Cooking in Haiti

Cooking Haitian Style: Spice it up with some leek, parsley and Tomatoes

Cooking Haitian Style: Spice it up with some leek, parsley and Tomatoes

Many Haitians use these tasty vegetables to spice up their foods everyday: Poireau (leek), Persil (parsley), and tomate (tomato).

I my house, I stay way from all the artificial flavorings that are often loaded with sodium and use natural spices and herbs to cook delicious all natural Haitian food.

Cooking: A Haitian woman mashing up poireau (leek), with garlic and other spices in her pilon Cooking: A Haitian woman mashing up poireau (leek), with garlic and other spices in her pilon

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Cooking: A Haitian woman mashing up poireau (leek), with garlic and other spices in her pilon

Cooking: A Haitian woman mashing up poireau (leek), with garlic and other spices in her pilon

All my life, I've seen the Haitian women in my house mash up poireau (leek), with garlic and other spices in their "pilon" to use as natural seasoning when cooking but I never bothered to know what it was good for besides the flavor it adds to the food we eat.

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Daily Haitian food shopping list - Groceries from the local marketplace

Daily Haitian food shopping list - Groceries from the local marketplace

Here are some typical groceries a Haitian person will buy from the local marketplace (nan mache) to cook for the day:

  • Eggs
  • Lemon
  • Green peppers
  • Parsley,
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Sour orange
  • Garlic
  • Bouillon cubes
  • Tomato paste

An Kreyol...

Haitien an soti nan maché, li pote Ze, citron, piment vèt, pèsi, pwa, diri, zoranj, lay, maggi, siv, pat tomat. etc... Manje Peyi... Bon bagay...

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Haitian Cuisine - Griot with Rice and Beans invades the New York Times LOL...

Haitian Cuisine - Griot with Rice and Beans invades the New York Times LOL...

There is no denying, Griot (spiced, marinated cubes of pork) with rice and beans, is a national dish in Haiti... But it looks darn good on the New York Times web site... LOL...

Read this Haitian Flag Day article from the New York Times:
A Day to Celebrate Haiti's Flag, and Its Foods

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Haiti: Mayi Sèch - Dried / Dehydrated Corn

Haiti: Mayi Sèch - Dried / Dehydrated Corn

Look at this photo... In Haiti it is easy to dehydrate corn: Just put it in the sun! lol...

Dried corn from my little Haitian farm cut ahead of hurricane Maria.

Removing the corn kernels from the cob is called "grennen mayi" in Haiti.

After you remove the corn kernels from the cob the next step is "Moulin Mayi" grinding the corn to turn in into Haitian cornmeal (Mais Moulin)

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Haiti: Sanble Dife, Chabon Bwa - Charcoal burning

Haiti: Sanble Dife, Chabon Bwa - Charcoal burning

Look at this photo... In Haiti this is called "Sanble Dife," the process of starting a charcoal wood fire.

The metal piece holding the charcoal is called a "Recho".

Charcoal as Cooking fuel: Wikipedia says "Prior to the industrial revolution charcoal was occasionally used as a cooking fuel." I guess the industrial revolution has not yet arrived in Haiti because charcoal is still the main cooking fuel in the country.

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Haitian Style Spaghetti - The Ingredients

Haitian Style Spaghetti - The Ingredients

Here are the ingredients for cooking a Haitian Spaghetti: Onions, smoked herring (2 mak aransò), Hot pepper (piment), Garlic (lay) and other spices... Ketchup, and of course SPAGHETTI... LOL

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Haiti - Ti Fi ki pa konn Bouyi Manyok, CHITA Kay Manman w... LOL..

Haiti - Ti Fi ki pa konn Bouyi Manyok, CHITA Kay Manman w... LOL..

Gade photo saa... Yo bay demoiselle la bouyi yon manyok, li BOULE manyok la, li fè Manioc au Gratin... LOL...

Kijan yo di sa en Francais? Manioc Brulé oswa Manioc au Gratin?

Menm yon manyon moun nan pa ka bouyi epi li bezwen yon bon gason.

Wa chlebe pa w... epi li pa ka fe manje pou sove lavi li...

Kisa ou panse de sa???

Kite yon mesaj

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PHOTO: Haiti Cuisine - Sa k'ap Kwit Laa?

PHOTO: Haiti Cuisine - Sa k'ap Kwit Laa?

Gade photo saa bien... Kilès ki ka di-m kisa k-ap kwit laa??? Eske ou manje li deja?

Sou yon resho chabon dife, genen yon chodyè ak yon bagay nwa ladan-l... Kiyè ap bwase li, Eske ou ka di-m kisa ou ye?

Fok ou konn la pou-w al la? LOL

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PHOTO: Haiti - Bon Manje Kreyol

PHOTO: Haiti - Bon Manje Kreyol

Gade photo saa... Yon bon diri shela kole ak pwa, banan peze, sos viann ak yon bon salad kreyol... Manman Doudou... N'ap kore prodiksyon nasyonal la... LOL...

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