Sunday, January 1, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR & Happy Haitian Independence Day!!!!


Let's eat some soup Joumou...

Every 1st of the year, traditionally most Haitian homes serve soup joumou. Even though it's called soup, this pumpkin stew is hearty and filled with various roots, big chunks of beef, greens and lots of flavor. This soup is served each year on the 1st of January as a reminder of the struggle, perseverance and success in the battle to gain their independence. Like African Americans who believe eating collard greens and black eye peas on the first day of the year brings good luck and prosperity, Haitians believe that eating a bowl of soup joumou also brings those same fortunes.

From my family to yours HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Recipe soon to follow. 

1 comment:

  1. Would love for you to share your soup Joumou recipe!