Anger towards Russian President Putin has caught a French-Canadian delicacy unawares, for sharing the name with the tainted invader of Ukraine.
Poutine, despite having different spellings from Vladimir Putin, is made of potato fries, cheese and gravy—a favourite for millions, according to The Guardian.
Just as Putin is facing anger against his bloody invasion of Ukraine, many vented anger to his namesake in the culinary world: Poutine.
The dish was born in 1950s in Quebec, Canada from a cultural mélange of French and Canadian cuisine. From its birth place it traveled as far as to France, finding its place atop in menu in both France and Canada. Sounding like Putin, French-Canadian dish off the menu
The name of the dish takes its origin from the French-Canadian pronunciation of the English word "pudding" to describe the mushy medley.
Maison de la Poutine, with restaurants in both Paris and Toulouse, said it has received insults and threats following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the report said.
The company tried to becalm protesters saying that poutine was created to bring joy and comfort to their customers.
"The House of Poutine has worked since its first day to perpetuate these values and today brings its most sincere support to the Ukrainian people who are courageously fighting for their freedom against the tyrannical Russian regime," it said.
As fury poured in the company decided to pull the dish off its menu. "Dear clients, Tonight the Jucep team decided to temporarily retire the word P**tine from its trademark in order to express, in its own way, its profound dismay over the situation in Ukraine," said a Quebec-based diner recently wrote on Facebook, before pulling the post.
"People, please stop confusing Putin and poutine," tweeted one user. "One is a dangerous and unwholesome mix of greasy, lumpy and congealed ingredients, the other is a delicious food," the report said.