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Tchakayiti
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haitian food, food blog, haiti
haitian food, food blog, haiti

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[:en]Imagine yourself on the road back to Port-au-Prince from a great day at the beach. The mountain is on one side of the open road in front of you while the ocean teasingly follows you on the other side as the sun sets. Filled with nostalgia, you can’t…

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[:en]It’s 5 o’clock. I am getting home from work. Upon my arrival, I am greeted with numerous questions. My mom found a bowl of mango blan in the fridge and wants to know whether I am the one who sliced it and put it there or not. A bit confused about…

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[:en]What do you do when you have too many peaches? Why, you make a homemade peach jam of course! And if you are Haitian, you freestyle that recipe! Two weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Pinterest feed when all of a sudden it hit me that it was peach…

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[:en]Two years ago, I was marveling at the beauty of perusing through our at-home garden. Yesterday, after work, I took that same walk and came back as enchanted as before. This time, one of our fruit trees brought a smile to my face for memories came…

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[:en]Imagine being absorbed in your work when suddenly: po’w, po’w, po’w…an avalanche of mango kòn makes you jump out of your seat. You jump because you don’t yet know that these are merely mango bullets. Your heart starts pounding; you don’t dare step…

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[:en]A first communion without marinade? Have you lost your mind!! Pa gen komunyon san marinade! (You can’t have a first communion without marinade!) For many Haitian families, mine included, marinades are an intrinsic part of any first communion…

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[:en] A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to finally enjoy the savory dish pictured above thanks to an uncle who had brought me some back from a trip outside of Port-au-Prince. I was ecstatic at the sight of the to-go plate for it had been more than a…

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[:en]Dear readers, I am back. Yes, finally. I apologize for my long absence. This month marks two years since I first started writing this blog. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty and apologize for neglecting to share these…

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[:en] – Should we cook the rice and meat first? – The recipe says not to cook them, but you know what? Let’s cook them. – Then again, maybe they know what they’re talking about… – But hold on, if you guys don’t plan to cook it, you need to wash the rice…

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[:en]Growing up, there was nothing I hated more than our bi-weekly visits to the butcher. Every Tuesday and Friday, on our way home, my dad would park the car on the roadside right in front of the butcher’s small shop where he would spend a good 30 to 45…
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