's only because when I had a Tumblr I was friends with a girl who's also from Canada. I should have asked her what it was.

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  30. Dear God I miss poutine! When we lived in Canada, we'd eat it at least 3 times a week....hmmm probs a little too much, considering when we got home we both lost about 10kg!

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  31. One of the MOST Canadan things you can eat! Love me some Poutine!

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