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.

Our Most Popular recipes for 2018

With so many global culinary influences and bounty of ingredients, Caribbean food is always ripe for creativity and invention. And here at Island Origins, we’re always on...
High-End Holiday gifts

You Need These Must-Have High-End Holiday Gifts from The Caribbean

Go beyond basics socks for your stocking stuffers this present-giving season with some high-end holiday gifts. To add a little more magic to your shopping list, we've...

Our Favorite New Caribbean Recipes For The Holidays

Still figuring out what to cook for the holidays? Holiday dinner provides a great opportunity to trot out old family favorites. But it's also a great chance...

Vegan Garlic Hummus Ranch Dressing

Another new LIFE CHANGING recipe! I’m a sucker for all things saucy especially ranch but I wanted a lighter/lower calorie version of the real thing that didn’t...
Co host of Taste the Islands TV Show Cynthia Chef Thia Verna Photo by Richard Lecoin

Enjoy Authentic Caribbean Flavors at the 2018 “Taste the Islands Experience”

Photo Credit: Richard Lecoin | Join “Taste the Islands” TV show co-host Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna of Haiti along with other prominent Caribbean chefs and restaurants showcasing the...

Save These Iconic Trinidadian Recipes For Your Next Potluck

Pulling culinary inspiration from around the world, these Trinidadian recipes will light up your palette with big, bold flavors and home-cooked goodness. CORN SOUP INGREDIENTS 4 corn cobs chopped...
essential Caribbean food festivals

Why we’re dreaming of these Caribbean Food Festivals Post-COVID-19

The diversity of ethnic and cultural backgrounds in the Caribbean islands has arisen what just might be the world’s most dynamic culinary scene. It’s only natural that...

Get guilt-free cheesy goodness with this Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

I almost didn’t want to share this recipe because I feel like I could bottle this up and sell it in a grocery store. Cauliflower is my...
Island Origins Magazine - Haitian black rice recipe

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...
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Miramar Regional Park Welcomes the 2019 Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival presented in association with Publix has moved to Miramar Regional Park, and happens Sunday, November 10th this year. 

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