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Italy Campaign Room in La Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Canada

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Italy Campaign Room in La Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Canada

Salle de la Campagne d'Italie de la Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Canada

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A: Medal Room, La Citadelle de Québec, Canada

de Vincent Royer, la mai putin de 10 metri

This room comprises over 300 sets of medals, decorations and orders awarded to Régiment members, illu...

Medal Room, La Citadelle de Québec, Canada

B: Jail Cell in la Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Canada

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Jail Cell in la Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Canada Jail Cell in la Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Cana...

Jail Cell in la Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Canada

C: Salle de l'ONU de la Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec, Canada

de Vincent Royer, la mai putin de 10 metri

U.N. Room at La Citadelle de Québec, Quebec, Canada U.N. Room at La Citadelle de Québec, Quebec, Cana...

Salle de l'ONU de la Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec, Canada

D: First World War Room

de Vincent Royer, la distanta de 10 metri

First World War Room, La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec, Canada Salle de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale, La Cit...

First World War Room

E: Salle du 22e Bataillon, Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Canada

de Vincent Royer, la distanta de 90 metri

Salle du 22e Bataillon, Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Canada La salle du 22e bataillon a été ainsi nom...

Salle du 22e Bataillon, Citadelle de Québec, Québec, Canada

F: Bas de l'escalier du Mess des sous-officiers de la Citadelle de Québec

de Vincent Royer, la distanta de 90 metri

Le Mess des sergents et adjudants est installé depuis 1951 dans l'ancienne redoute Jebb.  L'entrée do...

Bas de l'escalier du Mess des sous-officiers de la Citadelle de Québec

G: Haut de l'Escalier du Mess des Sergents et Adjudants - La Citadelle de Québec

de Vincent Royer, la distanta de 90 metri

Le Mess des sergents et adjudants est installé depuis 1951 dans l'ancienne redoute Jebb.  L'entrée do...

Haut de l'Escalier du Mess des Sergents et Adjudants - La Citadelle de Québec

H: Hall du Mess des officiers, Royal 22e Régiment

de Vincent Royer, la distanta de 100 metri

Hall du Mess des officiers, Royal 22e Régiment

Hall du Mess des officiers, Royal 22e Régiment

I: Officers' Mess Dining Room at La Citadelle de Québec

de Vincent Royer, la distanta de 120 metri

La salle à manger du Mess est la salle où se tiennent les divers dîners officiels.  Des personnalités...

Officers' Mess Dining Room at La Citadelle de Québec

J: Grand Salon du Mess des Officiers de la Citadelle de Québec

de Vincent Royer, la distanta de 120 metri

Grand Salon du Mess des Officiers de la Citadelle de Québec Grand Salon du Mess des Officiers de la C...

Grand Salon du Mess des Officiers de la Citadelle de Québec

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Province du Quebec, Quebec

Aceasta este un ansamblu a Quebec

Quebec is the largest province in Canada and the only one with French as its official language. It takes its name from an Algonquin word meaning "narrows" where the St. Lawrence River cuts deeply through rock cliffs.

Quebec has strong nationalistic feelings about its identity within Canada and has almost seceded twice (in fact, Quebec has held two referendums in order to seperate but it was not THAT successful.. though in 1996 it was really close...). It recently (as of 2006) acquired symbolic status as a Quebecois nation within Canada.

Quebec was founded in 1763 when France signed Canada over to Britain; the ceremonial head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, and the country's government functions as a parliamentary democracy.

That being said, we are free to talk about poutine.

Poutine is an amazing gastronomic assault weapon invented by a truck driver in 1957. If the Abominable Snowman could be a food, it would be poutine. Poutine is the heavy artillery of the food domain.

Like the foundation to the house, the hull to the ship, like a Red Cross blood drive to Count Dracula, is poutine to Canadians.

Now let me stop here to tell you: this is not the only amazing food combination that a truck driver has come up with. In Pittsburgh there's a place called Primanti's that serves sandwiches with both french fries AND coleslaw piled on top. They're too big to pick up even with both hands. Legend has it that a trucker with no time to spare ordered a plate of food, mashed it all between two pieces of bread and took it on the road.

Well, poutine has a similarly glorious beginning except it's about sixteen million times better (and that's saying a lot).

A hungry truck driver came into Fernand LaChance's restaurant one day and ordered LaChance's special potatos and cheese curds combination. Then he asked for a side order of gravy and POURED IT RIGHT INTO THE BAG ON TOP OF THE FRIES!!!

The earth shook, stars fell from the sky and a few deep sea creatures stirred in the muck as he plunked down at a table, ripped the bag apart and ate the whole thing.

Thus poutine was born and it is here to stay, probably in your arteries somewhere next to the bacon. Empires may crumble and fall, mountains may wear down to dust, glaciers may creep across the face of the deserts but a Canadian's love for poutine will echo onward through the madness of space, for all time.

The End.

Text by Steve Smith.

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