Category: Food legacy

Caribbean Food: Three Little Birds


Where to eat a Caribbean brunch? We found Three Little Birds in Brixton, South London. This Jamaican inspired independent restaurant and rum bar is small, with big character. Their pancakes, with rum sauce are amazing!

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Caribbean brunch time, with pumpkin soup.
Caribbean brunch time, with pumpkin soup.

 

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Breadfruit – the superfood


Not as famous as other Caribbean staple foods such as yam and cassava, however breadfruit has an interesting history and much loved in the Caribbean. When its name is mentioned people usually ask, ‘what is breadfruit?’

Although breadfruit grows across the Caribbean, it’s in St Vincent where it’s apparently held in highest regard. A staple food in the Caribbean, breadfruit (with its potato like texture) originates from Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia.

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Breadfruit plants were taken to the Caribbean by the British in 1793, as a source of food for slaves.

High in iron, calcium and potassium, and B vitamins and low in fat; breadfruit is prepared in various ways. In St Vincent and Jamaica, it’s usually roasted.

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Breadfruit pie and chips are common snacks, but people have found inventive ways of making use of the Caribbean staple food including, pickled breadfruit, breadfruit pizza dough and even breadfruit ice cream!

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Fresh Jamaican ginger cake


 

Caribbean ginger cake has been a staple dessert in the UK for years. British Chef, Jamie Oliver’s YouTube channel shows a quick recipe, but is it a real traditional Jamaican ginger cake recipe?

 

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Unusual plantain recipes


Some interesting recipes based on one of our favourite tropical food staples.

Starting with the plantain hamburger.

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And then with the plantain cheesecake!

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South African fried doughnuts: Amagwinya


Africa is a continent with many different cultures and #recipes; but where there are differences, there are also similarities. Check out this video, how does it compare to Ghana’s version (Bofrot – video below) of the fried doughnut treat?

 

Ghanaian Bofrot

 

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@PotAndPlatterA curation of who’s cooking in the African & Caribbean food scene: Cooked up in our blog pot and served on a platter. Enjoy!