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Guadeloupe’s Most Famous Dessert

Guadeloupe’s Most Famous Dessert

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When it brings you heartache, make dessert. At least that’s the case in Guadeloupe, where they’ve been baking a tempting tart called Tourment d’Amour (Torment of Love) for generations. As the story goes, Caroline (a young girl from Terre-de-Haut, one of the five […]

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by × April 2, 2014 × 0 comments

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Taking A Bite Out of Nassau

Taking A Bite Out of Nassau

In a destination as commercialized and Americanized as Nassau, it can be hard to find authentic Bahamian culture, particularly for cruisers with limited time in port. My go-to recommendations have always included a trip to the restaurants and food stalls at Arawak Cay or Potter’s Cay to sample some conch; […]

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by × September 3, 2013 × 0 comments

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Five Caribbean Things To Before You Die

Five Caribbean Things To Before You Die

There’s nothing wrong with just lying on a lounge chair and soaking up the sun, a frosty pina colada in one hand and a trashy novel in the other. But the Caribbean is so much more than just a string of beach-fringed island outposts. And it would be a real […]

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by × August 7, 2013 × 12 comments

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A Taste of Jamaica in New York City

A Taste of Jamaica in New York City

Miss Lily’s is one of my favorite Jamaican restaurants in New York City, a taste of Barbican in “Babylon.” If you’re heading to Manhattan or live there (lucky you!), here are five reasons why it should be on your list. 1. The food Jerk chicken … oxtail … curried goat […]

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by × June 19, 2013 × 0 comments

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Five Things I Love About Grand Cayman

Five Things I Love About Grand Cayman

There’s so much more to Grand Cayman than Seven-Mile Beach, the turtle farm and a trip to Hell. Here are the top five things on my island to-do list. 1. The Mudslide Head over to the Wreck Bar & Grill at Rum Point, where you can slurp a Mudslide where […]

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by × May 8, 2013 × 1 comment

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Trinidad’s Scrumptious Street Food

Trinidad’s Scrumptious Street Food

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 […]

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by × April 22, 2013 × 1 comment

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A Taste of Jamaica in Miami

A Taste of Jamaica in Miami

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 […]

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by × April 17, 2013 × 2 comments

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My Dirty Little Jamaican Secret

My Dirty Little Jamaican Secret

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 […]

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by × April 10, 2013 × 13 comments

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Jamaica’s Spicy Snack

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 […]

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by × March 21, 2013 × 3 comments

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The Caribbean’s Best Conch Salad

The Caribbean’s Best Conch Salad

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 […]

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by × February 28, 2013 × 0 comments

Resorts

Grand Cayman’s Floating Restaurant

Grand Cayman’s Floating Restaurant

I know: those tepid Caribbean waters feel so good you never want to leave them. The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman knows, too. That’s why guests of the swanky Seven-Mile Beach resort can drink and dine without ever emerging from the big blue on four-person Aqua Lounge tables that float in the […]

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by × February 20, 2013 × 0 comments

Resorts

Dining in the Turks & Caicos

Dining in the Turks & Caicos

  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 […]

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by × January 22, 2013 × 0 comments