Foodrhythms

Haiti Food Adventures

Tchakayiti

By Tchakayiti

Caribbean Apricot

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caribbean apricot

For years, I only ate Caribbean Apricot as a jam that I spread on crackers. But ever since I discove...

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It's mango season in Haiti!

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it's mango season in haiti!

Mango season is upon us to Haiti. And with it come endless varieties of mangos that you are invited ...

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Plantains, Full of Life

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plantains, full of life

Plantain trees seem to grow everywhere and anywhere. This is the story of our battle against and lat...

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My first watercress swim

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my first watercress swim

Yes, I have indeed swam in a watercress plant. Never would I have imagined that this herb that we ea...

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Fresh Raw Oysters

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fresh raw oysters

As a child, I was tempted to eat oysters because they were said to hide pearls, but could not erase ...

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Haitian Coffee Cherries

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haitian coffee cherries

This article gives you a peak of what actual coffee cherries looks like before they make their way i...

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Grenadia, Passion Fruit

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grenadia, passion fruit

Passion fruit, the dreaded vine I didn't want planted in our house for the stories I had been told, ...

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Haitian Chocolate

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haitian chocolate

This article explains the steps of turning our locally grown cocoa into Haitian Chocolate, better kn...

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Peanuts discovery

Food

peanuts discovery

For the 20+ years I have been eating peanuts, I had never once imagined that these nuts actually com...

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Let's go pick cherries

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let's go pick cherries

Cherries, those small acidic fruits that earned us many scolding as children. Their juice is extreme...

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Gou & Epis Lakay

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gou & epis lakay

There is nothing quite like our "epis lakay" which makes our food spicy, robust and pungent.

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Avocado

Food

avocado

Avocado season means this fruit is sold everywhere in Haiti. Our avocado tree has dozens of fruits, ...

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Guava

Food

guava

This tells the story of a child who would rather eat a green guava than a ripe one, for she was terr...

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Quenepes

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quenepes

Quenepes, better known as Spanish limes in English, are fruits that are typically harvested and sold...

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Kalbasik

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kalbasik

Kalbasik, small green fruits from the calabash family with a hard shell that is typically opened in ...

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Labapin, Haitian Chestnut

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labapin, haitian chestnut

Labapin are from the breadfruit family but not to be confused with lame veritable. They make for an ...

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Peach Lakou Lakay, Haiti

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peach lakou lakay, haiti

Haiti's peaches even when not fully ripe are a delight. We made this discovery when we handpicked a ...

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Loquat, fruit of Haiti

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loquat, fruit of haiti

Loquat, a tangy yet sweet fruit which grows in the mountains of Haiti where the weather is cooler. T...

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Mandarins, summer fruit?

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mandarins, summer fruit?

Mandarins, fruits which made a four year old learn the hard way that everything should be eaten in m...

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Lakou Lakay

Food

lakou lakay

The lakou lakay section of includes presentations of the fruits of my home garden to help you unders...

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Mayi Boukannen

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mayi boukannen

Corn on the cob in the form of mayi boukannen (griled corn) or mayi bouyi (boiled corn) are popular ...

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Lame Veritable

Food

lame veritable

Lame Veritable which real name is "breadfruit" is a Haitian vegetable eaten boiled, fried, like pres...

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Piment bouc, hot peppers

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piment bouc, hot peppers

This piment bouc story is about the one ingredient that gives our Haitian cuisine its personality, a...

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Haitian Pilon Rhythm

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haitian pilon rhythm

The Haitian Pilon is an essential utensils found in most Haitian kitchens to smash seasonings. Its u...

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Wild berries

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wild berries

One of the greatest pleasures of mountain life in Haiti is to be able to stop along the way during a...

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