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This flavorful, roasted pumpkin soup, also called joumou, hails from Haiti, and is traditionally prepared on January 1, as a symbol of the country's independence. Here is a new take on it, prepared by some of our term 6 students.
Term 6 students of our bachelor's program in culinary arts were tasked with designing a soup recipe, testing it in the training kitchens, and finally taking beautiful photos of the finished product. They have put a lot of thought into suggesting ingredients that are easy to find and providing simple, step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow, no matter their level of expertise in the kitchen.
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Legend has it that the tradition of Joumou soup was inagurated by Marie Claire Heureuse, the wife of General Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who successfully defeated the French Army on November 18, 1803 and declared Haiti independent from France on January 1, 1804. On that day, Marie Claire Heureuse asked everyone to prepare the soup in celebration of their new found freedom and independence since prior to this, it is believed that enslaved Africans were forbidden from partaking in the soup.