Learn about the basic ingredients of Caribbean cuisine, cooking techniques, eating habits, common terms and more.
dhal puri
Caribbean Dhal Puri
achiote
What Is Achiote?
Pan de Agua: Puerto Rican Water Bread
Pan de Agua: Puerto Rican Water Bread
A plate of yucca fries
The Best Cassava and Yuca Recipes
Chadon Beni (Culantro)
Chadon Beni (Culantro)
A close-up of plated bananas on a table
How Are Green Bananas Used in Caribbean Food?
Sofrito in a wooden bowl
Introduction to Latin Caribbean Culinary Tastes
Yucca vegetable
How to Cook With Caribbean Ground Provisions
Plantains
What Are Plantains?
Baskets of Salted Freshly-Caught Fish.
Desalting Salt Fish
Garlic dipping sauce
Mojito Garlic Dipping Sauce
Cuban sofrito
Cuban Sofrito
Caramelized Sugar on slotted spoon
How to Make Burnt Sugar (aka Caramelized Sugar)
Colombo powder in a measuring cup
Colombo Powder Seasoning
Dried bay leaves.
West Indian Bay Leaf (Pimenta Racemosa)
Sago Porridge
Sago Porridge
Barley Porridge
Barley Porridge
West Indian Bay Leaf Tea
West Indian Bay Leaf Tea
Annatto seeds
Achiote Oil
Sofrito
The Foods of Puerto Rican Cuisine (Cocina Criolla)
Paella rice meal on plate in restaurant, Havana, Cuba
History and Staples of Cuban Cuisine
Herbs
Top 10 Essential West Indian Ingredients
Salt cured meats
What is Salt Cured Meat?
Callaloo
A Guide to Callaloo in Caribbean Cuisine
Allspice
Top 5 Spices Used in Caribbean Cooking
A plate of Trinbagonian roast bakes
Make Trinbagonian Roast Bakes
Guyanese pancakes
Malasadas (Guyanese Pancakes) Recipe
A plate of souse
How To Make Hearty Caribbean Souse
Pickled Bell Peppers
Pickled Bell Peppers
Green onions
Caribbean Green Seasoning
Coquito recipe
Coquito: Puerto Rican No-Egg Eggnog With Rum
Basic sofrito recipe in glass jars
Basic Sofrito
Boniato sliced open
What Is Boniato And How Is It Used?
Homemade caramel sauce in glass jars and ingredients
What is Burnt Sugar?
Pepperpot
Cassava Cassareep and Guyanese Pepperpot
Antigua's Raisin Bun
Antigua's Raisin Bun
Trinidad Hot Pepper Sauce
Caribbean Hot Pepper Sauce Recipe
Papaya Smoothie (Batida de Lechosa)
Papaya Smoothie (Batida de Lechosa)
Punch de Creme
Caribbean Punch de Creme Eggnog
Ripe ackee
What Is Ackee Fruit?
Close up of a plantain bunch.
How to Peel a Plantain
Dominican Sofrito (Sazón)
Dominican Sofrito (Sazón)
Coconut milk
How to Extract Coconut Milk from a Fresh Coconut
Virgin pina colada
10 Best Non-Alcoholic Caribbean Beverages
Puerto Rican Sangria
Puerto Rican Sangria
African Fufu Recipe, in a white bowl
Caribbean Fufu Recipe
Spices in containers at market
East Indian Spices in West Indian (Caribbean) Cooking
Breadnuts
What Is a Breadnut?
A bowl of yam foo foo
What Is Foo-Foo and How Do You Make It?
Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
What Is Okra?
Caribbean Fritters
Accras (Caribbean Fritters)
Cassava
All About Cassava and Farine
Indian-Style Caribbean Roti
4 Types of Indian-Style Roti From the Caribbean