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"A dish of chips (French fried potatoes), topped traditionally with cheese curds and gravy."
"poutine, n.". OED Online. March 2012. Oxford University Press. http://0-www.oed.com.enterprise.sacredheart.edu/view/Entry/263616?redirectedFrom=poutine (accessed April 28, 2012).
A truly Canadian dish called poutine originated from the Bois-Francs area of the province of Quebec in the 1950s. The basic recipe consists of french fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Apparently poutine was created in the kitchen of a restaurant named “Lutinqui rit” (the laughing elf) located in Warwick, operated by Fernand Lachance.
Small, Ernest; Munro, Derek B.. Vegetables of Canada. Ottawa, ON, CAN: NRC Research Press, 1997. p 341-2. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/sacredheart/Doc?id=5001460&ppg=360 Copyright © 1997. NRC Research Press. All rights reserved.