La Poutine Week for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Tuesday, February 1st. There are until the next observance.
Every year, from the 1st to the 7th of February, La Poutine Week is observed. Canada’s largest annual poutine celebration, with over 700 establishments serving poutine. Poutine is a French fry meal with cheddar cheese curds and brown gravy. It is extremely popular throughout Canada and has even made its way to overseas locations. Poutine’s origins may be traced back to the Quebeckers, the French-Canadian forebears who were the first to settle in Canada. In February 2013, marketing entrepreneur Na’eem Adam and lawyer Thierry Rassam started La Poutine Week to celebrate a popular dish.
📆 When is La Poutine Week?
This year, La Poutine Week falls on the 1st Tuesday in February; in 2023, it is on Wednesday.
→ Did you know: The term “poutine” is Quebec slang for “a mess.”
📜 History of La Poutine Week
In 1964, Jean-Paul Roy said that he developed poutine at his drive-in restaurant, Le Roy Jucep. According to his story, he had been delivering fries with a unique sauce to clients since 1958. Patate-sauce was the name of the dish. He saw that customers were putting cheese curds on their fries individually, so he turned that notion into a delicacy called fromage-patate-sauce.
Jean-Louis Roy, the proprietor of a Burger King franchise in Quebec, convinced the company to include poutine on its menu in 1987. The meal rapidly became a fan favorite. Many additional Burger King locations in Quebec began serving this meal as well. McDonald’s got in on it as well, adding poutine to their menu and making it a smash in 1990. This catapulted poutine to fast-food popularity.
☑️ La Poutine Week facts
✅ Poutine contains many calories
A man would need to exercise for 2.5 hours to burn off the typical poutine’s 1,422 calories in the typical poutine.
✅ Poutines were called ‘disco fries’
Poutine was offered as a late-night side dish at clubs in New York and New Jersey in the 1970s and was known as “disco fries.”
✅ The largest poutine
The world’s largest poutine was prepared in Saguenay, Quebec, and weighed nearly as much as a huge horse.
✅ The most expensive poutine
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✨ Things to do on La Poutine Week
Eat, eat, eat
The simplest and most apparent way to commemorate La Poutine Week is to gorge yourself on poutine. Find a nearby restaurant or a fast-food establishment in Quebec that offers poutine!
Make your own poutine
There is nothing better than a home-cooked supper. Instead of eating out, make your own poutine and eat it with your family.
Share your poutine recipe
Share your recipe on social media to help others make their own poutine. Your fans would adore it!
📅 La Poutine Week Observances
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