Food Of Haiti
My Dad and I found a whole lot of yummy recipes at Haitian-Recipes.com. I was able to choose a appetizer, main course or dessert. I chose dessert. It is called Benitas Paid de Mais. It had 2 sticks of butter, a cup of brown sugar, a cup of white sugar, 2 eggs, 2 bananas, 1 cup of flour, 2 cups of cornmeal, 1 can carnation milk, 1 lemon zest, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of ginger, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and a cup of shredded coconut. It recipe said to use rum, but I am too young for rum.
We baked it at 350 for one hour, and ate the whole thing in twenty minutes. Yummy!
Holidays of haiti
- 2-Jan Ancestors'Day: It celebrates the when the Haitians won their freedom from slavery.
- 18-Nov Battle of Vertieres: It celebrates how the Haitians won a battle against the French.
- 5-Dec Decouverte of Haiti: It Celebrates Christopher Columbus coming to Haiti in 1492
Haitian Steel Drum Art: The art is made out of recycled steel drums. According to Haitimetalart.com, "Haitian art is recognized throughout the world, both canvas paintings and decorative steel metal art. For your pleasure they offer a wide selection of very fine hand hammered Haitian drum art. They claim we will appreciate the talent of their Haitian metal artists in creating their detailed metal wall hangings from a simple, recycled steel, 55 gallon steel oil drum."
My dad and I found a African Music TV on the internet. We listened to a popular haitian song called, "Jou A La" by Zouk Shabba. The music sounds fun and happy. I can hear drums, a type of trumpet or horn, some bongos, and guitars. You should watch it.
ZOUK - SHABBA - Jou A La - official Music Video - HAITIAN MUSIC - AFRICAN MUSIC TV
The most popular dance is called meringue. I think this was the type of music I chose in the video, too. I found a video of it to show what it looks like.
Merengue Haitian, Havana, 2012