Cooking in Haiti

Cooking in Haiti: Why do Haitians still use Charcoal to cook instead of Propane (LPG)?

Haiti: CHARBON Vs PROPANE (LPG) -- Based on my experience cooking with propane in Haiti, I truly believe it is more economical than cooking with charcoal. So why do Haitians continue to cook with charcoal?

What is Haitian Lalo - What does the Lalo leaf look like?

What is Haitian Lalo? Most Haitians from the Artibonite region of Haiti love this Legume Fey called Lalo. It is a staple food in the area. If you've never seen it before, this what the lalo leaf looks like...

Haitians cook Everything with Aranso (smoked herring) dont they?

Haitian Cuisine -- Aransò (Harreng Saur), the name for smoked herring in Haiti, is used almost like a food spicing the way so many Haitians use it. Haitians cook everything with aransò. You want to make the food taste better, put some aransò in it...

Haitian Spaghetti - If I asked you to cook a Spaghetti Creole for me how would ou cook it?

I woke up this morning and felt like eating a Haitian Spaghetti, a "Spaghetti Creole," the only problem is I couldnt to explain to my cousin how to cook it...

Haiti - ALL These Tomatoes for 75 Gourdes, about $1.25 US, Great Deal OR La Vie Cher?

A Haitian farmer walks by my house in Hinche Haiti with a big "panier" of organic tomatoes and sells me a one-gallon bucket full of tomatoes for 75 gourdes... That's about $1.25 US for more than 60 medium tomatoes... Is that a great deal OR "La Vie Cher"?

Haiti Cuisine - 10 goud LALO bay tout kay la manje - Mesi Manman Doudou LOL...

Mezanmi... Pri tout manje importe ap monte nan peyi Dayiti akoz dola US la k-ap vale teren... Men Gras Bondye, LALO vann 3 pake pou 10 goud nan mache Hinche jiskaprezan... Sa fè-m anvi chante: "Manman Doudou, Papa Cheri, ban nou manje, LALO peyi!" LOL...

Will Haitians Ever STOP using Charcoal as a Cooking Fuel?

When I returned in Haiti almost three years ago, the very first decision I made was to BAN the use of charcoal (Charbon de Bois) from my house... No more chabon, not even for ironing clothes... So far, it's been successful in my house BUT... Can Haitians Ever DETACH themselves from charcoal as cooking fuel?

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?

Haiti Idea Factory - The stove that burns less charcoal

Imagine a stove that burns 55% less charcoal, made in Haiti... The ideas needed change Haiti already exist somewhere out there. It is up to us, pitit peyi-a, to borrow these ideas and bring them home.

Haiti - Lemon Is A Hard To Find Commodity

Hinche, Haiti - I have been trying to get my hands on some fresh lemons for a homemade medicine...