Annick Mégie is the food blogger, photographer, recipe developer behind the bilingual Haitian food blog TchakayitiHello, my name is Annick Mégie. Born and raised in Haiti, I grew up in the hills of Port-au-Prince where I was often off hiking with my father and close friends. Our hiking adventures often included food experiences during which we discovered, or sometimes rediscovered, our local gastronomy. Whether it be at home or in the neighborhood, I have always been surrounded by gardens. We often grew vegetables in our yard at home, which, today, has become a real orchard which produce you will soon discover on this blog.

I’ve thus experienced our local gastronomy in many ways. This is one of the many reasons I chose to create a blog where I will share some of my culinary memories, hoping to keep Haiti’s cuisine alive.

My goal?

Share a digital gastronomic directory of the Haitian cuisine that goes beyond simple recipes gathered here and there in order to compile anecdotes that give life to the aromas, smells and tastes of my country.

Since I am not a chef, my goal is not to constantly share recipes. I will, however, share recipes as I find them. If you don’t find proportions, don’t hold it against me. The Haitian cuisine rarely has well defined proportions as I explain in the Standard Measuring Tools?!? article. Haitians cook with their heart and, most importantly, their taste buds. As a Haitian, I do the same.

Don’t hesitate to contact me should you have suggestions or should you wish to contribute to the blog.

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