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)”

“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””

Mayi moulen ak Epina e Zaboka (Cornmeal with Spinach and Avocado)

I often get reproached for always wearing dark and somber colors like black, grey and blue. I love those colors because they make me feel more mature and they slim me down around the waist a little. Also, I’m not the kind of person who loves attention. What people don’t know is that even though I love somber colors, my foodContinue reading “Mayi moulen ak Epina e Zaboka (Cornmeal with Spinach and Avocado)”

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 and party hopping, I didn’t really get the chance to drink some Soup joumou. I will post the recipe in a followingContinue reading “Griot (Fried/Baked Pork)”

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)”