About Me

My name is Martine, and I was born and raised in New York. My parents are from Haiti, and I grew up in a community with quite a large Haitian population. Food that tastes good was not only available, it was expected.

My mother found great pleasure in showing hospitality to many and loved to feed others. I learned this love from her, and so take great joy in sharing my culture and culinary skills with friends, coworkers, and sometimes perfect strangers.

Because I like to feed people, this blog will be mostly about food (or, about me feeding people, anyway).

I’ve always wanted to write a blog, but I’m also pretty sure that everything that needs saying has already been said. I decided to start one anyway to give myself the opportunity to write and to have a place to store my feelings/viewpoints/recipes for future use. Who knows? Maybe someone else will even find it useful (or at least interesting).

I’m very open to feedback! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email them to martine@tastebudsrequired.com.

Happy eating!