1. haititourisminc:

Haitian food - A new way to see and feel Haiti

    haititourisminc:

    Haitian food - A new way to see and feel Haiti

    Reblogged from: haititourisminc
  2. A Haitian Treasure: Jirof (Clove)

Cloves are arguably the most common spice used in Haitian cuisine, even though they aren’t cultivated as widely as in other parts of the world.  Because cloves are so potent, only a few pieces are needed to give mega flavor to a dish. Cloves blend beautifully with a variety of herbs and spices which is another reason why they are so popular. Think about all of your quintessential Haitian treats. The diri ak djon djon, jambon, mayi moulen, griyo (for some), CREMAS, etc. As a kid and even now, I remember accidentally biting on cloves in these different dishes and literally crying with frustration because it tasted so bad. I’m sure all Haitians have had this experience! It’s quite inevitable actually.  My cousins and I used to try and pick them out before eating ANY of our grandma’s dishes because we knew they had to be in there somewhere! Thanks manman. But it’s also so worth it because I’ve eaten food that hasn’t been flavored with jirof and they’ve all been uninspiring.

(via Naïka in Balance)

    A Haitian Treasure: Jirof (Clove)

    Cloves are arguably the most common spice used in Haitian cuisine, even though they aren’t cultivated as widely as in other parts of the world.  Because cloves are so potent, only a few pieces are needed to give mega flavor to a dish. Cloves blend beautifully with a variety of herbs and spices which is another reason why they are so popular. Think about all of your quintessential Haitian treats. The diri ak djon djon, jambon, mayi moulen, griyo (for some), CREMAS, etc. As a kid and even now, I remember accidentally biting on cloves in these different dishes and literally crying with frustration because it tasted so bad. I’m sure all Haitians have had this experience! It’s quite inevitable actually.  My cousins and I used to try and pick them out before eating ANY of our grandma’s dishes because we knew they had to be in there somewhere! Thanks manman. But it’s also so worth it because I’ve eaten food that hasn’t been flavored with jirof and they’ve all been uninspiring.

    (via Naïka in Balance)

  3. vagabondsdiary:

    My perfect meal…. yes I’m very Haitian.

    Reblogged from: vagabondsdiary
  4. sateria:

    This is a VEGAN variant of the Haitian Soup Joumou. I wanted to create a soup that gave homage to both my heritage as a Haitian and an African American, incorporating the traditional squash, collard greens, and black eyed peas! READ BELOW FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND RECIPE!

    BACKGROUND: On January 1, 1804, the Republic of Haiti gained independence from French colonial rule. Before this day, a Haitian slave was forbidden from eating Joumou, an exotic squash native to the island.

    They were restricted to a diet of an ounce of salted meat/fish with a piece of bread and a can of lemonade. The French settlers would eat the delicious soup joumou, bragging how wonderful it was and that the slaves could not eat it because it would give them intellect.

    When the Haitians conquered the war in Gonaives, Jean Jacques Dessaslines declared that Haitians were free! A huge pot of Soup Joumou was made in the center of the city and given in mass communion style. 

    Soup Joumou is not only a tradition to Haitian households, it is a symbol of an answered prayer for peace, freedom, and brotherhood.

    RECIPE: Chop yellow squash, radishes, carrots, black eyed peas & collard greens (for good fortune). Boil to a simmer with vegetable broth. Once vegetables are tender, add squash puree and seitan and season to taste. 

    Reblogged from: afrique-ayiti
  5. thirdworldgirl-:

Soup Joumou! Happy Haitian Independence Day (Taken with instagram)

    thirdworldgirl-:

    Soup Joumou! Happy Haitian Independence Day (Taken with instagram)

    Reblogged from: thirdworldgirl-
  6. timoza:

#GetInMyBelly (Taken with Instagram at La Patissiere)

    timoza:

    #GetInMyBelly (Taken with Instagram at La Patissiere)

    Reblogged from: timoza
  7. You know you’re Haitian when all you can think about on NYE is soup joumou.  Word! (If you want the easy vegetarian version, let me know.)

    Version 1 - IslandFlave.com

    Version 2 - HaitiXchange.com

    Why we eat Soup Joumou:

    Soup Joumou is traditionally consumed every New Years’ on January 1 as a historical tribute to Haiti’s independence in 1804 where newly freed slaves consumed pumpkin soup, a meal forbidden them by their French masters.

    Thank you for following!

  8. klassygirlkartel:

On South Beach, going in on some Haitian food. Love my culture.

    klassygirlkartel:

    On South Beach, going in on some Haitian food. Love my culture.

    Reblogged from: reeferrae
  9. artisticbeauty53:

Gma leavin 2moro, bt look what she made this morning :) (Taken with instagram)

    artisticbeauty53:

    Gma leavin 2moro, bt look what she made this morning :) (Taken with instagram)

    Reblogged from: artisticbeauty53
  10. ricepeasandpelau:

Riz djon djon (the only thing i eat that involves mushrooms)
It has a real hearty and comforting taste.

    ricepeasandpelau:

    Riz djon djon (the only thing i eat that involves mushrooms)

    It has a real hearty and comforting taste.

    Reblogged from: fleur-noire
  11. hahayou:

Taso bèf, banann pézé ak pikliz. 

    hahayou:

    Taso bèf, banann pézé ak pikliz. 

    Reblogged from: hahayou
  12. Reblogged from: haitianfactsandsayings
  13. fantasticedibles:

Pain Patate (Sweet Potato Pudding Cake) 

    fantasticedibles:

    Pain Patate (Sweet Potato Pudding Cake) 


    Reblogged from: fantasticedibles
  14. mitsou21:

PIKLIZ!
Pou moun ki renmen bagay pike… 
:)

    mitsou21:

    PIKLIZ!

    Pou moun ki renmen bagay pike… 

    :)

  15. establishedin88:

    In honor of Haitian Flag Day next week Wed I decided to post some FAVORITE Haitian foods! 

    you know every Haitian household HAS to have these- Plikiz

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    Akra -so good 

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    Pen patat - I GO HARD FOR THIS! wooshh——

    Legume 

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    Haitian Kremas 

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    okay enough of  making you guys hungry…I’m going to try and attempt to make some Legume 

    Reblogged from: establishedin88
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