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 that it was spelled “Fromage tête de mort“, which literally means “dead person’s head”. Edam/Holland Cheese from the Netherlands owes its French name toContinue reading “Farce tête-de-maure (Edam cheese spread)”

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 homes (including Haitian homes abroad) will have cassava in their cupboard. You’ll always find a Haitian family member nibbling on some cassava.Continue reading “Kassav- Cassava”

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 cooking skills! Well, I’m slowly getting there. Some people that read my posts think that I’m some cordon bleu but please, doContinue reading “PAPITA (fried plantains- cut longitudinally)”

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 humble home lol. Ok…ok. It wasn’t as bad as I make it sound actually because they would go out to their friends’Continue reading “Chiktay Aran So (Smoked Herring Chiquetaille)”

Banana beignets

It’s carnival time in Haiti and I don’t know if I should be ashamed to say that I have yet to attend any carnival events over there. My parents were never a big fan of it. So, the most that I would see would be from standing on my grandmother’s balcony watching the ” rara ”Continue reading “Banana beignets”