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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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