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

“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… 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

Red velvet Christmas cupcakes

I’ve been on my feet since this morning preparing red velvet cupcakes for my little ones. Happy holidays everyone!

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… 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

Holidays

  Hi guys, I have been working on gathering a few recipes for the holiday seasons. So stick around if you would love to savor the roots of Haiti for Christmas and New… Continue reading

Tarte a l’ oignon (Onion pie)

” Com’on Nathalie! Knead it like a woman! ” I can remember my mother’s voice repeatedly yelling at me as I was trying to make a pie crust! ” Met fanm sou ou!”… Continue reading

Touffé d’ Aubergine et de Mirliton

“CHAYOTE SQUASH (militon) must not be eaten by a man, or he will become partially impotent.” Bryant C. Freeman, Ph.D. Third-World Folk Beliefs and Practices: Haitian Medical Anthropology. La Presse Evangélique Wikipedia says: “A 1998 study at the… Continue reading