Haitian Cuisine

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Taught by Wynnie Lamour

Wynnie learned English as a second language and speaks English with a generic American English accent. She self indentifies as a language junkie and has fed her addiction to language with a degree in Linguistics and Spanish. As a Haitian-American living in Brooklyn, she enjoys doing things that demonstrate her bi-cultural nature -- from cooking traditional Haitian food like akra and bannann pize to enjoying a ballgame at Yankee stadium.

Wynnie currently teaches Haitian Creole at the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York while craftfully dodging marriage and baby questions from her 86 year old grandmother.

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Have you ever wondered what exactly IS Haitian cuisine? Maybe you've been to a Haitian restaurant and you're dying to recreate at home that wonderful dish that you had. Or you're just a foodie who's looking to try something new. Look no further! Come learn what makes Haitian cuisine unique.

This class session will include a discussion about the history of Haitian cuisine and its many influences, a review of traditional Haitian spices, and a cooking lesson during which we will cook a full Haitian meal.

Come prepared to eat and learn why the way to the hearts of so many Haitian people is through their stomachs!

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