Cotton Dish Linen – The Poutine
Artist/Graphic Designer: Daniel Robitaille, Paprika
The Poutine cotton dish linen is made in Canada, with 100% premium cotton, 240 threads per square inch. The printing technique (screen printing) and the type of ink used ensure an integration of the image with the fibers of the fabric, in order to keep intact its absorbing qualities. This linen Quelle Histoire! is absorbent and resistant. It can also be used as a decoration in a frame and is perfect as a hostess, wedding or a client gift.
Poutine was created towards the end of the 1950s in the Centre-du-Québec region, which is known for the production of one of the dish’s key ingredients: cheese curds. According to various stories, it is thanks to the wishes of snack bar clients that french fries, gravy and cheese curds ended up in the same plate. Long perceived as a dish of poor taste and associated with Quebec’s lower class, it gradually gained notoriety, becoming, especially among the youth, a symbol of social identity. In the early 2000’s, renowned chefs started creating fancy versions of it, with ingredients such as ‘‘foie gras’’ and duck. Various poutine-themed events and festivals also began to emerge. It was gradually adopted by the rest of Canada, where they also embrace the dish. It is sometimes presented as a truly Canadian recipe, which irritates some Quebecers. Poutine, now offered in restaurants around the world, definitely lost its poor man’s aura when served in 2016 at the White House during a state dinner held in the presence of Canada’s Prime Minister. It also has many variations (Indian, Thaï, Japanese…) reflecting Quebec’s new multicultural reality.
Materials & Colours
100% Cotton Linen • 240 threads per inch. Sold with English translation.
Size of the linen: 43 x 75 cm | Size of the image: 29 x 39 cm.
Wash with light colours, do not bleach, tumble dry low.