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 ┬ánicely 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)”

“Pilon”

I know this is long overdue but I’ve finally come up with a logo for my blog. As you can see, I’ve chosen a mortar and pestle as a symbol, which wooden version is often used in Haiti. Every time I see a mortar and pestle , PILON in creole, all I could see orContinue reading ““Pilon””