Surprise, surprise – there have been requests for more food photos! How could I possibly forget? This is a Caribbean blog after all, and our fantastic cuisine is one of the things we look forward to each day. The historic influences on Caribbean cuisine is as varied and colourful as the ingredients used to create our tantalizing creations. Dependent on where in the Caribbean you’re located, the dishes can be traced back to Amerindian, African, East Indian, British, Spanish, French or Chinese origins – amongst others. Today’s post is dedicated to my friend Bernice, I know she’s been looking out for this. Just a note of warning, what you’re about to see is traditional meet economy meet budding Food Network star, so without further ado, here’s what’s been cooking in my kitchen recently! Enjoy!
Macaroni pie and green salad
Toast, eggs, bacon, sautéed green peppers Rice, corned beef, plantain, salad
Callaloo, mashed & baked potatoes, fried plantains
Escovitched fish with “food” (Not my creation!)
Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, gravy, green beans
Also check out this article by Nigel Spence, a Culinary Institute of America alumnus and Jamaican who has done well. He shares some of his favourite memories associated with Jamaican cooking http://www.caribjournal.com/2012/07/17/nigel-spence-50-years-of-jamaican-food/