Every January 1st, “Soup Joumou” is a must for us Haitians. My mother even began cooking hers on New Year’s Eve. My children love it and my non-Haitian Friends have been enjoying it.
Apparently, the root of our soup Joumou, which is squash soup, dated way back to our independence in 1804. It seems like Haitian slaves were not allowed to have that soup; only the masters could eat it. When we obtained our independence in 1804, the slaves were finally able to consume that delectable soup.
As far as I know, wherever Haitians reside, you will find a huge pot of Soup Joumou on New Year’s Day.
That looks so good! Wow. I haven’t heard of it before, but now I want to try it.
My kids love it and maybe if you are nearby, I will make you some, Jessica.
This looks like such a delicious and healthy soup! I love the history behind it!
It is really flavorful April. My mom shared it with me and I make sure to share my culture with my kids as well.
This soup looks amazing! I’ve never heard of the tradition, and love learning about other culture’s food. We don’t have a traditional New Years meal in my family.
It is very flavorful Stephanie. I do enjoy learning about the culture and tradition of different ethnic groups. I am also a foodie who loves to try different food.
I’ve eaten this soup before and it tastes so delicious, especially with bread! I can never get enough of it! It is so interesting to see how Haitians carry on this tradition to celebrate their independence. Thank you so much for sharing a part of your culture with us. Maybe I should learn how to make this soup and share it with my friends 🙂
I will make sure to post the recipe Melody, so you can try and share pics with us.
With it so so cold right now we are all eating all the soups! This one looks so delish. Last night we made traditional Kimchi Jjigae and this time of year a good stew really hits the spot!
Lauren, I would love to taste your traditional Kimchi Jjigae soup. I will try to google the recipe, and who knows, it will be in one of my posts. Stay warm.
I am really not a soup person, but this soup really looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!
I wish you could taste it, Latisha!