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Martinique

  1. 1. By: Caitlin Fogarty Megan Renner Period 4
  2. 2. Est Située <ul><li>Located in French Caribbean </li></ul><ul><li>Small island territory of France </li></ul><ul><li>Capital = Fort-de-France </li></ul><ul><li>North is Dominica </li></ul><ul><li>South is Saint Lucia </li></ul><ul><li>Highest point is Mount Pelee </li></ul><ul><li>(volcano) </li></ul>
  3. 3. L’Histoire <ul><li>1502: Columbus lands </li></ul><ul><li>1635: Colonized by French ( Pierre Belain d' Esnambuc) </li></ul><ul><li>1848: Slavery officially abolished </li></ul><ul><li>1902: Mount Pelee erupts </li></ul><ul><li>1946: Martinique becomes a French overseas department </li></ul>
  4. 4. Les Langues <ul><li>Government, schools, newspapers, and media= French </li></ul><ul><li>French is official language, Creole is unofficial </li></ul><ul><li>Creole = blended French and African languages </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matant = Aunt (from French “ma tante”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sa Va = How are you? (from French “ça va”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boniou = Hello (from French “bonjour”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Souple = Please (from French “s’il vous plait”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mesi = Thank you (from French “merci”) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Culture <ul><li>Martinique called “ Ile Aux Fleurs ” (Island of Flowers) </li></ul><ul><li>Hummingbird = national bird </li></ul><ul><li>Hand Gestures - Double cheek kiss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slower, more head turn than French cheek kiss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>85% Catholic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11% Protestant </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Des Vêtements <ul><li>Women wear colorful striped dress (madras) </li></ul><ul><li>Also wear knotted kerchief as hat </li></ul><ul><li>Men wear normal clothing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Musique et Danse <ul><li>Dance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7eny5Lr88I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Beguine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Music: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw9s5COqA3o&feature=related </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zouk = type of rhythmic music from Martinique </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. La Nourriture <ul><li>Food = mix of French and Creole </li></ul><ul><li>Often has hot pepper ( piment) </li></ul><ul><li>Many fruits and vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Seafood </li></ul>
  9. 9. La Recette <ul><li>Pumpkin Black Bean Soup </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><li>1/4 cup butter </li></ul><ul><li>1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions </li></ul><ul><li>1 ½ cups finely chopped pumpkin </li></ul><ul><li>4 cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped </li></ul><ul><li>3 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained </li></ul><ul><li>1 16 oz can diced tomatoes </li></ul><ul><li>4 cups beef stock </li></ul><ul><li>1 ½ cups fresh corn kernels </li></ul><ul><li>1/4 pound Bayonne ham, cut into thin slices and chopped </li></ul><ul><li>1/4 teaspoon salt </li></ul><ul><li>1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper </li></ul><ul><li>3 tablespoons sherry vinegar </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation: </li></ul><ul><li>In a large saucepan, sauté the onion in the butter over medium heat. When the onions turn slightly soft and translucent, add the chopped pumpkin and garlic. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the black beans, tomatoes, beef stock, corn, Bayonne ham, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer and cook the soup for 15 minutes. The soup is finished cooking when the corn is tender and cooked through; test occasionally and be careful to avoid overcooking it. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sherry vinegar; serve hot. </li></ul>
  10. 10. La Recette (Part 2) <ul><li>Pumpkin Mousse </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><li>1 15-oz can pumpkin puree </li></ul><ul><li>1 cup plus 2 cups chilled heavy cream </li></ul><ul><li>¾ cup granulated sugar </li></ul><ul><li>¾ teaspoon cinnamon </li></ul><ul><li>¼ teaspoon nutmeg </li></ul><ul><li>1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract </li></ul><ul><li>2 ounces white chocolate, shaved </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation: </li></ul><ul><li>In a medium saucepan, stir together the pumpkin, 1 cup heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Chill for at least 1 hour before preparing the mousse. </li></ul><ul><li>Whip the remaining 2 cups chilled cream into peaks. Gently stir ½ cup of the chilled pumpkin mixture into the whipped cream. Once the ½ cup of pumpkin is almost fully incorporated into the cream, fold in the remaining pumpkin. Serve chilled with white chocolate shavings as a garnish. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Vocabulaire <ul><li>Corn - le maïs </li></ul><ul><li>butter - le beurre </li></ul><ul><li>cinnamon - la cannelle </li></ul><ul><li>Pumpkin – la citrouille </li></ul><ul><li>Beans - les haricots </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pop Quiz!!! <ul><li>What is the capital of Martinique? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the islands north and south of Martinique? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the official and unofficial languages of Martinique? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the French nickname for Martinique? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the national bird of Martinique? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Martiniquan music called? </li></ul><ul><li>What is often found in Martiniquan food? </li></ul><ul><li>What is on the Martiniquan flag? </li></ul>

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