Soup Joumou - How to Make it and Why We Eat It
Posted Dec 31, 2012
Soup Joumou is a traditional thick and hearty Haitian soup made of pumpkin, beef, and rice. The dish represents Haitian defiance of the French colonial powers, who had declared that slaves could not eat soup. Eating this soup on New Year’s Day is a tradition past on from generation to generation to celebrate Haitian Independence Day every first of January. On this day, families across Haiti sit down to have a bowl of this soup.