Caribbean Food & Recipes
- Author Robins Ferrel
- Published July 13, 2011
- Word count 418
The Caribbean is home to some of the world's most exciting culinary delights. From spicy jerk chicken and pork to some of the world's freshest and tastiest seafood, Caribbean food is delicious, fresh and very healthy. Caribbean cuisine originates from a mixture of many different cultures including Spanish, British, African, French, Indian, Chinese and Dutch and the fusion of cooking from these different regions has led to dishes which are now unique to the Caribbean.
Traditional dishes of Caribbean are the representation of their history and culture. Through the dynamic and innovative minds of Caribbean people, they learn to adopt and mimic ideas from other foreign culture. Therefore Caribbean tend to combine food elements and techniques which make their food interesting and exciting to eat.
The blend of Caribbean, African Food is popular all over the world and for great reasons. There is such a variety when it comes to Caribbean Recipes, Cuisines. You can taste combinations you never have before. Many people appreciate the great Spicy Jerk Chicken which is becoming popular in all over the world. The Caribbean Foods thrill our taste buds, the smells excite our minds, and the looks please our eyes, enrich, and inspire our souls.
The national dish in Barbados is cou-cou and flying fish, a name that tends to pique the curiosity of people wanting to sample the more exotic food on offer at their 5 Star Caribbean hotels. Cou-cou itself is a mix of cornmeal and okra, and is usually prepared with the aid of a special cou-cou stick, a unique wooden utensil with a long, flat rectangular shape. Many people say it reminds them of a miniature cricket bat.
Cuban cooking is also very popular in Barbados. Cuban cooking is a mixture of Spanish, Caribbean and African cuisines. The techniques and spices are akin to African and Spanish recipes and there is also some influence from the Caribbean. There is also a small Chinese influence in the Havana region recipes.
In addition, it is widely known within the island that Rice and Beans have become an essential component of meals in Cuban cuisine. Aside from that, famous baked goods and desserts are also abundant in island most especially the Cuban Flan popular Cuban dessert.
Cooking is an important part of Jamaican culture, with the majority of ingredients for the dishes originally gleaned from produce and spices found locally. These days it's easy to pick up all of the ingredients you need to create authentic Jamaican recipes from a good supermarket.
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