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”

Bonbon Amidon (Starch cookies)

I think I have a very strong olfactory (smell) memory. It’s something that I’ve tried to understand and that I yet get to decipher. Most people could smell something and it could remind them of a moment in time, of a certain food or a person. But in my case, it’s totally different. It’s theContinue reading “Bonbon Amidon (Starch cookies)”

Sauce “TiMalice”

Last Sunday I was hosting a dinner at my apartment with some friends. And as I was passing the rice to one of them, he looked at me and  nicely asked : “Any sauce?” I couldn’t help but burst out laughing because it was an oh-so-typical Haitian question that is often asked at a dinnerContinue reading “Sauce “TiMalice””

Chokola Ayisyen (Haitian Hot Chocolate)

It was definitely a white Christmas this year in NY. The beautiful snow was so lovely to watch from inside. Yup! From inside! lol I am not a big fan of the cold, let alone the snow. To me, the snow is only beautiful to watch from inside. It’s the holiday season and this week,Continue reading “Chokola Ayisyen (Haitian Hot Chocolate)”

Gateau au beurre (Butter cake)

Ooh butter cake. I haven’t had that in more than 5 years. And since I’m craving some good cake, I thought I’d share the recipe with you. I love eating that cake fresh out of the oven (warm) Mmm-mmm good! Especially when the outside layer is crispy. At home, we enjoy it with some goodContinue reading “Gateau au beurre (Butter cake)”

Poisson Gros Sel

  I have always been scared of fish. There was no such thing serving filet of fish in Haiti at the dinner table. Every one was entitled to a whole fish. And it was your duty to take out the ” bones” . If you were a child , You’d actually get lucky since theContinue reading “Poisson Gros Sel”

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 myself by posting the recipe online today! Hope you get to have fun trying it out. Preparation :  7 to 10 mnsContinue reading “Fried plantains”

Haitian bread

Haitian bread……..mmmmm  ……….oh Haitian bread. I don’t think there’s anything quite like it. Especially caressed with some butter and accompanied with a cup of good REBO cafe (or any Haitian coffee). I remember those genial squares that would ride in the baskets of the walking merchants passing by our neighborhood. I remember wondering how  they would keepContinue reading “Haitian bread”

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 but it feels like bread “. This bread-cake would be the size of a burger bun and quite frankly I have yetContinue reading “Konparèt”

Absolut Vodka Orange

Here’s a drink recipe by Mikaa Wee that I found here. It’s super easy to do and quite frankly I think it could be done with any other liquor. I also think you could replace the orange with any other tropical fruit of your choice.  Especially passion-fruit, papaya or pomegranate which go pretty well withContinue reading “Absolut Vodka Orange”