Monday, 19 April 2010
Salutations and vive la poutine!
Why hello there! Welcome to Youtine (pronounced you-tin), a blog that discusses poutine, reviews poutine and all things poutine related! I'm Cody, an aficionado of poutine since 2008.
Youtine is a blogsite that's all about personal emotions towards poutine!
If you don't know what poutine is, it's a Québecois comfort food dish that consists of french fries, a gravy sauce and squeaky white cheese curds. Together, it makes a heavenly dish. Myself, I have only been a fan of poutine since 2008 as I'm one of the fussiest eaters in existence. I won't eat most food. One day while in Quebec City I got myself to try a poutine, and surprisingly really enjoyed it. So now I'm blogging about it!
From time to time I'll be reviewing poutine. Some of the main criteria I look for in a decent poutine is that first of all - fresh squeaky curds! If a poutine has shredded cheese, that's an automatic fail in my opinion. Then the fries, crinkle cut fries in a poutine is just too weird of an idea, and of course, la sauce (gravy).
If you have any comments, suggestions or criticism, let me know! Also don't be scared and discuss your love of poutine!
I want to see poutine become much more than just a niche menu item done poorly, like as I do here in Brandon, Manitoba. I want to see restaurants put special dedication into poutines, like as they are starting to do in places such as in Toronto (Smoke's Poutinerie and Poutini's). One day I hope to see people on the prairies as enthusiastic about a good poutine as I am!
Vive la Poutine!