haitian food

A virtual dish of Diri, Legume and Bannan Peze for Naomi Osaka!

A virtual dish of Diri, Legume and Bannan Peze for Naomi Osaka!

Haitian Tennis Star Naomi Osaka was craving some Haitian Levume and Bannann in LA, so a fan sent her a virtual "Plat diri, bannan peze ak legume"

"Listennnn....now I'm craving," Tresh @treshahollis wrote replying to Naomi Osaka tweet.

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Haiti - Liann Panye (Liane Panier)

Haiti - Liann Panye (Liane Panier)

En Haiti, fèy saa rele Lyann Panier (Lyann Panyen of Liane Panier)... Lakay mwen, nou mete lyann panye nan soup pen, nan mayi moulen ak nan diri les matin... Nou konn fe frikase ak li tou pou manje ak diri blan.

To my Haitians in the diaspora... What is "Lyann Panye" (Lyann Panyen) in ENGLISH?

Le yon moun gen feblès oswa lè-w malad kouche, yo fè yon ti soup ak lyann panier pou-w bwe pou remonte-w...

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Yon plat mayi moulen, sos pwa ak legim san vyann

Yon plat mayi moulen, sos pwa ak legim san vyann

Look at this nice dish of Haitian food: Corn meal with beans sauce and legume which consists of eggplant, spinach, cabbage, carrots, no meat. Add to that some sliced organic avocado and you have yourself a whole food plant based diet.

Gade sa... Bon manje neg andeyo. Yon bel plat mayi moulen blan, sos pwa ak legim berejen ak zepina, chou, kawot, san vyann ak bon zaboka peyi. Sa se yon ban manje kreyol.

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Spices in Haiti: L'ail (Garlic in English)

Spices in Haiti: L'ail (Garlic in English)

Haitians call it "lay" in Creole, no wonder, it's l'ail in French, but in English it is is called Garlic.

Is garlic a vegetable or root?

Many people want to know whether garlic is a spice, a root or a vegetable. Take my word for it, garlic a root vegetable, the type of vegetable that grow underground?

L'ail/Garlic adds the following nutrients to your meal: Manganese, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin C, calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1.

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Spices in Haiti: Poireau (Leek in English)

Spices in Haiti: Poireau (Leek in English)

Haitians call it Powo in Creole, Poireau in French, but in English this vegetable is called Leek.

Leek/Poireau adds the following nutrients to your meal: Vitamin K, Manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, iron and magnesium

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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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RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

Trying to buy rice retails in Haiti? look out for this measuring cup (gode) used for selling rice. In the Haitian marketplace (nan mache) rice is not sold by the pound. Nope! You have to buy by the gode.

In the Capital, Port-au-Prince, they sell rice by 'Ti Mamit' and 'Gro mamit,' in the market places across the Haitian provinces rice sells by 'demi gode' (half cup) and gode (1 cup).

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PHOTO: Haiti - Aransò - Harreng Saur - Smoked Herring for sale in a wheelbarrow

PHOTO: Haiti - Aransò - Harreng Saur - Smoked Herring for sale in a wheelbarrow

Look at this photo... Haiti - Aransò (Smoked Herring) being sold in a wheelbarrow (bourette) at the local market place...

Did you know? The creole word 'Aransò' comes from the french name 'Harreng Saur', the name commonly given by the food industry to salted and smoked herring, to the powerful odor.

What is the most popular fish that Haitians eat?

Believe it or not, smoked herring is the most popular fish that Haitians eat. Second to that is canned sardines.

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Papaya - Nutrition and Health Benefits

Papaya - Nutrition and Health Benefits

Raw papaya pulp contains 88% water, 11% carbohydrates, and negligible fat and protein (table). In a 100 gram amount, papaya fruit provides 43 kilocalories and is a significant source of vitamin C (75% of the Daily Value, DV) and a moderate source of folate (10% DV), but otherwise has low content of nutrients

Read more @ wikipedia.org

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Mayi Boukannen Haiti (Grilled corn)

Mayi Boukannen Haiti (Grilled corn)

Look at this photo... 2 corns on the cob being grilled on top of a Haitian charcoal stove.

Grilled corn on the cob is called Mayi boukannen in Haitian Creole. It is a favorite snack in Haiti, especially during the rainy season when corn is abundant in Haiti.

Gade photo saa... 2 mayi ki ap boukannen sou dife Haiti. Epòk Mayi an Haiti ou jwen mayi boukannen tout kote an Haiti.

Si-w ap viv nan diaspora-a mwen konnen ti photo saa ap fe-w sonje peyi-w... LOL...

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