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Women-owned restaurants that are making their mark on the food scene

By CTA Admin | Aug 21, 2019

While the culinary world continues to be dominated by male chefs and restaurateurs, there are a number of female chefs and restaurateurs who are dishing up significant and inspiring moments in the food scene. Here are two women who have made a name for themselves in the SA culinary world. Nthabiseng Ramaboa, fondly known as chef Nti, is a celebrity chef, blogger,…

Kenyan chef breaks Guinness World Record

By CTA Admin | Aug 19, 2019

A Kenyan Chef, based in Mombasa on Sunday broke the world record in a cooking competition. Chef Maliha Mohammed broke the Guinness World Record after emerging the longest cooking chef. Maliha set a new record by cooking for 75hrs non-stop beating current 68hrs record. The current world record is held by Rickey Lumpkin from California,…

Caribbean Food Bloggers Bring Island Flavor Straight To Your Kitchen

By CTA Admin | Aug 13, 2019

We’re in the thick of summer, which also means Carnival season is in full swing. From Trinidad to St. Vincent and beyond, it seems like everyone is getting on bad, but what’s a girl to do if she can’t make it to di road to buss a wine for mas? No worries, we got you! We found four Caribbean…

This Tiny Caribbean Island Grows 44 Kinds of Mangoes

By CTA Admin | Jul 30, 2019

Once the star island of the sugar trade, the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis now produces something even sweeter: an overwhelming surplus of mangoes. Branches hang heavy with them over the narrow roads that wind around the island; fallen fruit stays only a few minutes on the ground before the wild donkeys and monkeys that…

Agritourism Can Drive Socio-Economic Development In The Caribbean

By CTA Admin | Jul 24, 2019

With the global market size of agritourism expected to reach $10.16 billion by 2024 (Verified Market Reports) and with an estimated Caribbean market for agribusiness products of $4 billion per year, there is a major opportunity for the region to enhance its tourism product and improve food security, connecting visitors and locals to the people,…

Africa-Europe Cookbook – As selection of recipes from the two continents

By CTA Admin | Jul 18, 2019

Read more about the cuisine of Europe and Africa and the vast diversity of food. As mentioned by Ranieri Sabatucci, EU Ambassador to the African Union, it is our profound belief that diversity is something to celebrate and to build on, and it drives our commitment to this relationship. Culture in general and food in…

Te Maeva Nui: National Event that celebrates Cook Islands cultural heritage

By CTA Admin | Jul 17, 2019

Te Maeva Nui Festival is a week-long national culture and dance event held each year to celebrate the August 4th birthday of the Cook Islands as an independent nation. It is the cultural highlight of the Cook Islands year. This National Event has grown over the years drawing international visitors from across the globe to Rarotonga…

Bringing ‘ulu back

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Jul 5, 2019

Over the past 100 years, ‘ulu and many of Hawai‘i’s other heritage crops have taken a back seat to imported, highly processed factory foods, which has had negative impacts on the local economy and community health. With revived interest in indigenous rights and local, national, and global food systems in recent decades, traditional Hawaiian crops…

CacaoFiji cocoa bean wins at 2019 International Chocolate Awards

By CTA Admin | Jul 4, 2019

CacaoFiji has two awards for its Fijian cocoa bean chocolate at multiple international chocolate competition this year. It has won Silver award for 70% Dark Dreketi Matasawalevu chocolate with their partner Arete at the Americas International Chocolate  Award and won the Silver award for the 90% Dark Chocolate by Armstrong Chocolate at the prestigious London Academy…

Seafood cookbook encourages Fijians to see food more sustainably

By CTA Admin | Jul 1, 2019

In Fiji, the word “kusima” describes not only an overwhelming appreciation of seafood but, also the insatiable desire to eat seafood. The word is the inspiration of a new cookbook that aims not only to provide seafood recipes but, also promote sustainable seafood practices and celebrate the role women play in Fijian fisheries. The cookbook…

Where the mango reigns supreme

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Jun 13, 2019

On the island of Nevis, it literally rains mangoes in the summertime. The abundant stone fruit has melted into the cuisines, cultures and hearts of the people who live on the idyllic Caribbean sister island to St Kitts. Six years ago, in an attempt to boost tourism in the slow summer months, Nevis Tourism Authority…

Slow Farms impacts awareness around consumption of indigenous foods

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | May 26, 2019

For nearly three decades, grassroots organisation Slow Foods has worked around the globe in over 160 countries to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of a fast life. It strives to combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat; where it comes from; and how our food choices…

Taste of paradise

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | May 23, 2019

The best ideas are dreamed up when doing what you love. As Hawaii’s Bryan Fujikawa sat on his boat fishing, rocking quietly, the idea for Sun Dried Specialties was born. The fisherman –turned chef opened a small family business producing and selling local delicacies 19 years ago, which has evolved into the Kona Grill House…