Poutine, Canada’s Gut-Warming Mess

Not that long ago, Americans didn’t know what poutine was and if they did know, the reaction was simple: “That sounds gross.” It does sound gross—a pile of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, a dish that defies garnish and prettification and seems to have been invented as a cold person’s desperate need for as many hot calories as could be consumed at once. Or maybe it started as a Quebecois dare.poutine

Actually, maybe all that is true. Nevertheless, Utahns have fallen in love with poutine and lots of different restaurants serve their own versions of it.

The one pictured here is from Avenues Proper. 376 8th Avenue., SLC, 385-227-8628

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Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Maloufhttps://www.saltlakemagazine.com/
Mary Brown Malouf is the late Executive Editor of Salt Lake magazine and Utah's expert on local food and dining. She still does not, however, know how to make a decent cup of coffee.

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