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Roasted turkey with carrot and potato stuffing
Spaghetti with Sausage
Rice and red beans
Chicken Creole with green beans and salad russe
Sweet Potato Bread (Pain-Patate)
Haitian Creole Cuisine is heavily rooted in the French and African traditions with Spanish and Taino-Indians culinary influences. It involves mostly the use of strong spices and herbs that give it a unique flavor as well as a truly historical and multi-cultural experience.
Haitian cuisine originates from several culinary styles brought by the Taíno Amerindians, the Spanish, the French, and the Africans when they populated the western portion of the island of Hispaniola from the pre-columbian era to Haiti's independence in 1804.
The Tainos left their staples, the Spanish carried their cooked green peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic, the French brought their stews and soups, the Africans introduced okra, pigeon peas.
This multi-cultural heritage rendered a method of cooking that is traditionally based on natural spices and herbs, thus making the Haitian Creole Cuisine very delicious and renowned.
* ** Every region in Haiti provides their own traditional recipes inherited from the indigenous people who populated the area and left their most delicious meals. In your city of origin, you might be familiar with a popular recipe that you would like to share with the world, so we can make diners taste your hometown's culinary experiences.