Learning the Haitian Way
I’ve been in Haiti for almost 2 weeks now, which is longer than either of my previous two experiences. Sometimes I feel like I should be going home right about now, but soon realize I still have six weeks left. Since I am going to be here longer than before, I have been experiencing a lot more things in the same amount of time of my previous trips. This time I feel like I’m actually eating more of a variety of Haitian food. I’ve also been told way more now that “that isn’t the way we do it in Haiti.” While spending a lot of time with Dr. Jacque, he has given me some real lessons on “the Haitian way.” He has shown me different techniques to eating some of the food they eat. He has also shown me the best way to eating meat off of the bone. When I eat fish or other meats in the United States, usually I don’t worry about the bones most of the time, unless it’s something like chicken. When I eat the fish here I get a whole fish and have to look out for every little piece of bone.
Learning the Haitian Way,