Assignment 59: St Vincent and the Grenadines

Location: The Caribbean Population: 109,600 Capital: Kingstown Geography: A collection of 32 islands, the largest of which is St Vincent Language: English Signature flavours: Breadfruit, coconut, seafood, root vegetables The Menu St Vincent cuisine was not easy to research, and there was a definite dearth of resources. I didn’t get anywhere in my quest for…

Assignment 53: Jamaica

Location: The Caribbean Population: 2.9 million Capital: Kingston Geography: A tropical island of diverse ecosystems over coastal plain and mountains Language: English Signature flavours: Seafood, curry, beans, rice, hot peppers, chicken, pork, beef The Menu I was really excited for my Jamaica assignment. I love Caribbean food, and have enjoyed it done well in a…

Assignment 50: Antigua and Barbuda

Location: The Caribbean Population: 101,000 Capital: St John’s Geography: Two main islands and a collection of islets, mostly consisting of sandy soil and limestone Language: English Signature flavours: Seafood, rice, coconut, corn, thyme, banana, sugarcane The Menu Here we are at assignment 50! It’s hard to believe we’ve cooked so many meals from around the…

Assignment 38: Puerto Rico

Location: The Caribbean (a territory of the US) Population: 3.3 million Capital: San Juan Geography: A mountainous island with large areas of tropical rainforest Language: Spanish, English Signature flavours: Plantain, rice, beans, coconut, achiote, green olives, seafood, pork The Menu This is the first assignment from a place we’ve actually travelled to together. Eric and…

Assignment 34: Trinidad & Tobago

Location: The southern Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela Population: 1.35 million Capital: Port of Spain Geography: Two islands with a mix of mountains and plains Language: English Signature flavours: Corn, rice, scotch bonnet peppers, turmeric, lentils, chickpeas, chicken, seafood The Menu I don’t think our house had ever smelled as good as it did…

Assignment 11: Dominica

Location: The Caribbean Population: 74,000 Capital: Roseau Geography: A small island nation comprising mountains, rainforest, and natural hot springs. Language: English Signature flavours: Coconut, tropical fruits, seafood The Menu From the get go, finding recipes from the country of Dominica was a challenge. Search “Dominican cuisine” or even “Dominica cuisine” or even “Dominica country cuisine”…

Assignment 10: Haiti

Location: The Caribbean Population: 10.8 million Capital: Port-au-Prince Geography: A tropical, mountainous country located on the west side of the island of Hispaniola. Language: French and Haitian Creole Signature flavours: Hot pepper, thyme, shallot, pumpkin, plantain, rice, beans. The Menu Eric went ambitious, with a four-item menu that included an array of Haitian flavours. He…