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(Sun News Network)   Canadians compete in poutine-eating competition in order to build up fat for the cold winter months ahead   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 41
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2012-10-14 12:13:40 PM
Ah, I remember the poutine and pepsi derby at my old high school. You had to eat poutine, run the length of the mall to the pepsi stand, chug the pepsi, run back again, etc, etc. In retrospect, I'm surprised nobody died.
 
2012-10-14 02:03:10 PM
God Is My Co-Pirate: Ah, I remember the poutine and pepsi derby at my old high school. You had to eat poutine, run the length of the mall to the pepsi stand, chug the pepsi, run back again, etc, etc. In retrospect, I'm surprised nobody died.

Was Robin sparkles doing her lets go to the mall while this was going on?
 
2012-10-14 02:04:50 PM
Ha! Not in Quebec.
 
2012-10-14 02:13:29 PM
Two years ago My wife and I spent three weeks in Quebec city, Montreal, and Toronto. Eastern Canada is a truly awesome place.

Je Me Souviens La Belle Poutine.
 
2012-10-14 02:14:48 PM
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Bleh, but what would you expect when eating something smothered with gravy?
 
2012-10-14 02:16:32 PM

jprogram: [www.sunnewsnetwork.ca image 431x242]
Bleh, but what would you expect when eating something smothered with gravy?


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2012-10-14 02:20:10 PM
...Americans already prepared for the next ice age.
 
2012-10-14 02:23:25 PM
sad to see our Canadian neighbors acting like american pigs. i thought better of you folks. i really did.
 
2012-10-14 02:24:52 PM
I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.
 
2012-10-14 02:26:50 PM

iron_city_ap: I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.


Agreed. Americans love fries, Americans love gravy, Americans love cheese... but put them together and suddenly it's unpalatable? Feh.
 
2012-10-14 02:26:58 PM

KrispyKritter: sad to see our Canadian neighbors acting like american pigs. i thought better of you folks. i really did.


You'd be mistaken.
 
2012-10-14 02:28:37 PM

iron_city_ap: I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.


maybe if they created "Poutine stations" that could be accessed with a motorized trolley.
 
2012-10-14 02:34:10 PM

GreatPenguin: iron_city_ap: I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.

Agreed. Americans love fries, Americans love gravy, Americans love cheese... but put them together and suddenly it's unpalatable? Feh.


My wife just went on a diet. I might just need to make myself some for dinner.
 
2012-10-14 02:35:15 PM
My math sucks but did Chestnut eat 9 1/2 lbs.? That's unbelievable!
 
2012-10-14 02:42:00 PM
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2012-10-14 02:57:50 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: jprogram: [www.sunnewsnetwork.ca image 431x242]
Bleh, but what would you expect when eating something smothered with gravy?

[dingo.care2.com image 369x246]


That does not stop me from eating at KFC! *eats a KFC drumstick*
 
2012-10-14 03:00:37 PM
Poutine can't be that bad for you. Fernand Lachance, the purported inventor of poutine, lived to the age of 86 and he wasn't fat.
 
2012-10-14 03:08:03 PM

GreatPenguin: iron_city_ap: I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.

Agreed. Americans love fries, Americans love gravy, Americans love cheese... but put them together and suddenly it's unpalatable? Feh.


It's because you don't have real cheese curds to make really good poutine. When they are fresh of the day it squishes in your mouth, which is way better than it sounds, there was a cheese maker using the slogan: "the cheese that makes squish squish"


www.plaisirslaitiers.ca 

/what real curds look like
//hot
//
 
2012-10-14 03:14:33 PM

flamiard: GreatPenguin: iron_city_ap: I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.

Agreed. Americans love fries, Americans love gravy, Americans love cheese... but put them together and suddenly it's unpalatable? Feh.

It's because you don't have real cheese curds to make really good poutine. When they are fresh of the day it squishes in your mouth, which is way better than it sounds, there was a cheese maker using the slogan: "the cheese that makes squish squish"


 

/what real curds look like
//hot
//


The state of Wisconsin would like a word...
 
2012-10-14 03:17:05 PM

iron_city_ap: flamiard: GreatPenguin: iron_city_ap: I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.

Agreed. Americans love fries, Americans love gravy, Americans love cheese... but put them together and suddenly it's unpalatable? Feh.

It's because you don't have real cheese curds to make really good poutine. When they are fresh of the day it squishes in your mouth, which is way better than it sounds, there was a cheese maker using the slogan: "the cheese that makes squish squish"

what real curds look like
//hot

The state of Wisconsin would like a word...


I guess I may have jumped the boat on this one. Never saw anything like what's made here anyplace else, hope theirs are squishy too!
 
2012-10-14 03:24:44 PM

KrispyKritter: sad to see our Canadian neighbors acting like american pigs. i thought better of you folks. i really did.


If it makes you feel better, the article does state that only 2 of the 15 competitors "from all around North America" were actually Canadian.
 
2012-10-14 03:27:19 PM
There is a French-canadian breakfast place by me Chez Vachon, They do a Poutine challenge. 5lbs 1 hr. I got through the first quarter of it feeling pretty good about only taking 5 minutes. The next Pound and a quarter took fifteen minutes and I couldn't go any further. So I finished about half of it in about 20 minutes, And that gravy is SALTY.

/csb
 
2012-10-14 03:30:39 PM
What do they do afterwards? Do they digest or purge?
Videos of people vomiting such large quantities of food could be ... fun?
 
2012-10-14 03:45:59 PM
I find it strange that this "championship" and this "poutine" is in TORONTO. There is nothing good about Toronto poutine.

The only real poutine is in Quebec. With VERY few exceptions.

/some of those "authentic" TO joints use mozzarella. *shudder*
 
2012-10-14 04:01:52 PM

KrispyKritter: sad to see our Canadian neighbors acting like american pigs. i thought better of you folks. i really did.


Not all Canadians fatten themselves up for the winter. Some fly South. If we could all just learn to hibernate for two months (leaving the winter sports fans to stand on guard) we could 1) save a tremendous amount of money on snow-plowing, food, heating, etc., and 2) crash the economy of Florida and possibly Arizona.

Animals get winter right. But Canadians, possibly the British, and some Americans in Northern States, are pretty close when it comes to hibernation or migration. This may be a partial explanation why the Anglo-American nations have voluntarily settled some of the most uninhabitable regions of the Earth, as well as how they have become so fat, so fast.

Evolution in action. Take that Fundies!

In a few hundred thousand years, we may evolve into two species: residents and summer people. Just like all the other animals.
 
2012-10-14 04:39:17 PM
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2012-10-14 04:47:37 PM

GreatPenguin: iron_city_ap: I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.

Agreed. Americans love fries, Americans love gravy, Americans love cheese... but put them together and suddenly it's unpalatable? Feh.


I love ice cream and lasagna both, but not together.

That said, I've never tried poutine and always wanted to. I might love it; I might hate it. I just don't know.
 
2012-10-14 05:04:46 PM
Had poutine last night for the first time in a decade
Mmmmm


Wonderful
 
2012-10-14 06:30:34 PM
Would it be a problem if I used TaterTotstm instead of French Fries? I figure that would be an allowable Americanization...

And super easy to prep at home:

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and just add
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Ooooo sh*t, it's been done.

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2012-10-14 06:54:28 PM

iron_city_ap: I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.


I'm kind of surprised at that too. French fries/tater tots, brown gravy and cheese? It's all stuff Americans are quite familiar with and like. Cheese on fries is extremely common in the US.

Putting stuff on fried potato products is quite American (Chili-Cheese Fries being the closest American equivalent to poutine).

It's probably the name and a vaguely "uncool" reputation it has. Most Americans have probably no clue what it is, aside from vague comedic references on the internet and movies/TV to it being some weird/strange Canadian thing.

Give it some neat marketing name and it might sell in the States. Yukon-style fries or something.
 
2012-10-14 06:58:57 PM
Had some Butter Chicken Poutine yesterday.
(Butter Chicken taking the place of the gravy)

Yum.
 
2012-10-14 06:59:47 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: There is a French-canadian breakfast place by me Chez Vachon, They do a Poutine challenge. 5lbs 1 hr. I got through the first quarter of it feeling pretty good about only taking 5 minutes. The next Pound and a quarter took fifteen minutes and I couldn't go any further. So I finished about half of it in about 20 minutes, And that gravy is SALTY.

/csb


In my experience, most places that have a "eat this much food in this much time" challenge have some kind of catch with the food that makes it edible, but not able to eat it fast. Being really salty is one way.

There used to be a burger joint near campus when I was in college. They had this uber-burger you could get for free if you could eat it all in 5 minutes, otherwise it was like $30. I had a friend who had a big appetite (and was a big guy). He figured it was an easy meal. He saw how big the burger was, he knew he could dust it off.

He took the challenge. It was served searing hot, fresh off the grill, heavily salted, heavily seasoned, piled high not just with the couple of pounds of beef but a salad's worth of toppings (which all had to be eaten too). He didn't make it in the 5 minutes and had to pay the $30, admitting that if it wasn't super-hot and super-salty he could have done it.
 
2012-10-14 07:06:16 PM

Silverstaff: iron_city_ap: I'm really surprised poutine isn't more popular here in tue states.

I'm kind of surprised at that too. French fries/tater tots, brown gravy and cheese? It's all stuff Americans are quite familiar with and like. Cheese on fries is extremely common in the US.

Putting stuff on fried potato products is quite American (Chili-Cheese Fries being the closest American equivalent to poutine).

It's probably the name and a vaguely "uncool" reputation it has. Most Americans have probably no clue what it is, aside from vague comedic references on the internet and movies/TV to it being some weird/strange Canadian thing.

Give it some neat marketing name and it might sell in the States. Yukon-style fries or something.


"mobility scooter bites"
 
2012-10-14 07:37:12 PM

Life_is_a_carnivore: Had some Butter Chicken Poutine yesterday.
(Butter Chicken taking the place of the gravy)

Yum.

Canadian-Indian cuisine? What place serves such a delicacy?
 
2012-10-14 07:48:17 PM
Come to Nova Scotia for the Donair Poutine...

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Stay for the Lobster Poutine...

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2012-10-14 08:13:39 PM
Pulled Pork Poutine. Just amazing stuff.

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2012-10-14 08:15:08 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Life_is_a_carnivore: Had some Butter Chicken Poutine yesterday.
(Butter Chicken taking the place of the gravy)

Yum.
Canadian-Indian cuisine? What place serves such a delicacy?


There's a chain up here of mall food counters called 'New York Fries'.
Damn good fries alone (skins on, blanched, double fried) and apparently now they have the Butter Chicken. It's mild, but pretty close to what I used to get for Butter Chicken in the Toronto suburbs when I was there.
 
2012-10-14 11:01:09 PM
I don't have to put shiat all over my cheese curds to eat those squeaky little bastards.
 
2012-10-15 10:15:09 AM
I had never heard of poutine until a few years ago. Now, I want to move to Canada. I guess I could ask for gravy next time I get a horseshoe... 

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2012-10-15 05:01:36 PM
My first taste of poutine was 'meh', take it or leave it.

But it has a certain je ne sais quoi appeal.
Something compels you to give it a second chance.
And then a third.
By then it's too late, you're addicted.

Just like I am.
 
2012-10-15 05:57:27 PM
I would venture to guess that the organizers took a tip from Cosmopolitan magazine:

Link
 
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