Thanks to our amis up north in Canada, Day 2 here yesterday at Food Republic HQ was filled with fun French comments and lots of pro-Québec feelings. Which reminded us of how much we love poutine, which we actually just had at Mile End, where Montréal meets Brooklyn. I mean, let’s face it: gravy, cheese curds and skin-on french fries—what’s not to love?

So to say “merci,” here’s an awesome poutine recipe you can try at home, even if your heart is with the U-S-A!