Mind If I Taste Your Haiti?

Ever try to taste a country? It’s not easy. Most countries, you have to try to taste on the sly. (“Hey, Tunisia, sorry I dripped that gravy on you; lemme just lick that off like a pal...”) Not Haiti, though. This Saturday, Haiti will be spiced, sauced, and awaiting your insatiable desire to sample it at Taste of Haiti, held on the outdoor plaza at the Museum of Contemporary Art (770 NE 125th St., North Miami). As a part of Haitian Heritage Month, Taste of Haiti uses food as a way into Haitian culture. You will be able to stuff your gut with not only griot and soupe de giraumon but also a lot of lesser-known dishes, showing just how widely spread Haiti’s culinary influence and origins really are. There will also be music, arts and crafts, and a bounce house — because bounce houses are awesome, especially after a small child has eaten half his weight in fried pork chunks. Billy the Marlin will be there too, presumably because Jeffrey Loria thought he could make a couple of bucks by frying up Billy as pwason fris.
Sat., May 11, 3-11 p.m., 2013
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B. Caplan