In a recent online discussion, a young lady posted something along the lines of: how disgusting certain Haitian foods were. She went on to ask the message board members to list some Haitian foods that they did not like. Ordinarily, I probably would have taken the post very lightly and added my
I am very much an eating out type as I am a cook, probably more so the former than the latter. My friends and family wonder why I eat out so much, since I know how to cook. I try to give them the intellectual and smart answer: I want to explore different cuisines in order to challenge my
As I walked into the Bally's gym in Flatbush, Brooklyn the day after New years day, I was not surprised to find the place packed with folks anxious to get going on that one prominent new years resolution: LOSE WEIGHT! So as I strolled down the rows of people filled treadmills, I realized, that 3 quarters of the gym. was Haitian. As I eavesdropped on a quick convo, I heard a woman saying in her flowery creole, " I definitely need to lose about 40 pounds. So I plan to come here at least 5 times a week after work. I don't really have a problem getting here, my issue is at home. How do I stay away from that rice and griot?" And as I listened in, it occurred to me that her question was one that many others have asked me over the years. Indeed, how does one eat Haitian and still eat healthy?
For the pass couple of months, I have been toying with the idea of being a vegetarian. No reason in particular, simply as a way to force myself to broaden my food choices. I asked myself, if really I couldn't eat chicken, fish,* cabrit* or pork, what would I eat? I challenged myself to find out.
A food inspired Love affair…Having been a caterer & event planner for the past 6 years, I have learned there's one sure way to make anything fun, anywhere, anytime: FOOD! My love affair with food is not so much in eating it, it's more so with the experience of seeing how everyone enjoys it.
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Don't miss this Event...
the New York Haitian Promoters Coalition is back and has announced its 2nd annual Food Festival to take place this July in Brooklyn.
Buy your Tickets now. HERE !! VIP and Table reservations are available.
The New York Haitian Promoters Coalition (NYHPC) would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2nd annual A la Carte: A Food & Culture Festival.
Food and entertainment for the whole family showcasing Caribbean, Haitian and African cuisine. Chefs demo, bands, face painting, drumming and more.
Event hosted by the one and Only Dahved Levy
Corporate Executive Chef at BB Kings Restaurant Chef Patrick Simpson and Chef Natacha Gómez
Music By BoHio Music & Casym Steel Pan
And style show by Sabine's Hallway
And much much more!
Come indulge in the cuisine of the Black Diaspora!
The event will be held on Sunday, July 30th, 2017, at BKLYN Commons, located at 495 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. BKLYN Commons, which provides both an indoor and outdoor environment, is the perfect setting for the festival as it’s situated in the epicenter of the Caribbean and African communities of NYC.
The festival in it’s second year, is the first one of it's kind in NYC targeting the Caribbean, Haitian and African Market. With over 2 million Caribbean and African born immigrants, New York City is a mecca of diversity, culture and exchange.