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Product Details

  • Series: Hippocrene Cookbook Library
  • Hardcover: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books; Expanded edition (July 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781809983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781809986
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Taste of Haiti provides both connoisseurs and novices of Haitian cuisine a chance to expand their culinary skills. -- Gary Pierre-Pierre, Haitian Times

This book is not only a handy reference; it is also a testimony of love, family harmony, and strong determination. -- Yvon Nicolas, Haiti Progres --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Author

My main purpose for writing this book was to document culinary delights for those Haitians born and/or raised in this country, or in different parts of the world, as well as for those interested in what make this cuisine so good. I hope Haitians everywhere are as proud of it as I am. It is a great honor for me to play a part in documenting Haitian cuisine. This is my tribute to the lovely people of Haiti and their scrumptious food. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I bought this book for my sisters.
Marly Rateau
Also recommended, "The Art & Soul of Haitian Cooking".
Anna Julia
This book is very easy to read and understand.
Marjorie Fortin

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Marjorie Fortin on May 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
As a hatian american i've been looking for years for a haitian cookbook, but just like the author stated in her book you just couldn't find any. This book is very easy to read and understand. This book has your everyday dishes and recipes for special occasians, there is something in it for everyone. You can find the ingredients at your supermarket. And what i love is that she puts the english, french, and creole when she titles the recipe. That way everybody knows what she is talking about. It's true good thing comes to those who wait. I can't brag enough about this book. Just like i said go buy it.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Anna Julia on September 13, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Although this is not the first Haitian cookbook on the North American market, it is an excellent resource! "A Taste of Haiti" is filled with authentic recipes and family remembrances of Haitian foodways. It is a great introduction to Haitian cooking. Also recommended, "The Art & Soul of Haitian Cooking". An award winning cookbook published in 2001 by The Haitian Institute in Washington, DC.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
As a haitian american, I truely love this book. It provides me with the little details needed to cook like my Mom. Thank Mirta for putting it down on paper.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. Vertus on October 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful resource for those who are unfamiliar with Haitian cuisine and those of us who did not watch our Haitian mothers in the kitchen. Each dish's name is accompanied by its Creole, French and English name. I found this to be extremely helpful. I love the introductory paragraphs at the beginning of some recipes, explaining the history and/or meaning of the dishes. This definitely puts what you are cooking into perspective and makes the dishes more personal. My only criticism is the lack of photos. A photo of a dish or two would have been an excellent visual, and I say this on behalf of those who are not familiar with Haitian cuisine.

Definitely a fixture in the kitchen.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Andre on October 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My Wife recently bought this fabulous book for me at our local bookstore and I have say, WOW. The recipes could not be more accurate. There has been no manipulation of recipes to accomodate the unadventerous. It's nice to see something like this book finally happen in the 21st century.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Carre on July 1, 2006
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Authentic Haitian recipes......gotta love it. Everytime I want to get a home cooked meal, I go cheaper than traveling back home to NY, and cook up a recipe from this book. The author has done an excellent job of researching authentic ingredients and following the recipes my family have also created over the years. This is a collector's item for me, no other cookbook rates higher for Haitian cooking. My sister has been begging me to get her a copy for years, maybe I should finally buy one for her!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D, A & M's mama on May 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
As a twice-times visitor to Haiti and now an adoptive mom to Haitian children not yet home, I have very much wanted to obtain authentic Haitian recipes and get to practice. I appreciate the easy-to-follow, straight forward instructions and history/origin provided for many of the recipes. My yummy favorites (and easy to start with)...Diri kole ak pwa rouj -- and -- Bannann peze. This cookbook will provide one simple way for me to help keep Haitian culture alive in my adopted childrens' lives. Thank you, Mirta!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Caribbean Woman on December 1, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I was so excited to find there was a haitian cookbook out there for me to buy. I am a haitian american and I didn't watch my mother cook when I was growing up( I was too busy playing. lol) So, this book makes me realize now that it's not to late for me learn. I will be able to pass on the tradition to the next generation.
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