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Caribbean Food. Contents: General Facts The meal 2.1. Soup 2.2. Main Course 2.3. Sidedish 2.4. Dessert Beverages Sources. 1. General Facts about Caribbean Food. Many cultural influences on Caribbean cuisine, because of various nationalties settling there

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Caribbean food

Caribbean Food

Contents:

  • General Facts

  • The meal

    2.1. Soup

    2.2. Main Course

    2.3. Sidedish

    2.4. Dessert

  • Beverages

  • Sources


1 general facts about caribbean food

1. General Facts about Caribbean Food

  • Many cultural influences on Caribbean cuisine, because of various nationalties settling there

  • Arawaks, Caribs, European colonists, African slaves, Indians, Chinese, South American inluence

  • Healthy food: abundance of fruit and vegetables, lots of fish and shellfish, wide range of spices

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Cultural sources for caribbean food

Cultural Sources for Caribbean Food

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2 the meal

2. The Meal

  • Callaloo

  • Ackee and Saltfish

  • Rice and Peas

  • Duckanoo

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2 1 soup callaloo

2.1. Soup - Callaloo

  • Traditional soup in the Caribbean

  • Of West African origin

  • National dish in Trinidad & Tobago

  • Different recipes throughout the West Indies

  • Compare: Leslie Mackley – Corwynn Darkholme

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Callaloo Comments

  • callaloo

  • Dictionary cal·la·loo (kă'lə-lū', kă'lə-lū') n.

    • The edible spinachlike leaves of the dasheen.

    • A soup or stew made of these leaves or other greens,

    • okra, crabmeat, and seasonings.

  • [American Spanish calulú, plant of genus Xanthosoma whose

  • leaves are used as greens, perhaps from Tupi caárurú, thick

  • leaf.]

  • Food Glossary Callaloo

  • The large, edible green leaves of the taro root, popular in the

  • Caribbean islands cooked as one would prepare turnip or collard

  • greens.

  • Mentioned In: callaloo is mentioned in the following topics: Cuisine of Trinidad and Tobagococonut milkAfro-Mexicanculture of Trinidad and TobagoJamaican CreoleJamaican EnglishO. Henry Awardssoup

  • Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/callaloo


Callaloo comments 2

Callaloo Comments 2

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Callaloo comments 3

Callaloo Comments 3

Callaloo

Okra

Chorus:

I don‘t want no kallaloo,

Source: www.b-v-i.com/Cooking/Callaloo/default.htm

My friend Joe from Port of Spain

Met a girl time and again.

Joe went home with her one day,

So I hear the people say

There she give him kallaloo

Married Joe before he knew

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2 2 main course ackee saltfish

2.2. Main course – Ackee & Saltfish

  • National dish in Jamaica

  • Usually for breakfast

  • Recipes from Mackley and Walkerswood compared

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Ackee saltfish comments

Ackee & Saltfish - Comments

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Ackee saltfish comments 2

Ackee & Saltfish – Comments 2

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Ackee & Saltfish – Comments 3

Ackee

Saltfish

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2 3 side dish rice peas

2.3. Side dish – Rice & Peas

  • “Sunday dinner would never be the same without this dish“ (Walkerswood, p.69)

  • Popular in all islands, but under various names

  • The recipes compared (Mackley – Walkerswood)

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Rice & Peas – Comments

  • Gungo Peas: ‘Gungo peas, which are also known as

  • pigeon peas, are popular in West Indian cooking

  • and are used fresh, dried, and canned.‘ (Mackley)

  • Red peas: ‘Caribbean name for kidney beans. Very

  • popular in rice and peas.‘ (Burke)

Gungo Peas

Red Peas

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2 4 dessert duckanoo

2.4. Dessert - Duckanoo

  • Traditional dessert

  • Origins in West Africa

  • Recipe found in Internet different from explanation in Burke‘s Caribbean Kitchen

  • Try my duckanoos

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3 beverages

3. Beverages

  • Three beverages:

    Rum Punch - alcoholic

    Ginger Beer – either or

    Coconut Juice – no alcohol

  • Rum is probably best-known Caribbean drink

  • Ginger Beer – distinctive

  • Coconut juice and Coconut milk

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Beverages 2

  • Rum Punch:

  • Rum is said to be brought to the West Indies by Columbus

  • Many islands produce their own rum

  • Rum is distilled from sugarcane

  • traditional punch has: 1 “sour“ ounce of lime juice

  • 2 “sweet“ teaspoons of honey

  • 3 “strong“ ounces of dark rum

  • 4 “weak“ ounces of crushed ice

  • plus a grating of nutmeg

  • Ginger Beer:

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions (like lemonade)

  • taste is sth. you really have to get used to

  • tried a recipe myself (Burke)

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Beverages 3

  • Ginger beer recipe (really easy):  serves 6

  • 125g/4oz fresh root ginger, peeled and grated

  • 2.5l/10 cups water

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 1kg/4 cups sugar

  • 2 whole cloves (Gewürznelke)

  • Place all ingredients in a large, non-reactive saucepan.

  • Bring to the boil and boil fror 5 mins.

  • Remove from the heat and allow to stand overnight.

  • Strain through a sieve and check the sweetness.

  • Pour into bottles and allow to stand fror 5 days before

  • drinking.

  • * Chill before serving.

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Beverages 4

Coconut juice:

= the clear liquid inside the coconut, also called coconut

water

Coconut milk:

= rich milk from grated flesh of mature coconuts

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Sources:

Burke, Virginia (2000). Walkerswood: Caribbean Kitchen. London:

Simon & Schuster.

Mackley, Lesley (2000). The Book of Caribbean Cooking. New York:

HP Books.

<http://www.b-v-i.com/Dining/cuisine.htm> 15/05/05

<http://www.b-v-i.com/Cooking/Callaloo/default.htm> 15/05/05

<http://soup.allrecipes.com/az/CallalooSoup.asp> 15/05/05

<http://www.answers.com/topic/callaloo> 15/05/05

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/dann/h2g2/pda/A634664?s_id=4&s_split=1>

22/06/05

<http://images.google.de/images?biw=&q=plantain&hl=de> 22/06/05

<http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Desserts%20and%20Puddings/Duckanoo%

20%20%20%20Veg%20%20HT%20%20DP%20%20West%20Indian%20%20%20

50mins.htm> 18/06/05

<http://www.sodapopstop.com/products/browse.cfm?link=4> 22/06/05

<http://www.asiafood.org/glossary_2.cfm?wordid=2518> 22/06/05

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