Archive for the ‘Caribbean’ Category

#13b Dominican Republic: the Union City revision

Share   When I first started this blog a few years ago, I had no idea what, exactly, I was trying to do. I started the blog only because I hoped that readers might tip me off to interesting food that I wouldn’t find on my own. Plus, the blog gave me an extra excuse […]

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#135 Saint Lucia: edible dolphin, inedible leaves, and, um… “hardwood”

Share   I enjoy making really stupid jokes about how I eat too much and may look like I’ve swallowed several whales. Of course, I haven’t actually swallowed several whales. Just one, really. And not the whole thing. And maybe it was a dolphin. I don’t know. I was bad at Biology in high school. […]

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#134 Belize: more Garifuna food, please!

Share   I grew up in a small town in Iowa, where it was easy enough to explore pretty much every corner of the community. There really weren’t a lot of surprises in a town of 45,000 people – sure, you could end up in the wrong cornfield or whatever, but was unlikely that you’d […]

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“pickled herring and animal innards are particularly pleasant”

Share   To my tremendous surprise, this jiggly six-year-old corner of the internet has suddenly received more than its share of publicity this week. Some highlights: Time Out NYC – Apparently, I said that “pickled herring and animal innards are particularly pleasant.” WTF?! I mean, I did say something like that, but it’s funny to […]

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#103-104 St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada: codfish patties and oildown

Share Some things never sound all that good, no matter how you try to describe them. Take, for example, pickled herring (gooey but oddly delicious), goat meat (stringy, but I swear that it’s a good sort of stringy), or Korean gelatinous fish skins. Or codfish patties, which sound like something you might find while cleaning […]

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