My name is Patricia as many know I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New york. I am of Haitian decent, raised in a Caribbean household my mother who loved to cook has passed down her best techniques and recipes to me and now cooking has became my passion.
The good ole days, I remember my mother always in the kitchen if she was not at work. My favorite dish she used to make was Haitian Macaroni and cheese. She always gave me the job of cutting the block of cheese into cubes. My mother never bought the shredded cheese people buy nowadays she kept it old fashion. Sharp cheddar, evaporated milk, rigatoni pasta etc. you get where I’m going. I loved that after she baked the macaroni and cheese it still had a little milk left over it was never dry so you would get a light cheese sauce dripping on your plate when you took your first spoon full, yumm.
My other inspiration for cooking came from cook books my mother had in the house . The first thing I ever remember making was a Jamaican Patty, well my version at least and it came out pretty good. I remember her telling me that I should sell them like the people that owned lemonade stands lol . I honestly have one of the best memories of cooking as a child that I get to live throughout as an adult. After a while my mother stopped cooking so eventually we had to cook for ourself and put what we learned to use. So there you have it . Now doing what I love while showing others you can do it to. Do it so you can create the same memories and be apart of someones childhood stories.
Thank you for being apart of my journey where I share my best techniques and recipes from my family to yours 🙂