Last year, I wrote in the Under the Sun blog about a Haitian cooking demonstration. I shared recipes and tips by Haitian cook and folklorist Liliane Nerette-Louis. That post about how to prepare griot (seasoned, fried pork), its accompanying pikliz hot sauce and acra (malanga fritters) garnered so many comments and emails from folks asking how they could learn more from Nerette-Louis.
So, I wanted to share some news of Nerette-Louis’s upcoming food demonstrations for all of those who are eager to learn more. Since she no longer lives in South Florida, it’s best to take advantage of these lessons when you can. And they’re free!
All of the events are at 2 p.m. at the City of North Miami Library at 835 NE 132nd Street in North Miami. The library phone number is (305) 891-5535.
Haitian Food and Culture Events with Liliane Nerette-Louis
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Lecture on the Creole language
Folktales that include proverbs
Demonstration and tasting: pain patate (sweet potato pudding) and acra (malanga fritters)
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Lecture on Haitian folktales
History of pork and folktales
Demonstration and tasting: griot (seasoned fried pork), fried plantain and pikliz (hot sauce)
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Lecture on Haitian folk medicine
Display of curative plants and leaves from Haiti
Demonstration and tasting: conch and Haitian juice