O Comfort Food

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I posted last week about our experiment with Tourtiere, a French Canadian meat pie, in preparation for our Olympic Opening Ceremonies festivities. So we were ready on Friday to do it up. For a full report on our Canadian spread, check out my wife's post. I suppose we could have gone with some more "elegant" dishes, but we opted for Canadian Comfort Food -- the focal points of our meal were Tourtiere and Poutine.

Poutine (pronounced Poo-Teen) is a simple but yummy combination of French Fries (though I was informed that Canadians just call them Fries), brown gravy, and cheese curds. Essentially they are the Canadian version of Loaded Cheese Fries. Now, I am sure that the best poutine involves slicing and frying your own fresh potatoes and concocting your own gravy. We were content with a bag of frozen french fries heated in the oven, topped with jar of brown gravy heated in the microwave. At least our cheese curds were fresh.
I definitely think comfort food is the way to go for this celebration -- we were already discussing the possibilities of Fish & Chips and Bangers & Mash for the London Olympics in 2012.

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