THE CARIBBEAN: CUISINE
Because each country in the Caribbean has its own unique history, the foods chosen and prepared are unique to each one. Cuban cooking is a mixture of Spanish, French, African, Chinese, and Portuguese while Jamaican cooking is a combination of African, European, Chinese, and Indian.
From the lush tropical vegetation of the Caribbean comes an astounding array of fruit. There are papayas, passion fruit, bananas, figs, limes, coconuts, breadfruit, sapodilla, tamarind, and guava to name a few.
Vegetables are in also in abundance. Yams, pumpkins, yucca, callahoo, okra, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes are among them. Beans such as black beans and pigeon peas are popular.
Chicken, pork, goat, and lamb are popular meats. They are prepared differently in each country. Fresh fish are also caught daily including bass, wahoo, grouper, mackerel, and dolphin. They are grilled, baked, or served in chowders and stews.
Write the answers to the measurement questions and then find the answers to the Caribbean food riddles.
1. There are ________________ weeks in a year.
This fruit is similar to a banana and can be eaten grilled, fried, prepared
as crispy chips or baked in meat pies.
This large, green fruit was brought to Jamaica by Captain Bligh in 1751.
His earlier attempt to do so caused the famous "Mutiny on the Bounty" because
he wanted to water his seeds so he denied his men water.
This is a boiled pudding filled with fruit. It has a cake-like
consistency and is eaten with sauce.
Many dishes use this as their basis. Onions, green peppers, garlic,
oregano, and black pepper are quick fried in olive oil.
This fruit looks like a large brown grape. It is used to flavor
This is a root vegetable similar to potatoes.
This meat is spiced and slow cooked. It is sold on every street