“What-the-hell”

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” ― Julia Child

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 French and ” chicken fritters” in English) recipe is very plain. So I had to fix it a little to my tasteContinue reading “Beignets au Poulet (Chicken Fritters)”

Home made pizza

There’s nothing like “home-made everything”! In Haiti, I always loved making pizza at home. This was also my father’s specialty. Any kind of pasta, from lasagna to pizzas he would cook. Actually these were the only things he could cook. One of the few good memories I have of him. The pie crust is easyContinue reading “Home made pizza”

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 we would have porridge! Flour porridge to be more precise. When I moved here in New York, the only porridge-like dish that wasContinue reading “Labouyi farine France (Flour porridge)”

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 I used to think that  the name ” Cremas” derived from describing  the creamy texture of the drink. Well, I still believeContinue reading “Cremas”