Category Archive: Native recipe

Soup joumou (Squash soup)

Normally/ Usually , soup joumou is served/prepared on January 1st. It’s a historical tribute to our declared Independence on January 1st, 1804. The newly freed slaves consumed it because such meal was forbidden them by… Continue reading

Blé (Wheat)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of red beans 1 cup of Bulgar Wheat 1/4 of onion 1/4 of tomato one leek crushed with a mortar and pestle salt,black pepper, thyme and parsley garlic 1 tbsp… Continue reading

Chiktay Aran So (Smoked Herring Chiquetaille)

I was never really allowed to go out until the age of 17 when I attended a dear friend’s prom night. My parents have practically kept my sister and me prisoner inside our… Continue reading

Konparèt

Konparet is known as the bread of  Jeremie, Grande-Anse, Haiti It’s a specialty of the region. And every time I would eat it, I’d always think to myself : ” This tastes like cake… Continue reading

TomTom ak Kalalou (Breadfruit with Okra)

Tom tom ak Kalalou Gombo In English : Breadruit with OkraI used to laugh hysterically at this name “Lam veritab” . It sounded purposely senseless. The true soul? That’s a weird name for a tree.… Continue reading

Mayi moulen ak Epina e Zaboka (Cornmeal with Spinach and Avocado)

I often get reproached for always wearing dark and somber colors like black, grey and blue. I love those colors because they make me feel more mature and they slim me down around the waist… Continue reading

Griot (Fried/Baked Pork)

I am just now eating my SOUP JOUMOU (squash soup). We Haitians, traditionally eat our soup joumou on the 1st of January. However, because I have been overwhelmed with cooking for the holidays… Continue reading

Beignets au Poulet (Chicken Fritters)

OK! This recipe has been greatly altered by me. I love everything that is rich and fun. And as I’ve seen in my mother’s cookbook,  the “marinade” (also called  “beignets au poulet” in… Continue reading

Labouyi farine France (Flour porridge)

Back home, in the weekly menu, it was guaranteed that the all purpose flour (also known as Farine France) ingredient would be listed. Either as breakfast or supper, mother would make sure that… Continue reading

Cremas

What is cremas (Kremas) ? It’s a sweet and creamy alcoholic beverage which main ingredients are coconut cream and rum 🙂 This beverage is usually served on holidays or special occasions. At first… Continue reading