turn-out at Friday's Spaghetti feed helped the students and staff of East Elementary School
raise 4,500 dollars for the Caribbean Red Cross and Unicef Haiti. One of those who helped
prepare and serve the meal was Chris Provost who is a reading teacher at East.
He said that the school staff served 550 meals.
-- (Haitian dinner 1 "And everyone who
... a large number.")
opportunity to support the cause has come about and it also involves a good
meal: The Kodiak Chapter of the Salvation Army and the Kodiak Elks Lodge along
with Mill Bay Coffee and Pastries are teaming up to lend their support to the
people of Haiti. The fund raiser will feature a four-course Haitian-Creole
Dinner by Chef Joel Chenet. In past years, fund-raising dinners by Chenet have
been very successful: one raised 9,000 dollars following "9-11" and over 3,000
dollars was raised through a dinner to help the people of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
-- (Haitian dinner 2 "...and hopefully ... also an earthquake.")
To prepare for Saturday's event
Chenet has been researching the history of Haitian cuisine. He said that Haiti was
colonized by the French who used African slaves to work the sugar and cocoa
plantations there in the 1700's and 1800's. As a result, both French and
African influences are found in Haitian food. The Creole flavor in Haitian food came about when people from
Louisiana immigrated to Haiti during
the time of the American Revolution. Chenet said that he finds the mixing of
the cultures and the flavors to be "quite interesting."
for Saturday's dinner will be printed in both French and English. The
appetizers include: salted cod and vegetable puffs, fried plantains with peanut
salsa, and spicy clam pancakes with mango pili pili (peelee peelee). Chenet
said that the dinner will feature mixed greens with creole style salmon salad,
baked fish with vegetables and corn sauce...
-- (Haitian dinner 3 "...and bouillon de poule... cake and
The four-course Haitian-creole dinner
will take place on Saturday at the Elks Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for
dinner and a silent auction. If you would like to donate an item for the silent
auction please drop it off at Mill Bay Coffee. Donations of ingredients for the
dinner are also welcome.
-- (Haitian dinner 4 "You know whatever... help
All proceeds from the dinner
will go to the Salvation Army's Haiti Relief Fund. Tickets are 35 dollars and will
be available starting Wednesday at Mill Bay Coffee, and at The Treasury