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History Of Caribbean Food

The Caribbean is beautiful. You can go and visit this beautiful place for numerous reasons, one of which is the taste that this place provides. Taste so rich and abundant that you feel like you are in heaven.

The Caribbean is just not limited to its beautiful beaches and wildlife but comes along with its rich and blended food. This incredible food comes from around the world. It's a taste of different cultures, various traditions, and different styles of cooking.

Caribbean cuisine has grown in popularity in recent years as a result of the rich flavor it provides. The Caribbean food is a fusion of African, American, European, East Indian, Arab and Chinese Cuisine. This means it adds a wide range of options to the table, including something for everybody from all over the planet.

Caribbean food has a rich history to it. To enjoy your meals, you need to give importance to the ingredients which include the following; rice, plantains, beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, and coconut. In Caribbean food, a secret sauce is sometimes used. This sauce is called Mojo which is made up of garlic, onions, peppers, celery, green onions, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, and much more.

Caribbean cuisine is a mixture of many cuisines around the world with a blend of culinary influences around the world. The Arawaks are said to introduce barbecuing to the Caribbean cuisine, the Europeans are said to have introduced their various methods of cooking with ingredients such as chicken, coconut, and rice.

Later, Africans were brought in as slaves, to work in sugar cane fields. With this came the rich culture of the Caribbean cuisine including okra and plantains. New dishes were given birth to for everyone such as jerk chicken which is a universal favorite now. Africans would use new spices from the fields that they would work at, thus giving their dishes a new taste and enhancing the flavor.

However, fortunately, once slavery had vanished, the Chinese and Asian Indians brought in their skills and their methods of cooking.

Because of all of these factors, Caribbean cuisine is diverse and appealing to people all over the world.

Mostly the most favorite Caribbean dish is jerk chicken however you can see other items including goat meat and different kinds of curry. Seafood is also very popular in this cuisine. However, rice is a staple item in Caribbean cuisine with a particular rice dish for each island.

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