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.