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View Poll Results: Which cuisine do you prefer?
Anglo Caribbean 27 40.91%
French Caribbean 16 24.24%
Spanish Caribbean 23 34.85%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-12-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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Much, much varied...just by sheer size and history. Pastelitos are Cuban, and I guess that they also belong to many countries. Cuban cooking is so varied that includes variations of Cantonese, Jamaican, Jewish, German, American and many regional Spanish dishes, plus Taino and Cajun.

And also the food prepared for slaves, the stews and ollas podridas, and the food coming in ships that sailors loved, such as dried meat or tasajo...

But of course, the best food is the one that prepares your mother!!!

Cubans will have to work very hard to recover their cuisine, there were generations that grew up not knowing the taste of chicken, beef, etc. They only knew what was on the rationing card...."chicharos (hard peas) with rice".

I believe that the best cook in Cuba, Erasmo, Castro's cook, died. He did a lot to recover Cuban cuisine.
Homecooked is always the best food.

I am sure that the cuisine will be recovered. Certainly different recipes lie with.different families. Here a few, there a few. Food is connected to the heart of every culture. It will come back.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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Macaroni pie!

Macaroni pie!

Macaroni pie!
Going to make some this weekend. Been craving calaloo too...
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Too much rice and beans in all of them. Mexican for the win!
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:04 PM
 
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Too much rice and beans in all of them. Mexican for the win!
Ummmm...you must not know Caribbean food. LOL
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Ummmm...you must not know Caribbean food. LOL
Nah, we don't have much of that in South Florida.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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Nah, we don't have much of that in South Florida.
LOLOL...you should know better if you live in South Florida. Either that or you only eat certain Spanish Caribbean food.

Couldn't be that exposed to the Anglo or French side...
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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LOLOL...you should know better if you live in South Florida. Either that or you only eat certain Spanish Caribbean food.

Couldn't be that exposed to the Anglo or French side...
You are correct in that I have more experience with the Spanish Caribbean cuisine. I did have a lot of Haitian classmates when I was in tech school and they would often times bring their lunch with them and it was almost always rice with some form of legume, occasionally some type of meat, usually chicken. That's been my experience with the French side.

I picked Anglo as my favorite of the three because I like the curries they use and the food overall is more flavorful to me...still a lot of rice and beans though.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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Going to make some this weekend. Been craving calaloo too...
I recently decided to cut out cheese/milk etc I sure miss macaroni pie. Callaloo is heaven!

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You are correct in that I have more experience with the Spanish Caribbean cuisine. I did have a lot of Haitian classmates when I was in tech school and they would often times bring their lunch with them and it was almost always rice with some form of legume, occasionally some type of meat, usually chicken. That's been my experience with the French side.

I picked Anglo as my favorite of the three because I like the curries they use and the food overall is more flavorful to me...still a lot of rice and beans though.
You can go weeks and not eat rice and peas.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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You can go weeks and not eat rice and peas.
I didn't realize it was so uncommon to eat rice and legumes in Caribbean cuisines. I guess I just have out of the ordinary friends and acquaintances.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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It's not out of the ordinary but eating rice and legumes is normally a sunday affair.

Rice however is eaten every other day some islands are more dependent on it while other islands focus more on yams, sweet potatoes, dashin and flour dumplings
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