There are cuisines that are well-known to everybody, like French or Chinese. Canadian cuisine isn’t among them – in other countries you will rarely see a place where you can taste authentic Canadian food. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer to those who are willing to taste it.
1. The Origins of Poutine are Shrouded in Mystery
Poutine is the iconic Canadian dish, consisting of French fries and cheese curds topped with gravy. Despite being relatively young (it appeared back in 1950s), nobody really knows for sure where it comes from and who invented it. Several regions in Canada claim this honor, while some scholars believe that it came from the northern UK, where a dish known as “chips, cheese and gravy” has been known since 1900s. The etymology of the name is unclear as well: it may be a gallicization of the English word “pudding”, a derivation from a slang word meaning “mess”, with half a dozen other theories going around….