The scrumptuous mess that is poutine, Quebec's national food
This marvelous dish, which brings warmth and comfort to a cold and snowy region, is called poutine, meaning 'a thick paste' or 'a mess'.
The sun sets slowly over the Laurentian Mountains, an hour and a half north of Montreal, Quebec. The calm lake is bright with gold and silver ripples, the autumn leaves of the maple trees change colors at a dizzying pace and the entire valley is awash in yellow, orange and red. This is the hour of grace at the start of the weekend; nothing will violate the calm that spreads over the entire region.