31. What Canadian culinary creation shares its name with an international figure who is frequently mentioned in the pages of Montreal’s leading newspaper?
Answer to Canada Quiz #31
Poutine — French fries covered with gravy and cheese curds — is sometimes described as Canada’s national dish. It originated in the late 1950s in rural Quebec, and its name means “a mess” in French. A 2007 CBC poll placed poutine among the top 10 Canadian inventions of all time.
Montreal’s leading newspaper by circulation is the French-language tabloid, Le Journal de Montréal, followed closely by the French-language daily, La Presse. Both papers regular coverage of Russia’s news-making president, Vladimir Putin, or Vladimir Poutine as his name is transliterated in French.
- Poutine, Wikipedia
- Canada’s national dish: 740 calories – and worth every bite?, CNN
- Putin/Poutine, New York Times
- Poutine, Super Tsar, Le Journal de Montréal