What makes caribbean food so unique? Could it be that it is an amalgamation of cuisine from many different cultures? Caribbean cuisine takes it’s influences from African, Indian, Chinese and European communities. The wealth of colonisers from Europe that brought enslaved Africans to the islands and the further influx of indians and chinese who came to the islands as endentured workers all fused their food influences to create the Caribbean cuisine as we know it today.
Most people believe Caribbean food to be spicy. Although some cuisine cooked in the Caribbean is hot, Caribbean cooking uses lots of herbs and spices that are blended together to form a marinade for meats, whilst vegetables are steamed or roasted with a minimum of flavourings depending on the dish being prepared.