Welcome to my food blog: HAITI BITES.
My name Sylvie and I am the proud mother of the two most marvelous little boys in the world, my twin sons, Andreas and Mathias, who somehow, are already 10! Time flies! My little sous-chefs and food critics have managed to grow so fast. I am married to a wonderful, caring, and supportive husband, Herbert. Our home is my favorite place on earth.
On a professional level, I am a founding member and managing partner of Blue Mango, an ad agency in Haiti. As a contributing editor to our own N.B. Magazine, a trending culture, events and restaurant guide in Haiti, I enjoy writing and sharing thoughts and ideas.
From my passion for cooking and communicating came the idea of bringing Haiti’s beautiful flavors and colors to the world on a plate, one delicious recipe at a time.
Passion 1: Cooking, my go-to therapy.
After a long day of work, cooking calms my nerves, disconnects me from the chaos of the day, and reconnects me with my family. While cooking during the week offers a bit of respite for me, cooking on the weekends gives me the time to experiment and explore new recipes. Cooking is a source of happiness to me which I can share with loved ones and now YOU.
Passion 2: Haiti, my home country.
Haiti is a country of a thousand colors, textures, sounds, and aromas. It grips you with its raw and crude realities while charming you with its magical and undeniable charm. Its overly expressive. Our welcoming people, along with their loud laughs and genuine generosity, stay with you forever. Haiti bites… and leaves its mark on you.
So many who have visited Haiti have thought they would never come back. Yet someday find themselves right back here saying “What was I thinking staying away for so long?!” Kind of like me saying “what was I thinking starting a food blog?!” It can be overwhelming, but I love it.
Through this food blog, I will share with you another side of home, which you may never have the chance to see or experience unless you visit us. I will attempt to capture what it is that keeps me, among others, mesmerized with Haiti: the tastes of a fresh mango, the smell of freshly ground coffee, the aroma of the earth before the rain, a glass of fresh fruit juice, the laughter of a child running around, the smile of a “pratik” (local street vendor) negotiating the price of freshly picked carrots or artichokes. Mmmm …. Haiti is full of flavors!
From childhood dislikes to our more sophisticated adult palates, from old classics to the modern eclectic twists of fusion flavors, from all the cuisines of the world that I have had the chance of tasting – here you will find a mix of all blended into recipes featuring local ingredients. Haitian fusion recipes, from my heart to your table, for your enjoyment.
Thank you for visiting my food blog and thank you Frederic Dupoux for this wonderful photo and to my team at N.B. for convincing me to show my face.
Enjoy! And as we say: “Bon Appétit !”
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when
there is nothing left to take away.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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