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Caribbean Tourism Organization declares 2019 ‘The Year of Festivals’ in the Caribbean

By CTA Admin | Dec 18, 2018

On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination. “The Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that have become an…

A taste of a ”Taste of Cayman” Culinary Festival

By CTA Admin | Dec 17, 2018

The return of Taste of Cayman was announced Wednesday during an islandwide restaurant tour that provided a preview of the main event. The renowned food and drink festival is scheduled for Jan. 26 at Camana Bay and is expected to feature more than 40 local restaurants and bars serving their signature dishes and drinks to…

Agroforestry supports food security and conservation in Papua New Guinea

By CTA Admin | Dec 14, 2018

Papua New Guinea’s predominantly agricultural society practices agroforestry (the cropping of useful fruit and nut trees with understory vines, shrubs, and vegetables in a forest-mimicking system) widely. The practice produces a wide array of products for farmers, from betel nut to coconut and cacao, and is seen as a tool to address the country’s issues…

Islands-style food proves popular

By CTA Admin | Dec 14, 2018

Undertaking studies at EIT motivated one woman to start a successful business and she is already planning the next. Hehenga Tupouniua was studying for a Bachelor of Social Work at the Tairawhiti campus. Coming from Tonga, she found herself helping others with their adjustment to life in New Zealand. This led her to think that…

Barbados Food & Rum Festival celebrates the island’s star chefs, delicious Caribbean specialties

By CTA Admin | Dec 14, 2018

The annual fall event is a social and culinary focal point for the popular eastern Caribbean island. Year-round, for Barbadians and vacationers alike, a weekend trip to Oistins Bay Gardens for the traditional fish fry is always a good and tasty time. But on the opening night of the 9th Barbados Food & Rum Festival…

Caribbean Recipes – Caribbean Beef Curry

By CTA Admin | Dec 14, 2018

This week, as we count down to the holidays, we feature twist on the good old steak and potatoes with Caribbean Beef Curry. You can find the full recipe in  ‘Caribbean Curries’ by Felicia J.  INGREDIENTS 2 pounds beef cut into stewing pieces 2 tbsp curry powder 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp…

Sample Traditional Grenadian Food Via Savor The Spice Tour

By CTA Admin | Dec 10, 2018

Grenadian food reflects the cultural diversity of the island and so its dishes are heavily influenced by the different cultures that have inhabited the island including the indigenous Caribs, French and British colonists, West Africans slaves whose descendants now make up a majority of the population and Indians who originally came over as indentured labor.…

3 Caribbean Stores for Chocolate Lovers

By CTA Admin | Dec 10, 2018

Grenada is getting ready to host its first ever chocolate festival as what could be better than sun, sand and surf? Well, sun, sand, surf and chocolate of course! As if the Caribbean needed anything more to entice visitors, beyond Grenada, there are several great chocolatiers in the Caribbean who create decadent desserts and sell…

Learn Caribbean History By Visiting Rum Distilleries

By CTA Admin | Nov 23, 2018

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…

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

By CTA Admin | Nov 23, 2018

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…

Institute of Jamaica joins with Kingston Creative for Heritage Month

By CTA Admin | Nov 23, 2018

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…

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

By CTA Admin | Nov 23, 2018

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…

Reviving The Fine Flavor Cocoa Industry in Trinidad & Tobago

By CTA Admin | Nov 13, 2018

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…