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Cornmeal a La Caribbean

NEW YORK, NY - Who does not love Cornmeal, the secret super food?  Cornmeal, like rice, is the ubiquitous staple that is found in pantries and kitchen cupboards not only in the Caribbean but all over The Americas and Europe.

5 Things You Can't-Miss At the 19th Annual Florida Jerk Fest

With the recent rebrand of Palm Beach Jerk Fest and Orlando becoming one, there's plenty of fun to cross over no matter which city you live in. If you're planning to attend the festival with your kids or parents, there's something for the whole family to look forward to. What better way to enjoy Memorial Day and kick off summer than at Florida Jerk Fest. Though Jerk chicken will be the main attraction, here are five things you must experience at this year's festival.

Antigua Considers Proposal to Reduce Multi-Million Dollar Meat Import Bill

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda is considering a proposal to construct an abattoir capable of butchering a minimum of 14,000 chickens daily as the island seeks to improve the production of poultry meat given that it spends millions of dollars (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) annually in importing meat products.

Studies in Cuba of Pineapple Cultivation Leads to Promising Results

HAVANA, Cuba – Officials within Cuba’s agriculture industry have stated that studies being carried out on plantations in central Cuba with certain varieties of pineapple, known as the Champaka-153, Perola, Española Roja and MD-2 varieties, have shown encouraging results in terms of their production, resistance to diseases and fruit weight.

Photo courtesy of Cuba's Ministry of Agriculture

The Jamaican Beef Patty Can Be Found on Nearly Every Street in Brooklyn: Here's How to Make It

NEW YORK, NY - The Jamaican patty is a popular snack in Jamaica and has now made its way to several metropolitan cities around the world, especially where Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals live. It is a savory snack that evolved from the introduction of Cornish pastry in the Caribbean and can be found in many major stores today in the frozen section thanks to many Jamaican companies who have become rich on patties.

Grenada Pursuing New Markets for Nutmeg Export

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada, which is responsible for more than 20 percent of the world’s nutmeg production, second only to Indonesia, said it is pleased that trade with Argentina is developing to the pre-pandemic level.

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