The Real Treasure of the Caribbean: Haiti, Part 3. Liberty Soup.

This very special soup, eaten by every Haitian on January 1st, brings us to the New Year. Happy, healthy, and safe 2021, Beautiful People – enjoy!


The final and the most important installment of this set of recipes (for Part 1, click here; for Part 2, click here) is unique – where else do you see a dish that symbolizes liberty? On January 1st, Haitians celebrate not only the beginning of a new year, but first and foremost, the beginning of their country’s independence, and they celebrate it by eating Soup Joumou – the pumpkin soup, or yellow soup, as they call it.

The Statue of the Unknown Maroon (runaway slave), by Haitian sculptor A. Mangones, proudly stands in front of the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince as a symbol of the Haitian slave revolution that won Haiti her freedom in 1804 and thus created the second independent nation after the United States. No wonder this unique historical event is celebrated by a unique dish, a combination of soup and stew, but more on the…

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  1. Nisha Sharma says:

    That sounds delish. Wonderful series

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    1. Thank you so much! A happy, healthy, and safe New Year to you!


  2. That does sound like a delightful soup, excellent for a cold New Year’s Day.

    Praying you have a blessed and beautiful Happy New Year!

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    1. I doubt they have cold New Year’s days in Haiti, not more than we do in South Florida, but the soup is truly fabulous.
      Thank you so much, dear Mimi! A happy, healthy, and safe New Year to you and yours!


    1. Thank you very much, Derrick.

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  3. Lulu: “Happy New Year’s Eve!”

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    1. Thanks, Lulu, and everyone else!
      Happy, healthy, and safe 2021 to you, guys!
      Meows and purrs from The Cat Gang.


    1. It is, but it contains carbs on top of carbs topped with more carbs. I am not making it any time soon!

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