Food & Drink

This section of the Island Origins Magazine website includes content on Caribbean food and drink including articles, recipes, places to go, things to do, and chef profiles. Learn about the traditional and the exotic, from Dominican Sancocho (Stews of the Seven Meats), to Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish, to Vegetarian Burgers made with Caribbean flare.

You can also read about the lives of some Caribbean chefs inside of and beyond the kitchen, how to go on a culinary adventure, and how to add a little spice to your life. Read on, for more Caribbean food and drink info.

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Chef Irie’s Carrot Juice Cocktail

Recipe by Chef Irie Foregoing the creamy milk based version of Jamaican Carrot Juice, Chef Irie opted to create a cool carrot juice cocktail modification to the traditional...
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Chef Irie’s Seared Scallops in Sauce Chien

Recipe by Chef Irie In the Afro-Caribbean themed episode of Taste the Islands Season II, Chef Irie prepares these scallops with French Caribbean sauce chien or ‘dog sauce’,...
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Chef Thia’s Stovetop Pain Patate

Recipe by Chef Thia Sweet potato pudding recipes have many iterations throughout the Caribbean. In this version, familiar elements like baking spices and raisins are present, but so...
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Meet Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna

Warm and honest, just like her food If someone could blind you with a smile, Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna would probably be the one to do it! With...
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Chef Thia’s Tasso de Dinde (Fried Turkey)

Recipe by Chef Thia In Haiti, turkey is eaten as commonly as chicken. Chef Thia created this recipe on an episode of the Taste the Islands TV show,...
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Chef Thia’s Djon Djon Mushroom Rice

Recipe by Chef Thia Djon Djon Rice is a uniquely Haitian black rice recipe made with wild black trumpet mushrooms called “djon djon” grown in the north of...
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The little show that could… From home kitchen to national TV

The story behind the TV show and the Taste the Islands Experience How Taste the Islands began When we started this journey four years ago, I knew that we...
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Our Culinary Tour Around Barbados

Flying Fish and Macaroni Pie Shooting the on-location part of Taste the Islands Season 2, there were only four team members that made the trip, but we made...
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The Culinary Side of South Florida’s Caribbean-American Events

Bring your hungry belly and your dancing shoes! As if you needed another reason to visit the beautiful sunshine state! Along with the inviting beaches, cultural diversity and...
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A Good Bellyful According to Jamaica’s “CG”

FRANZ HALL - Consul General | Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami I was pleasantly surprised when I was asked by the producers of ‘Taste the Islands’ to...