The Food

 

Haitian cuisine originates from a blend of several culinary styles that populated the western portion of the island of Hispaniola, namely the French, African, Taíno natives, and Spanish influence.

Haitian dishes are comparable to that of creole or criollo (Spanish for creole) cooking and similar to the rest of the Latin-Caribbean but differ in several ways from its regional counterparts.

While Haitian cuisine is unpretentious and simple, the flavors are bold and spicy that demonstrate a primary influence of African culinary aesthetic, paired with a very French sophistication.

But, one very important thing to mention, No two Haitian dishes are ever the exactly the same but they still portray the same ingredients and flavor that make it unique to the Haitian culture.