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Jamaica’s got jerk; Puerto Rico has pinchos; and Barbados has bakes. But Trinidad is the only place you can find doubles, the filling and flavorful roadside snack that’s the twin-island republic’s quintessential comfort food. Made with two (hence the name) roughly six-inch-diameter rounds of fried dough called bara, the hand-held [...]
It all started 38 years ago. Back then, the area now known as Miami’s hipster haven Wynwood was gritty and purely commercial, filled with factories. That’s when Jamaican Pearline Murray opened Clive’s, a diner that fortified those hungry factory workers with a hearty and inexpensive Jamaican breakfast and lunch. For [...]
I’m a big fan of authentic Caribbean food. Trini doubles; Bahamian conch salad; Puerto Rican mofongo; Anguillian crayfish: bring it on! But I have to confess to one distinctly counterfeit Caribbean culinary obsession: Jamaican KFC. It all started in when I lived on the irie isle, where, as far as [...]
Ah, the pleasures of the Jamaican beef patty. Served piping hot in a brown paper bag, the meat-filled pastry pocket is to islanders what the burger is to Americans: an inexpensive, filling and totally delish comfort food. Generally, patty fans fall into two camps: devotees of either the Tastee or [...]
No, there’s no lettuce involved. Here in the Caribbean, conch salad is a ceviche-type dish, made with raw conch, citrus juices and veggies (which include some traditional salad ingredients, such as onions, tomatoes and sweet peppers). At Da Conch Shack on Provo, in the Turks and Caicos Islands, they’ve been [...]
The Turks and Caicos Islands may be tiny but their tourist hub, Providenciales, is an impressive dining destination, with more than 80 restaurants crammed into a mere 38 square-miles. And when it comes to romantic Valentine’s Day-worthy dining here, Parallel 23, the Regent Palms‘ signature restaurant, really knows how to set [...]