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Tune into tomorrow’s show as we welcome musical guests Monvelyno Alexis and Riva Précil also known as Bohio Music. This amazing duo delivers a wonderful blend of Haitian Vodou and Roots music. You will be thoroughly entertained with their sensual vocals and guitar.

We also welcome LIVE in the studio Ingrid Austin-Daniels of Cornbread and Cremasse with the monthly “Blague” segment and Manolia Live returns with the Haitian AllStarZ news update.

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This blog entry was submitted by artist Gelan Lambert, an artist Haitian descent, versatile in all art disciplines who has been blessed to have graced the stage with legends.  Learn more about Gelan at http://www.facebook.com/GelanLambertJr

 

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What a fantastic name for a blog! A homage to two great cultures birthed through Mother Africa!

When I’m homesick for Haitian cuisine, one of the things you’ll find me doing is combing the streets of NYC for Lambi, an aromatic concoction of stewed Creole tomato sauce and conch perched on a bed of pillowy steamed rice. Unabashedly, its my foot stomping Hallelujah go to meal of the day. When its done right, expect a savory festival in your mouth and to be left in a state of culinary euphoria. Legend says that it also has amorous properties; however, that’s another story for another time! Now back to the subject at hand!

After doing some research on cornbread, I discovered that Native Americans created the first
prototype from corn meal. Corn, originally known as maize was the foundation for a plethora of nutritious corn based foods such as corn syrup, corn pudding and succotash, a mixture of beans and corn meal. Subsequently cornbread became an integral part of African American cuisine incorporating various parts of animal scraps, leftovers and root vegetables eventually known as ‘Soul Food’. Symbolic in nature, there is also a direct correlation between traditional African food and Soul Food which speaks to ancestral memory passed down from one generation to the next. On the other hand, Cremasse, is a Haitian beverage that consists of Barbancourt rum, coconut, carnation milk and spices. Usually its imbibed on special occasions and celebrations. In a recent conversation with my mother, I found out that she made Cremasse for her very own wedding! Who knew? My first experience with this special libation was several years ago. I can recall vividly when it touched my palette it reminded me of candy with a strong hint of vanilla ice cream, coconut icy and alcohol. It went down smooth and warmed my entire being. When it ‘Hits’ you, be prepared to R E A L LY feel it!.
I generally don’t take alcohol, but with Cremasse, I always make an exception. LOL!

One of the wondrous things about the digital age is that we can literally immerse ourselves in several cultures at one time, either as a voyeur, an inquiring scholar or student. Technology has made it possible for us to share our thoughts on a variety of different subjects that can be associated with history, art, food or trivia. As an American born Haitian, the journey of investigating my heritage and the constant desire to know more has been my personal mission since my teenage years. This quest has been daunting at times, and even downright frustrating, however the revelations have enlightened and transformed my life beyond words.

Metaphorically, my life in America with my family’s history in Haiti represent my own personal Cornbread and Cremasse. Its poignantly revealed in our collective spirituality, and the way we express ourselves individually and communally as we eat and drink. Each tasty mouthwatering morsel has its own profound story and legacy that speaks to our struggles, triumphs and undeniable beauty and creativity. As a recipient of this great gift, I am more than grateful for the sacrifice of the ancestors, for I always have a personal invitation to remember where I come from through each magnificent cultural meal.

 

Thank You Cornbread & Cremasse for creating this wonderful space.

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TODAY! FRIDAY February 14th from 6pm to 8pm, Haitian All-StarZ Radio presents another installation of the monthly “Blague” segment featuring Cornbread and Cremasse’s own, Ingrid Austin Daniels discussing some recent blog topics.  Also featured tonight will be Nicole Cchaplin – Fitness Enthusiast, Author, Master Personal Trainer.  Nicole has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS New York, Arise TV and highlighted on VH-1. She also has graced the pages of FitnessRx for Women as a model and writer and served as an 8-time feature model for Oxygen Magazine. She’s appeared on Madame Noire revealing to the audience the power of exercise, teaching readers her battle rope techniques on Healthy You and featured in the current issue of Heart & Soul Magazine. Sheen Magazine, New You, Jet Magazine also feature the fitness guru in the making and so will Women’s Health (March 2014).

Tune in from 6pm to 8pm at http://www.RADIOLILY.COM/ or http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Lily-s176377/.  Download the FREE RADIO LILY app for your iPhone or Android and listen on your smartphone.  ~> | Kompa | Zouk | Rara + Culture + more | Log on and let us know you’re listening via text @ 347-450-9660.

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TODAY! FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13th from 6pm to 8pm, Haitian All-StarZ Radio presents another installation of the monthly “Blague” segment featuring Cornbread and Cremasse’s own, Ingrid Austin Daniels discussing some of the blog topics that were featured on the blog this month (Remede Lakay, Parlez Vous Francais and Ti Nwa Ameriken).  Also on today’s show will be Constant of Haiti 155 discussing how they’re continuing to support relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti.

Tune in from 6pm to 8pm at http://www.RADIOLILY.COM/ or http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Lily-s176377/.  Download the FREE RADIO LILY app for your iPhone or Android and listen on your smartphone.  ~> | Kompa | Zouk | Rara + Culture + more | Log on and let us know you’re listening via text @ 347-450-9660.

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Tune in this evening to Haitian All-StarZ Radio on Radiolily.com from 6pm to 8pm.  In addition to great music, today’s special guests will be Kerry and Krystal Coddett discussing their upcoming sketch comedy series, “The Coddett Project” as well as Ingrid Austin Daniels of Cornbread and Cremasse who will be on the air for another segment of “Blague”.  This month she’ll be discussing “Haitian Rules”.  Don’t miss it!

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Today is the birthday of our Founder, Ingrid Austin Daniels. We want to wish Ingrid a joyeux anniversaire!

We thank her for her leadership, vision, passion, and commitment to the success of this blog.

On this special day, send her some virtual love in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

Warmest Regards,

Cornbread and Cremasse Family

Ingrid Austin Daniels

A daughter, sister, friend, wife, mom and business owner, Ingrid Daniels combines her stay-at-home status with her business expertise in a fun and inspirational way.  She works with her clients to create one-of-a-kind customized stationery for all occasions.

Armed with a BSE in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship Management from Columbia Business School, Ingrid has abandoned corporate America and has taken the unconventional path of being a work-from-home “mommypreneur” (of two businesses), and an avid blogger (of three blogs).

With three young children, two small businesses and three blogs, there are very few dull moments.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Orange, NJ, and now residing in Newark with her husband and three children, Ingrid happily blogs about  managing her “mommy business” (where she discusses the mommy aspect, the business aspect, and of course, trying to balance it all – learn more at www.mommybusiness.wordpress.com), she manages and contributes to “cornbread and cremasse” a blog which is a growing collection of essays exploring the experiences of first generation Haitian-Americans ( www.cornbreadandcremasse.com), and she also blogs about some of the inspirations and thoughts behind her custom stationery creations (www.idstationery.wordpress.com).

Ingrid is fluent in French and Haitian Creole and enjoys reading, traveling, photography, swimming, running and creating/designing customized stationery.

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