Caribbean cuisine is an exciting fusion of culinary influences from all over the world.
Counting dozens of countries like Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago in its mosaic of tropical islands, the cuisine has absorbed an eclectic mix of tropical flavours with some defining characteristics.
Capturing the flavours of the Caribbean most recipes champion locally grown ingredients like tropical fruits, rice, plantains, beans, cassava, sweet potatoes, coconut, and various meats like beef, poultry, pork and seafood given a lift with garlic, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, celery, green onions, and herbs like cilantro, marjoram, rosemary, tarragon and thyme.
Here are a few of the must-try dishes in tropical Caribbean cuisine that'll whisk you away to island life and leave you dreaming of glistening white beaches and turquoise waters lapping at your toes ...
This flavourful and vibrant coloured tropical fruit is one of the most popular fruits in the Caribbean. It' wonderful enjoyed fresh for breakfast, in salads, stews and even cocktails with another favourite, rum. Here's how to slice it and cook with it.
A second season of 'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy' is in the pipeline, but where will the affable American actor and food lover go next? Nobody knows. But Fine Dining Lovers has some ideas in this tongue-in-cheek series guide. Take a look.
Ramadan is the holy month of Islam, observed by millions of Muslims around the world. People refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours, but when it's time to break the fast there are plenty of dishes to enjoy. Here are 20 of the tastiest to try.