I have previously learned that Banquise fries their potatoes in lard. Perhaps it was the Cheap Thrills Montreal book, or it could be a blog; I didn't register because it simply didn't matter to me. However, I am taking a friend (who doesn't eat pork for religious reasons) out for a food tour in a few weeks and I don't want to lead him into something unknowingly. Do they still fry the potatoes in lard, or this is an old myth? If they do, what would be my safest bet for poutine? He is not vegeterian, he just doesn't eat pork.