Monthly Archives: September 2011

Restaurant Review – Presse Café (Crab Feast!)

This weekend has been about food for me. Friday night I went to the Gout et Saveurs Lakay and indulged in Haiti’s traditional food fares made elegant.  The night before found me at Presse Café’s twice-monthly Crab Feast. Say it with … Continue reading

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A Taste of Haiti

“Was that pig ear?” I exclaimed to my colleague. He nodded yes, and I reflected for a moment… “that was DELICIOUS.”  Last night we found ourselves at Gout et Saveurs Lakay (“Taste and Flavors of Home”) , an experimental expo created “to … Continue reading

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Haiti in Photos – “Paquita” Ballet

Saw this photo a few weeks ago and thought I would share. It’s an image of Haitian ballet dancers backstage preparing for a performance of the ballet Paquita. Given everything I’ve written about Haiti, particularly how the country will always … Continue reading

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CDC Health Clinic at Rose Mina Orphanage

Often times, navigating the 1,500 or more NGOs and other organizations in Haiti is a bit of a labyrinth, to put it lightly. Maybe you start by calling one organization, and are directed to another, then find yourself emailing a … Continue reading

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How to Make Soup Joumou (Haitian Pumpkin Soup)

There are two culinary masterpieces in Haiti that define this country for me. The first is side-street chicken, which I’ll describe in a future post. The second, is soup joumou, Haitian pumpkin soup. I’ve made this soup a few times, … Continue reading

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