Refrigeration in Haiti - Why do Haitians in Haiti simply hate leftover refrigerated food?

In America, Haitians in the Diaspora call leftover food "YESTERDAY" but in Haiti they call it "Manje Dòmi." Nobody wants to eat manje dòmi... I have a cousin who likes his water freezing cold but he will not eat any food if it spends one night in the refrigerator... Why is that so?

Many Haitians use a refrigerator ONLY to chill water, keep the juice cold and to make ice
Many Haitians use a refrigerator ONLY to chill water, keep the juice cold and to make ice

"Manje a gen gou fwèt," (the food taste cold) he says with his funny smile, "li ban-m dòmi nan je" (it makes me sleepy)

But wait... there is a Microwave in the house but NO WAY will he use that... "Bagay saa bay cancer," he says... LOL...

Most Haitians households in Haiti cook every day... Every single day... and none of that food gets stored away for another day.

To many Haitians, even those in the Diaspora, this is normal. BUT... an Italian-American man once told me that's what refrigeration is for...

"Once upon a time in America, we had housewives," he said. "my these days are long gone. Thank God for refrigeration."

What do you think about that?

You think Haitian men in Haiti will ever get used to eating some "Yesterday?"

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Joseph S says...

They will, once they have no maids to cook for them on a daily

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Rene Florexil says...

Rezon pagen journal pou kenbe mange a Friz lap dekonpoze lap vinn bay

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Fleurdorsemy says...

I thinki it is a matter of habit.

Haitian are not used to storing food for the next day because they are not use to having electricity

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Patrick Princivil says...

Haiti simply hate leftover,

yes, how many people who have a fridge in Haiti?

How many people who have electricity 24 hours a day in Haiti?

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Gdecayette says...

Ce paske yo jwen tolerance.

Kite yo ta rete youne ou feux jou San manje ou ta

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Sem Moise Philippe says...

I think if they get educated and convinced that there is no harm from eating leftover food, as long as it's well refrigerated, they will.
Personal regards,

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Marley Sou Facebook says...

Haitien Haiti pa manje manje ki dòmi nan frijidè paske yo genyen twòp manje, yo gen lajan pou fè manje chak jou epi yo toujou ap pleyen razè, lavi chè, lamizè.

Nou paka fè sa nan USA.

Yo anpeche nou nan diaspora dòmi nan kabann nou nan mande

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Marie says...

Yeah!!!! Your cousin is right, cause when I was in Haiti I never eat manje dòmi because it's make me feel sleepy.

But when I came to America I eat

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Haiti Nouvel Kreyol says...

POUKISA anpil Haitien Haiti yo refize manje manje ki dòmi nan Frijidè?

Pou kisa genyen ladan yo ki pa menm mete li nan frijidè a, yo pito kite manje a gate?

Poukisa ou

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