Authentic Trinidad Cuisine © 2011
Trinidadians love food – to eat food, cook food, share food. Trinis love nothing better than to lime over a good meal, enjoying food like they do company.
That gives you some idea of the culinary culture Trinidad
offers. Food, and sharing it with friends, is a favourite
As diverse as the people and history are, the
culinary landscape is almost beyond “fusion”, and
just its own thing. Imagine the culinary traditions of
four continents blended with Trinidadian
flamboyance and handed down from generation to
generation. The native Amerindians discovered
how to remove the poison from cassava, made
staples of corn, pineapples, guavas, pawpaw,
avocadoes, and cocoa. Root tubers, pigeon peas,
saltfish, callaloo, black pudding and souse were all
inherited as "creole food" from local African
descendants. The European plantation era
ensured that citrus, mangoes, sugar cane, coffee
and pickled things became part of the local culture,
while the indentured Indians introduced more
spices, curries and cooking skills from the east.
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