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Sausage Rolls
A Sausage Roll is a savoury pastry.

It is made from skinless sausage meat, rolled in a cylinder, covered with puff pastry and then baked. A Sausage Roll is similar to a Pig-in-a-Blanket, but a Pig-in-a-Blanket is a sausage with the casing on it rolled up in a shortcrust dough (usually.)

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Poutine as served in Québec is a fast food, consisting of French fries, covered with cheese curds, then thick, dark gravy. The cheese and gravy form a gooey mass, while the fries underneath stay crunchy. The dish is served in styrofoam dishes and eaten with plastic forks. It has to be eaten as soon as it's made; the texture isn't as good if reheated.

Poutine is made and sold by fast food chains nationally throughout Quebec; you won't get it in fancy restaurants. Many aficionados even say that street vendors make the best poutine, better than the fast-food restaurant chains. You can also get it even at a few places in Florida, in places where high concentrations of Québecois spend the winter.

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