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 Jun 24 2022

Canada Day - Poutine From Canada

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. It celebrates the anniversary of Canadian Confederation, which occurred on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the British North America Act, 1867.  The three separate colonies of the United Canadas, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed when the Canadian Constitution was patriated by the Canada Act in 1982. Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world attended by Canadians living abroad.

Most communities across the country host organized celebrations for Canada Day, typically outdoor public events, such as parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, air and maritime shows, fireworks, and free musical concerts.

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The immense size of Canada, and the diversity of its inhabitants and their heritage, compound the difficulty in identifying a monolithic Canadian culinary tradition. There are five key properties that together define Canadian cuisine: its reliance on seasonality, multiculturalism, wild foods, regional dishes, and the privileging of ingredients over recipes.

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Poutine consists of a good serving of French fries, topped with cheese curds and hot, brown gravy

Known as Canada's national dish, Poutine is as simple as it is delicious. The street food consists of a good serving of French fries, topped with cheese curds and hot, brown gravy. Traditionally, thickly cut potatoes are fried – sometimes even twice – to make for a crunchy texture with a soft inside. This is important so that the fries stay crispy and don't get instantly soaked with the gravy. The cheese of choice is usually cheddar which doesn't melt as easily and comes with a nice and chewy consistency. Many eateries even serve their traditional poutine with additional flavors, such as butter chicken or pulled pork.

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Most communities across the country host organized celebrations for Canada Day, typically outdoor public events, such as parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, air and maritime shows, fireworks, and free musical concerts.
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