Haiti is a country of courageous people. During the period of America’s colonial past, it was the only country to have a successful slave rebellion, and they continue to pay for their fighting spirit into our modern time. Besides an eventful past, Haiti also boasts a rich cuisine. Its dishes are influenced by Taino (Native American), Spanish, French and African cultures. When Haitian-American culinary curator Nadege Fleurimond decided to write a book about her motherland, she knew the research started with a journey to each of the Haiti’s ten regions. Although she already knew the recipes, she wanted to learn the soul of Haitian cuisine.
Sarina lives close to the equator on a vibrant island called Trinidad. Her goal: To be the first Caribbean blogger representing her country (and possibly the region) at next year’s Food Blogger Connect (FBC) in London. No problem, right? Well… in the interview below, Sarina explains how the exchange rate doesn’t work well in her favor–among other factors that makes travel difficult. Meanwhile, she’s representing her culture by way of cooking on her food blog, TriniGourmet.com, publishing eBooks, and producing how-to cooking videos. She’s on a mission to spread the love about her comfort food, and MyLifeRunsOnFood.com wants to help her. Learn more about Sarina and make a contribution to her campaign, London Calling. Read more