National Poutine Day

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2023 DateApril 11, 2023
2024 DateApril 11, 2024
National Poutine Day

National Poutine Day History

National Poutine Day seeks to promote the dish comprised of French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Poutine is a particularly popular dish in the Canadian province of Quebec, but it is enjoyed in many other places as well. Jean-Paul Roy is credited with the origin of poutine. It is believed that he was an early founder as per a copyright certificate from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. He served the combination at his drive-in restaurant Le Roy Jucep in 1964.

National Poutine Day is believed to have been created in 2018 as a promotion for the dish. It is observed annually on April 11th.

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National Poutine Day Facts

  • An average order of country-style poutine from Smoke's Poutinerie adds up to about 1400 calories.
  • The poutine-eating world record goes to American Joey "Jaws" Chestnut. He claimed the record again in 2019 by eating 29 pounds of poutine in ten minutes.
  • “Poutine” is Quebec slang which It translates to a mess.

National Poutine Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Make your own poutine! Browse authentic recipes for ideas.
  • Read up on the history of poutine in the book Maudite poutine! by Charles-Alexandre Théorêt.
  • Play the board game Miss Poutine (2009) with some friends. Players take the role of cashiers and cooks and they must fill the most orders to win.

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