Get Your Griot: Haitian Food and Cultural Events Coming Up

 

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* * *Pikiliz (hot sauce) * * *

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!

 

 

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Liliane Nerette Louis

 

 


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

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2 Responses to “Get Your Griot: Haitian Food and Cultural Events Coming Up”

  1. SHERLINE
    July 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW IF I CAN GET IN CONTACT WITH MS.LILANE NERETTE LOUIS IN LEARNING TO MAKE HAITIAN FOOD. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS! :)

  2. trina
    July 25, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    Hi Sherline,

    Her Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387273537. You can get in touch with her there.

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