There are some foods that define the Canadian culture, for example, ketchup chips, butter tarts, kraft dinner, maple syrup, peameal bacon, smarties, and the list goes on! Now, I’m getting hungry. The one that really stands out in my mind as being the “most Canadian,” is poutine. If for some reason you don’t know what that is; it’s mozzarella cheese over fries and then hot gravy is poured on top, which makes the cheese ooey and gooey. Yum. Lot’s of different varieties have expanded from the classic, like ‘pulled pork’ poutine:
Or ‘fried-onion’ poutine:
To celebrate our love for poutine, Toronto is hosting its first EVER Poutine Festival! The event will be held from May 24th to 27th in Yonge and Dundas Square. There will be NINE food trucks to choose from, serving over 50 different types of poutine! That’s a LOT of poutine. They will be inspired by cultures around the world and will probably be the craziest poutine you’ll ever find. We’ve read you can even find ‘bacon double cheeseburger’ poutine and ‘deep-fried cheese curd’ poutine.
You obviously don’t want to miss out on this FREE ENTRY event. You will have to pay for the individual poutines but I’m sure it’ll be worth every penny.
Find out more on their event page on Facebook.
Are you going to attend the Poutine Festival this Spring? Let us know in the comments.