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”

TomTom ak Kalalou (Breadfruit with Okra)

Tom tom ak Kalalou Gombo In English : Breadruit with Okra. I used to laugh hysterically at this name “Lam veritab” . It sounded purposely senseless. “The true soul” ? That’s its literal meaning. That’s a weird name for a tree. I can’t quite find the precise words to describe how this word sounded toContinue reading “TomTom ak Kalalou (Breadfruit with Okra)”

Homard (Lobster)

Last year (God! It still feels weird saying that), I spent Christmas day in Boston with close friends. I had the pleasure of meeting new people and the ambiance was joyful and warm. We were all Haitians there and we sat most of the night,  reminiscing on the old times back in our country, imaginingContinue reading “Homard (Lobster)”

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)”

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”