Category Archive: Appetizers

Farce tête-de-maure (Edam cheese spread)

The key ingredient to today’s recipe is Edam Cheese or as we, Haitians know it to be, Fromage tête-de-maure. Growing up only paying attention to the phonetics of that word, I really believed… Continue reading

Lambi Creole (stewed conch)

I am writing these few lines with a smile that stretches to my ears! I’ve missed writing here and it took me a while to come back. (yet again! My sincere apologies). See,… Continue reading

Kassav- Cassava

Cassava is considered an “amuse-gueule” (appetizer) in Haiti. It’s one of those things that are very popular! I’m surprised I’ve never heard of it being served in restaurants. However, 3 out of 5… Continue reading

PAPITA (fried plantains- cut longitudinally)

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack ! I haven’t stopped cooking. Actually , that’s all I seem to have been doing. I do it so much that I think I might be getting better at my Haitian… Continue reading

Tablet pistache (Peanut pralines)

  I remember sitting in the backseat of the car next to my little sister, every Sunday mornings after church (well, every other Sunday mornings), heading to the beach. My father and mother… Continue reading

Pain patate (Baked sweet potato pudding)

Mom! That’s how all the nurses and doctors at the hospital were calling me after my delivery. Such a powerful word. Yet, I feel that with that word, the words ” tired, multitasking,… Continue reading

Accra

Accra is a word used in the Caribbean to define fritters/ beignets. The Accra is a cousin of the marinade ( which is more of a french origin) . Accras are usually mixed… Continue reading

Pate kode

My last post dated from August 12th of this year. Here I am 3 months later, trying to redeem myself for abandoning you guys! Well, the least I owe you is to explain… Continue reading

Pikliz

I love everything with a little bit of hot pepper. I will fearlessly bite into a jalapeno for example,  as I enjoy the” taste” of the hot juice that comes out of it.… Continue reading

Fried plantains

A friend of mine asked me if I could show him how to make some fried plantains. I promised I would but I never really got to it. So I guess I’ll redeem… Continue reading