Haitian Pumpkin-Beef Soup (Soup Joumou)

Soup Joumou (Haitian Pumpkin Soup)

Soup Joumou
This savory pumpkin soup is served in Haiti on January 1, the anniversary of Haiti's liberation from France.Tequila Minsky

This savory pumpkin soup is served in Haiti on January 1, the anniversary of Haiti's liberation from France. It is said that the soup was once a delicacy reserved for white masters but forbidden to the slaves who cooked it. After Independence, Haitians took to eating it to celebrate the world's first and only successful slave revolution resulting in an independent nation.