|#726 Winter Food for Skiing
Lisa talks about some food options people have when going skiing near Montreal.
Adrienne: So, what's your favorite thing to do in the winter?
Lisa: My favorite thing to do in the winter is probably to go skiing. As I said before, forty-five minutes from Montreal is a great ski resort called St. Sauveur. You go up there for the day, dressed warmly of course. Probably you leave your house around seven-thirty in the morning. Get up there by eight-thirty. Go skiing all day. And while you are going skiing you take breaks to go into the lodge where you get hot chocolate or poutine. So, many people don't know what poutine is. Let me explain. Poutine is french fries with cheese and gravy all mixed together so when it's cold outside and you're dying for something warm and maybe carb-heavy because you're doing so much exercise skiing, I allow myself a little poutine treat where I go into the lodge and, you know, get my poutine. Many people don't like it. Many people think it's kind of strange. Normally those people are people who aren't born in Quebec or aren't Canadian, but once you acquire the taste for poutine it's difficult not to order it.
Adrienne: Well, I really like sweets in the winter when I'm cold. For some reason I crave sweets, so is there anything that I would like to eat in the winter?
Lisa: Yes! Because of the French influence in Montreal there are great crepes so another popular thing to do for apres-ski, which is after skiing, is to go to a creperie where you get a big bowl of french onion soup dripping with cheese and for desert you'll have a crepe, you know, with chocolate in it or bananas. There is something to satisfy all tastes.
Adrienne: Sounds fantastic.
Lisa: It's wonderful.
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