A taxpayer-funded food truck is serving poutine and tourtière on the streets of Mexico

A taxpayer-funded food truck is serving poutine and tourtière on the streets of Mexico

(Image: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
 

Even the Canadian government is getting in on the food truck trend. Agriculture Canada is currently touring a branded food truck around Mexico City, serving quintessentially Canadian dishes with a Mexican twist, like poutine with Oaxaca cheese instead of curds and maple-glazed Albacore tuna, as part of its apparent quest to promote an authentic Canadian food brand (a controversial subject that’s the focus of debate at Toronto’s next Terroir Symposium). While we’re all for replacing the Harper Doctrine with Poutine Diplomacy on matters of foreign policy, we wish the government’s truck looked a little more like the bold, energetic and in-your-face versions taking over Toronto streets and a little less like a roving A Part of Our Heritage ad. [National Post]