This is Winston Butler, head pastry chef at Virgin Gorda’s Bitter End Yacht Club. Winston started making his now-famous key lime pies in 1979 and its since become so popular that he now bakes as many as 20 a day. What could make a pie so good that visiting yachties […]
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I NEVER need a reason to visit Anguilla. But just in case you do, check out my list of the top 10 things to do on the idyllic Caribbean isle over on USA Today.com.
I blame my mother. Although I grew up in England and Jamaica, she made sure to introduce me to the culinary delights of her Bajan homeland: coconut-laced sweetbread; unctuous cassava pone; pan-fried flying fish; and my favorite, the tangy pickled pork dish, souse. But I’d never even heard of “bread-and-two” […]
If you’re heading to the Caribbean, resist the temptation to spend every moment sunny-side up on the beach. With all sorts of festivals going on this summer, from Anguilla to Aruba and St. Lucia to St. Kitts, there are plenty of reasons to skip the sand, even if only for […]
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 […]
I’d never even heard of Bimini bread before last week. But now I’m not sure I can live without it. I’d taken a quickie trip over to the tiny Bahamian outpost (there’s a new fast ferry service from port of Miami; stay tuned for details in a future post) to […]
Stumped for a Caribbean souvenir? I shared five fab suggestions over on The Huffington Post – plus the one item you should NEVER buy! Get the scoop right here
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]