Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Americans Try Haitian food for the first time.

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Americans Try Haitian food for the first time.

Sofrito Lovers,

Griot, Cabrit fricassee, and Lambi.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then you've never had Haitian food!  Haitian cuisine is a combination of African, French, and Taino flavors that tantalize and mesmerize your taste buds.  One of the most delicious Caribbean cuisines, Haitian food is usually a mystery to most Americans.

Below, I've posted a tasting video from Buzzfeed, which features Americans tasting Haitian food for the first time.  Usually, these videos are hilarious because Americans consider anything outside of fast food culture as "exotic" or "unusual!"  The participants in this series are typically afraid to try new things, but in this video you see what happens when you're open minded and most importantly open "palated!"

It was wonderful to see people experiencing a new cuisine and loving it.  Again, I love these videos because they can be really funny, but I also love it when people gain an appreciation for something new.  Variety is the spice of life, people! Fear and hesitation keep us small and uncultured! Go out there and try something new!  Your palate will thank you!

Watch the video, go get some Haitian food, and ¡Buen provecho!

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