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Belize Sugar Crop Ends on Solid Footing

BELMOPAN, Belize – The 2021-2022 sugar crop comes to a close on Friday, and while the season got off to a rocky start, the American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industries (A.S.R./B.S.I.) says it ended on solid footing even as it acknowledged that an estimated 100,000 tons of cane will go to waste in the fields.

Those Sexy “New” Caribbean Dumplings

NEW YORK, NY - Dumplings are a favorite food in Caribbean meals whether boiled, fried or even roasted. In general Caribbean dumplings are bland to the taste, making them versatile to pair with any cooked meats, fish or sauteed vegetables or even with melted butter. Recently I have seen changes to the Caribbean’s boiled and fried dumplings that I find very interesting and welcoming.

Jamaica to Launch Wheat Flour Substitution Program

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says with the support of Cuba, it will be launching a wheat flour substitution program to combat the global shortage of the commodity and promote healthier eating among Jamaicans.

Pearnel Charles Jr

Trinidadians to Pay More for Flour Starting This Week

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago consumers are from Wednesday faced with a 28 percent increase in the suggested retail price for flour after the state-owned National Flour Mills Limited (NFM) announced a 33 percent hike in the whole sale price of the commodity.

National Flour Mill (File Photo)

Mondongo: Stewed Tripe With Rice

NEW YORK, NY - Mondongo is very popular Dominican Republic. Elsewhere the dish is called stewed tripe. The tripe is usually from the cow but sometimes pig tripe is used. Stewed tripe is not unique to the Caribbean, as it is also found in European and South American cuisines. It is usually cooked in a tomato sauce and served with white rice but sometimes it is also cooked in curry.

Taste of the Caribbean Islands Returns to Miramar

MIRAMAR, FL - The City of Miramar will celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month in June with its new and improved signature event, Taste of the Caribbean Islands. This year’s event will feature a Book & Art Fair, Culinary Demos, Food Fest, and a Live Concert at Miramar’s Vizcaya Park located at 14200 SW 55th St. Miramar, FL 33027 on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Experience the Flavors of Caribbean Food, Live Music, Art, and Books. (Photo credit: Jamaicans.com)

Jamaica Moves to Eliminate Trans Fats from Local Food Products

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica has begun work towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids from its local food supply as part of efforts by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to reduce risk factors for non-communicable diseases which remain prevalent across the island.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie (JIS Photo)

Porridge is a Staple Meal in Any Caribbean Household

NEW YORK, NY - 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 is usually served hot in a bowl.

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