News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. june 3, 2016: Natural juices, drinks and punches are a staple at the dining table of Caribbean nationals the world over. These beverages are usually made from various vegetables, fruits and super fruits including ripe bananas, breadfruit, peanut, corn and yams.
Eight-member group took home the overall ‘Caribbean National Team of the Year’ at the event hosted by Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – June 14, 2016 – From June 6 – 10, 2016, the Trinidad & Tobago culinary team took part in the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Taste of the Caribbean competition, taking home the top honor of ‘Caribbean National Team of the Year’ with a total of six gold medals, two silver medals and an induction into the Taste of the Caribbean Hall of Fame. The Trinidad & Tobago team faced off against top chefs from 14 Caribbean nations in various competitions throughout the week, held at Hyatt Regency Miami.
Foodies with the appreciation for a variety of tastes, from the lovers of rustic flavours to those with a more sophisticated palate, will find something culinary spectacular to enjoy at the staging of 1st annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington, DC on Sunday, June 19. June is celebrated as Caribbean-American Heritage Month and the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival DC will highlight the food, music and culture of the Caribbean for all to enjoy as part of the month-long celebrations.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 10, 2016: Its summer and what better than a cold rum punch or maybe some rum on the rocks to help bring the Caribbean to you if you cannot be in the Caribbean right now. Here are three little known Caribbean rums you should try:
Lowell Hawthorne, left, president and chief executive officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, gets a lesson in how the business is run on the ground level from an employee at one of the franchises in New York. Hawthorne, disguised as trainee “Mark”, was featured during a recent episode of “Undercover Boss” on CBS television network. The “boss” visited multiple Golden Krust franchises, interacting with employees.
Caribbean food lovers in America’s capital will have the chance to sample some of the region’s favorite dishes at this month’s Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington, D.C. The family event will be held from noon to 9 p.m. June 19 on Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 14th streets downtown.
Ahh, mango season ... The sight and smell of the ripe succulent fruits bring back sweet memories. (Well, maybe not as many memories as other people, as I am technically still a child, but sweet memories nonetheless). On this particular afternoon I was just back from visiting a neighbour's tree while he was taking his afternoon siesta...
Ingredients. Crust: 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 2/3 cup shortening which has been chilled in the refrigerator. 3-4 tablespoons iced water. Lime Custard Filling: 2 cans condensed milk, ¾ -1 cup lime juice (to taste), 6 egg yolks, Merengue: 6 egg whites, 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar.
MIAMI – Commission Chairman Jean Monestime, elected officials, and a lively and diverse crowd turned out for some great Haitian food and entertainment at the fourth annual Taste of Haiti on May 14 at MOCA Plaza. Hundreds of residents savored the rich flavors of a variety of Haitian dishes from dozens of vendors while enjoying live musical performances.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 13, 2016: Throughout the Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora, Caribbean foods remain a mainstay in the homes, Caribbean eateries and at various gatherings that you find Caribbean nationals. This is not to say other offerings from European and American cuisines are not served and appreciated. But one of the main reason for the popularity of Caribbean foods is that they are very delicious due to the mix of fresh aromatic herbs and spices that are used to marinate and cook the foods as well as the combination of ingredients that blends well to create a burst of unique flavors on your palette.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 13, 2016: The battle of the rums is brewing as the countdown begins to Caribbean Week New York’s Mixologist of the Year competition. Four of the best women in the field will first compete in the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Rum Rumble on Sunday, May 15th at Rum House at The Hotel Edison on 228 West 47th Street in Manhattan to determine who will meet Sylvanus Johnson of St. Vincent & the Grenadines in the big finale.
Haitian gastronomy and culture will be celebrated at the “Taste of Haiti Festival” on May 14 on the plaza at the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA) in North Miami, Florida. The festival usually attracts a diversity cultural enthusiasts. From dishes like the popular griot served with a side of fried plantains to rice and peas, stewed conch, and Caribbean flavours like curry and jerk, the Taste of Haiti is a food lover's playground.
About a dozen culinary teams from the Caribbean are set to compete for honors in cuisine and beverage preparation next month in Miami, Florida.“Taste of the Caribbean”, presented by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), will take place June 6-10 at the Hyatt Regency. The annual event brings together food and beverage specialists to share, learn and network about the latest techniques and trends impacting the industry.
Porridge is a specialty in the Caribbean. It is a dish made by boiling ground, crushed or chopped starchy plants or grains in water and/or milk, with various flavorings plus sugar, honey or sweet condensed milk. It’s usually served hot in a bowl. Some of the grains used for porridge include semolina, oat, rice, wheat, barley, corn and buckwheat. Many types of porridge have their own names, for example cornmeal/polenta, grits and kasha.