Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Haitian diet

... includes kabrit. I've had kabrit before, but never in the US. And never on a regular basis.

This is Haiti. Goat is a staple here. And I've been eating it quite a bit. It's ok, but personally I'm not a big fan. It's similar to lamb in that it has a distinctive flavor. It's not nearly as pungent as lamb, but it certainly doesn't taste like chicken. I'm thinking it may be something of an acquired taste. We'll see. And hey... I hated yogurt when I went off to college. But by the time I returned to Cheshire... yum.

Dannon fruit on the bottom? Love it now.

Regardless, when in Rome...

Among my dietary delectables, I have fresh fruit and juice everyday. And that I already like. And my fruit intake goes beyond that. I had some sort of banana porridge this morning. It was good by itself, but... with a bit of sugar added it was delicious.

Despite the kabrit... relative to Vietnam, Haiti's diet seems quite similar to CT.

For instance, snake wine was everywhere. It was typically stored in a clear, two gallon glass jug. The snake would be coiled about two thirds of the way up the jug... effectively creating an inner wall for the jug. And it would be a cobra inside with the head standing up and the hood expanded to occupy the top third of the jug. But cobras weren't endangered. When it came to live pangolin, bear paw, monkey brain, tiger penis and rhino horn... everything was available. You'd just have to look around a bit. That stuff was upsetting. But the answer to addressing that stuff is complicated to say the least. Though in a nutshell, the way to end hunting of endangered species in Vietnam is the way to get reelected in the USA this year: jobs, jobs, jobs. But I'm getting way off topic. Gonna hit the sack now.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

Anyone notice that the posts are down about 75 % since tim left
Must have been all tim all along
Too bad its a real shame

Anonymous said...

Notice how Tim's posts on local and political topics are down about 75% since he left.
Might have something to do with fewer public comments

Anonymous said...

Sad to see that nasty is alive and well. Bottom line is Tim's Haiti mission is not a local issue. People appreciate what Tim is doing there but then again it's not impacting them here at home.

Tim S

Anonymous said...

Tim, thanks for the post! So cool to hear about this stuff.

Craig H

Anonymous said...

Why do you continue to have such jealousy?
There are many people who follow Tim here and will continue to.
Hopefully, Tony Perugini's blog will continue to keep us informed on what is going on in local politics.
Too bad there aren't any dems out there with the guts to start their own blog that we can follow. Then a gain, there aren't many holding office in this town.
Give it a break 8:36 & 9:42, it is quite obvious from previous elections that Tim had quite a few followers.
I don't live in his district, but I was and still am a proud follower of Tim White.
Keep up the good work you are doing in Haiti Tim.

Anonymous said...

hey last poster, this is 9:42 AM.
I was agreeing with you, I was refuting 8:36.

Brother Mychal said...

Tim, ignore the naysayers. Take this advice...

Do It Anyway, by Mother Teresa

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Anonymous said...


Tim, you should start writing down all the goat recipes. Cheshire needs a good goat restaurant.

Hope you don't last 2 years down there. It will be great when your back.

Anonymous said...

Interesting stuff, Tim. Keep on keeping us informed of what's happening there in Haiti.

Tony Perugini's blog is getting noticed. I suggest every Tim follower should check it out.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 9:42
Mis-read what you were saying.
Just tired of jerks like 8:36

They can't accept the fact that Tim has followers.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is a lot of posting Tim-good job!

Anonymous said...

Hi, can you tell me if it is the same Snake Wine ?

And do you know where to buy bottles with spyders or other animals/insects ?

Thanks for help.