- Give a little introduction of yourself. Do you live on or off campus? Do you live with your parents?
My name is Nathalie and I am a LOVER of delicious food. I graduated not too long ago but I was leaving with family members the whole time. Ironically, I learned how to cook the Haitian way when I moved to NY because I couldn’t bare the taste of “American food”.
- Tell me about your diet
I don’t have a particular diet. I literally eat everything now but certain seafood. Lately I’ve been adding more veggies in my groceries list so let’s say that my diet got a little healthier.
- What value do you give food?
I grew up in a family where we ate together every Sunday and most Saturdays. My mother, for as long as I can remember, always had the whole family over to eat and we always had a blast. So yes, food is a necessity but to me it’s the perfect excuse for gatherings.
- What is your cooking style?
I am convinced that the way you put your food together, the proportions and sides make a huge difference in the degustation of the meal. I like to pair things that complement each other (to me) and love having a lot of colors in my plate.
- Do you follow a specific cuisine?
At this point I think it’s safe to say that I do. Even if I’m cooking a Mexican or Cuban meal I’m going to seasoned my meat or cook my rice the Haitian way. It’s really hard, nearly impossible for me to follow recipes.
- What is your favorite meal to cook?
Definitely baked chicken or spare ribs/ fried plantains/ white rice with black or green beans or “diri djondjon” and steamed broccoli or beets.
- Do you make a weekly menu to facilitate your grocery shopping?
Sometimes. I would end up buying the whole store if I didn’t because I always think I need everything.
- If you don’t cook, what’s your go to meal on campus?
Baked Chicken, potatoes and steamed broccoli.
- Do you have any tips for anyone living off campus?
If you have a busy schedule, when ever you have some time on your hands, cook for at least 3 days and store it in your fridge or freezer.