What the Fungi(e)?

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Books and web sites agree, "Fungi(e) is a popular Caribbean dish." Huh? What? How? Wait a minute! Was I looking at the wrong region? I swear I just read about this stiff cornmeal porridge last week when I was in Angola! Sources told me that Fungi(e) is served throughout many African countries with soups and stews. Yet, here I was reading how popular the porridge is in the Caribbean. Well, the sources are correct. Turns out Fungi(e) was brought to the caribbean by African … [Read more...]

About the food of Antigua & Barbuda: 3 Caribbean Islands?

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Call me a sucker, but I like to root for the underdog. This week her name is Redonda. That's right. The microstate "Antigua and Barbuda" is actually made up of three islands: Antigua, Barbuda, and Redonda.  The combined population is nearly 86,000, with Redonda contributing zero. I guess this is why Redonda gets left out of the name. Since I feel bad for Redonda I spent an inordinate amount of time looking up information on her. First fact: Redonda is about 500 hundred acres … [Read more...]