Who invented the poutine?

Poutine: Canadian food trend in Wedding

Poutine - the trend food from Canada

Poutine is the absolute trend food in Canada. The fast food dish made from french fries, cheese curds, small, fresh pieces of cheese, and tasty gravy is absolutely popular in the north of America and it is hard to imagine living there without it. The dish was probably invented in Québec in the 1950s - but the exact location is still debated today. According to a poutine legend, a regular customer ordered the Le Café Ideal In the small town of Warwick there was once french fries with cheese curds, to which the owner responded with the words “Ça va faire une maudite poutine” (in English: “This is going to be a huge mess”) - but he still complied with his guest's request. To keep the dish warm, there was also a dash of gravy over the fries and cheese mix.

Whether this sweet story is true or is it just a legend? One does not know. But little by little, the poutine from Québec has spread across Canada and is now available in almost all restaurants in the country. Yes, even fast food chains insist on selling poutine. In the meantime, the trend dish is also being modified and, according to the greatest creativity, supplemented with other ingredients and sauces and newly combined.

Is the poutine now also conquering Berlin?

As we know, every trendy dish arrives in our hip and culinary Berlin at some point. Is it now time for the poutine too? The first signs are at least noticeable, because here and there we can treat ourselves to this incredibly delicious dish in the German capital. In Wedding, of all places, you can get hold of the Canadian delicacy. Namely in the popular restaurant bar Schraders. The french fries dish is made here with homemade gravy and cheese curds from a farmer's cheese dairy in Brandenburg. In addition to the original version, there are five other unusual versions. For example the variant Wedding style with french fries, cheese curds, haloumi, currywurst, gravy onions, curry dip and mayonnaise or the vegetarian option Greenhouse with french fries, vegetarian gravy, smoked tofu, vegan burger, salsa roja, guacamole, beetroot and walnut cream and coriander. Well, if that doesn't sound seductive!

Author: Christine Hierer, QIEZ.de

This article first appeared on in a longer form QIEZ.de

Poutine is also available very close to Wedding in the Arminiusmarkthalle in Moabit, at Poutine Kitchen