MIAMI — The Creole Food Festival, held at the Ancient Spanish Monastery, brought hundreds out to celebrate cuisine from the American South, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America and Africa on March 18. The top menu item: highlighting female chefs. 

Watch a video recap of the event, which featured an array of Haitian dishes.

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.