Quiara grew up in a Mennonite community in Southern Lousiana, but now lives in Port au Prince, Haiti, with her Haitian husband.
Together, they are questioning how they can live out their Mennonite values in a city ruled by gangs that terrorize citizens, merchants, and police.
We also discuss a really genius fun party recipe!! Quiara is telling us how to make bowls from plantains - little plantain bowls which Haitians stuff with things like BBQ chicken, pineapple, or a really spicy cabbage salad called Pikliz.
Finally, we talk about the cookbook Quiara recently collaborated on with 9 other women, titled “Cafe Au Lait” - after the name Haitians have for marriages like hers, where one partner is white and the other is Haitian - and how this project made her feel a sense of belonging and home.
- The experience of a being a White minority in a Black majority country
- Plantain cups
- The changes in Haiti since the assassination of the President
- Quiara's experiences with gangs
- "Do good without looking back"
- Independence and wealth; living as a community
- Her love story
- Why Quiara's husband can't come visit her home country
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Cookbook and Website: quiarapinchina.com
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