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22 July 2013

Famine Food Legends #1: Haitian Mud Cakes

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and when journalists report about hunger there, they sometimes make reference to people eating cakes made out of mud. Known locally as "galette" these cakes are made out of a special kind of mud that's rich with minerals. People don't usually eat them out of desperation, but as a kind of traditional medicine.