Any canadians west of Ontario....

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    Oct 10, 2007 2:34 PM GMT
    know what poutine is?

    (I am trying to figure out how far west that dish is served.)
  • art_smass

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    Oct 10, 2007 8:12 PM GMT
    I'm in Edmonton. I worked at a restaurant here in the gigantic mall for years. We had a kiosk that also sold our fare in the mall, and it had poutine on the menu. That was in the late 80s, just a year or two after I started there.
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    Oct 10, 2007 8:29 PM GMT
    thank you...that answers my question basically.


    How about anybody else west of Ontario?
  • art_smass

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    Oct 10, 2007 8:35 PM GMT
    We also pronounce it "POO-teen" in Alberta in order to express our hatred of all things French.
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    Oct 10, 2007 8:39 PM GMT
    I live in quebec and It is gross, gross, gross

    French fries, loaded with thick beef gravy and curd cheese. It is a cardiologist worst nightmare.

    I must admit that I have one - once or twice per year. But I feel it after I have eaten one.

    We also, have a "slider", and that is poutine in a soft pita. They serve em in the greek restaurants in our local university town. Must say I never had one.

    Most Canadians never heard of a Poutine and I really don't know where the name came from.
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    Oct 11, 2007 12:14 AM GMT
    Ok, so Poutine is known west of Ontario. But so far I have only heard from Alberta in the west. I hope I hear from guys in other provinces as well.

    Thanks for your responses guys!
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    Oct 11, 2007 12:37 AM GMT
    you can cross Manitoba off the list.. we have it here too.
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    Oct 11, 2007 1:33 AM GMT
    Thank you, CdnKiwi! ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 11, 2007 2:46 AM GMT
    art_smartass-you speak only about YOUR arrogance and ignorance of things French in Alberta-Alberta has a rich history due to French exploration. your voice is a minority, particularly in Edmonton. First you criticize Vancouver, now you criticize the French heritage of your province=-your ignorance knows no bounds. your arrogance on the other hand is overwhelming. shut your pie-hole honey, better yet shove a large order of poutine where the sun don't shine with a barrel of alberta-light crude. kloputzer!

    you're not even a native albertan. go figure. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 11, 2007 2:55 AM GMT
    May I ask that everyone, posting this thread, to treat everyone as they would want to be treated and write as they would want to be written to.

    No harsh postings or responses, please.
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    Oct 11, 2007 2:56 AM GMT
    Or just a few more recruits for your remedial posting training.
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    Oct 11, 2007 2:59 AM GMT
    This may be new to some people, wrerick. So everybody gets a chance to reform his style.
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    Oct 11, 2007 3:23 AM GMT
    Hey, you Canadians are suppoosed to be a kinder, gentler, more literate version of us south-of-the-border folk!

    Next time I'm in Quebec I'll try poutine.
  • art_smass

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    Oct 11, 2007 4:28 AM GMT
    It was sarcasm, Elij. We get accused of hating the French in Alberta all the time. I was also making fun of the way many Albertans murder the French language.

    So you didn't get the joke. Big deal. Nevertheless, you attack everything I say without even reading my posts. You also seem to infer things from my posts that I've never even alluded to. Why would you think I'm not from Alberta? Why would that matter, anyway?

    I don't mind defending myself, but it would be nice if your responses occasionally had something to do with the actual words I've posted. You just seem irrational when you jump to conclusions and slander my name by putting words in my mouth.
  • xKorix

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    Oct 11, 2007 4:34 AM GMT
    Everybody in Manitoba eats poutine except me.
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    Oct 11, 2007 4:39 AM GMT
    I wonder if the Center for Science in the Public Interest has ever tested poutine? They're the people who named the Outback Steakhouse's Bloomin' Onion the most unhealthy, fatty food they had ever tested. They're also famous for blowing the whistle on the unwholesomeness of movie popcorn.

    I bet the poutine would rate quite poorly. Would you like some fat and some more fat on your serving of fat?
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    Oct 11, 2007 2:17 PM GMT
    caslon-you are right. I appreciate your question. However, there has to be a point where, "sarcasm" as the person claims it was, is challenged. This individual crossed a line that I am uncomfortable with. the individual chose a public platform. He is misinformed about history, geography, language, environment, etc etc etc.
    It isn't ok to spew his ignorance and indifference about Canada, plain and simple.

    "Sarcasm is neither wit nor humour but the incessant babbling of a diseased mind"

  • art_smass

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    Oct 11, 2007 2:53 PM GMT
    Elij, you just don't get it.
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    Oct 11, 2007 3:46 PM GMT
    Well, this is interesting. I had no idea that the mention of poutine could press cultural hot buttons amongst canadians.

    I appreciated hearing the cultural "baggage" that goes with it...how it is mispronounced to signal a regional cultural distain.

    The response to this posting seems off topic. I wouldn't mind hearing a response of why poutine should be shown respect in Alberta, but without all the personal information. (Send the personal comments in an email, if you want, please.)

    And no matter what is posted, I request that it be civil, just as you would want to be addressed.
  • Salubrious

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    Oct 11, 2007 8:37 PM GMT
    I know I'm not from Canada, but I do know what poutine is, but only because I have some friends from/in Canada. That being said, I find it revolting icon_razz.gif