Food

It's midsummer and the grills are fired up all over Jamaica and across the Diaspora with folks who are hosting or attending barbeques, poolside parties, family gatherings, backyard sessions and picnics in parks. Not to mention the numerous jerk festivals, roadside jerk trucks and popup jerk restaurants in every nook and cranny.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 12, 2016: Cassava is such a great staple and super food that even in Brazil it is regularly used in their cuisine as in the Caribbean. Cassava flour is a great substitute for wheat flour and can be used to make breads, cakes, puddings and biscuit. In Brazil cassava flour is used as a breakfast food – it is mixed with eggs, bacon and sausages. 
On a muggy morning on Kauai's south coast, ethnobotanist Diane Ragone inspects a dimpled bright green orb, the size of a cantaloupe. She deems the fruit mature, at its starchy peak. Perfect for frying or stewing. "You can eat breadfruit at any stage," says Ragone, who heads the National Tropical Botanical Garden's Breadfruit Institute. "When it's small and green, it tastes like an artichoke. When it's starchy and mature, it's the equivalent of a potato. When it's soft and ripe, it's dessert."
Polenta Cakes with Okra and Tomatoes – Angu com Quiabo e Tomates.  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug, 5, 2016: Everyone including myself is very excited and anxious to see the spectacle of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio Brazil 2016. Are you one of the lucky Caribbean nationals going to the Olympics in Rio Brazil to cheer our Caribbean Athletes on? Well if you are from the Caribbean you are in luck! You will have an array of familiar foods to choose from because historically, Brazil shares some of the influences in their cuisine as the Caribbean with the indigenous Amerindians, Africans and Europeans.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 29, 2016: In a few days, the Olympics will begin in Rio Brazil and all participating athletes will be hoping to be champions in their respective competitions. For Caribbean athletes, the hope is the same – a hope shared by the entire region and the Diaspora of fans. Based on tradition, however, we are confident that the Caribbean athletes will prevail, not only because of their prowess but because of the cuisine of the Caribbean people!
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