Monday, May 25, 2009

Day 144: Chip Stand

Day 144: Chip Stand, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Chip stands are a common site in small towns in both Quebec and Ontario. Usually open only in the warm months, they provide grease-laden fare to all who want it. The sign on the right speaks of poutine, a concoction originally created in Quebec some time (it is thought) between the 50s and 70s. It consists of french fries with cheese curds and gravy - an instant artery-clogging experience. I have never developed a taste for it, but it is very popular.

I cannot say that Casselman is known for culinary arts. We tend to cook at home more than when we are in Montreal. We have tried a few of the local establishments, but I don't think we will ever resort to this one!


  1. Ah.... Why is it all the delicious foods are so bad for us! LOL. I know someone who would probably LOVE this place! Thanks for the explanation of Poutine, it sounds very interesting. He'd probably like that as well! (he's all about the artery clogging stuff!)

  2. Though not my favorite, fried foods certainly have a way of getting into our menus these days - chalk part of that up to 'fast food' fare...

  3. Cheese curds AND french fries? WOW. Is this considered a main course or a side dish?