Journey Cakes Workshop
Journey Cakes Workshop in Colombier
with Nature Valley Association
Much more than a pancake or a donut made from flour, sugar and milk that is traditionally eaten in the morning in St. Martin, in a brunch or in addition to a dish at lunch, the Journey (Johnny) Cake, also called “the little Traveler’s bread “is an institution. Almost an art of living as it is part of every inhabitants daily lives, after being long, that of slaves.
Because here, there couldn’t be a meal or a party without this little donut that is offered to guests and to visitors, symbol, as if it was necessary, of the “Friendly Island” which characterizes St. Martin .
As part of St. Martin’s culinary heritage, however, the Journey Cake has received a renewed interest since the devastating passage of Irma in 2017. Indeed, while the lucky ones had to wait several hours to get bread in the few bakeries still open, and the others could only hope for a quick return to a normal life, Colombier inhabitants had everything necessary to make these famous Journey Cakes on their own.
From discussions to discussions, came the idea of cooking Journey Cakes for everyone, like a little sun to distribute after Irma … and above all, to pass on the secrets of its traditional production through the Nature Valley Association in Colombier.
Because if the basic ingredients are simple, you need the “helping hand”! And this is the goal of the Nature Valley Association that organizes, this June 1st from 10:00 am, a workshop open to all to cook a Johnny Cake “made in St. Martin”. And for only 20 $ or 20 € (all included, material and ingredients), you will enter the secret of the gods with, in your pocket, the true recipe of the Johnny Cakes … to be able to cook again one of the specialties of St. Martin culinary wealth… and the pleasure (or the pride) of sharing a part of our heritage.