Archive for November 2018

Learn Caribbean History By Visiting Rum Distilleries

The history of the Caribbean region is intertwined with sugar which was often referred to as white gold by British colonists as there was high demand from European elites and so trading in sugar was extremely profitable. As demand increased for sugar, this led to the introduction of slavery in the Caribbean region. And so…

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The Cuban culinary associations want to declare their national cuisine as a national intangible cultural heritage

During the 5th convention of the culinary associations of Cuba (FACRC), Eddy Fernández Monte, FACRC’s president, explained their will to register the Cuban cuisine as a national intangible cultural heritage. According to Fernández Monte, Cuba’s long-lasting gastronomic tradition justifies the association’s endeavor to register the Cuban cuisine as a national heritage. This recognition will also…

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Institute of Jamaica joins with Kingston Creative for Heritage Month

Kingston Creative will celebrate Jamaica’s rich culinary, cultural and natural history at the monthly Last Sunday’s Artwalk, set to take place on Sunday October 28, starting at 11:00am at F&B Downtown/Swiss Stores, 107 Harbour Street. This month’s staging will see, for the first time, the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) open its doors to visitors for…

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The foodie’s guide to Nevis: what to eat and drink in Nevis island

Nevis is a Caribbean island that exudes charm and personality. With a distinct cuisine that’s shaped by the abundance of natural ingredients that grow on the island, here’s a peek into the food and drinks you shouldn’t miss while you are in Nevis. I totally loved Nevis. So OK, it might measure just 36 square…

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Reviving The Fine Flavor Cocoa Industry in Trinidad & Tobago

Which single-origin fine flavor dark chocolate would you prefer? One that is mellow and smooth on the palate or one that is green aromatic? How about one that tastes like dried red fruit or bright fruit and herbal with sweet vanilla aroma? These are snippets of the tasting notes to describe four single-origin dark chocolate…

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5 Must-Do Chocolate Experiences In Grenada

Grenada is known as the Spice Island Of the Caribbean for its nutmeg and mace production, but with an increasing number of bean-to-bar chocolate makers, the island is on a path to becoming the chocolate capital of the Caribbean and one of the finest chocolate producing countries in the world. Thus for fine flavor cocoa…

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Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, presents the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. Mission Identify challenges and projects, and catalyzing innovations that can transform the Gastronomy Tourism sector in the near future. Tourism is a driver of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, a cross-cutting sector with a high…

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‘Let Fiji’s Food Revolution Begin!’

Executive chefs from Fiji’s leading re­sorts have come together to collabo­rate on a mission to develop the culi­nary talent to an international level. It also aims to transform Fiji into an exotic food destination. The Culinary Federation of Fiji (CFF) has for the first time tourism, brought together the executive chefs, hoteliers, suppliers, farmers, training…

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Stakeholders Urged To Support The Use Of Local Produce In Fijian Cuisine

The Minstry of Agriculture with the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tour­ism have partnered with the Fiji Ho­tel & Tourism Association (FHTA) in the annual tourism trade show HOTEC 2018 to support the use of local produce in Fijian cuisine being offered to visitors to Fiji. Together it is envisaged that a better un­derstanding of…

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