Transport your tastebuds to sunnier climes with Caribbean food selections. From Jerk chicken and simmering stews to refreshing smoothies.
How Caribbean cuisine evolved
is a blend of culinary
influences around the globe
All of the culinary influences below merged together, diagnosis creating what we call today Caribbean cuisine.
Arawaks and Caribs
The Arawaks are credited with creating the precursor to modern-day barbecuing. The Caribs introduced chili and other species to island cooking.
The Dutch, sildenafil English, French, and Spanish conquerors and colonists introduced some of their cooking methods and ingredients (including garlic, onion, orange, chicken, coconut, pig, and rice).
From the early 17th century to the mid 18th century over a million Africans came as slaves, mainly to work in the sugar cane fields. With them came their cooking traditions and ingredients (including okra, pigeon peas, plantains, and taro root).
Chinese and Asian Indians
When slavery was abolished and the need for workers continued to grow, indentured Chinese and Asian Indians arrived in large numbers. Their culinary styles and foods (such as wok cooking and curry) migrated with them.
Because of their close proximity, the cooking techniques and foods from Mexico, Central America, and northern South America easily crossed the sea to the islands.