Pull out your machete and prepare to get schooled on the fascinating and mysterious coconut, thanks to Chris at his blog, bigtingsagwan. Common coconut misconceptions: Coconut milk is the water inside the coconut. Once, while watching the food channel I saw a recognized chef chop open a dry coconut and use its few drops of water [...]
What’s more exciting than a photo gallery of community latrines you may ask? A photo gallery of stoves! I recently visited the creole/miskito village of Kahkabila in the Pearl Lagoon basin and snapped a few shots of locals’ cooking equipment. And what are they cooking up on these open-fire stoves in their shanty kitchens? [...]
I have been meaning to write up a post about local teas here on the Caribbean coast for a while now. As it turns out, Chris beat me to it! So instead of doing my own hard work, below is a link to his blog describing the characteristics of a small sample of some of [...]
First, click on the video below and jam out to Los Gregory’s Rundown Pot. This little tidbit is reprinted from the RightSide Guide magazine. Check out the audio clip below of Jimmy’s interview for more info on what he knows about the history of the Caribbean coast’s favorite dish! I sat with restaurant owner and [...]
Oh man, Sunday afternoon, nothing to eat and no food in the kitchen. Then I thought that instead of complaining I should get creative. So I decided to cook dinner with food found in my backyard. Here is what I found: From left to right you are looking at a medium-sized (and still a bit [...]
Celebrating the release of the 99 slaves on the island by the Queen of England during the nineteenth century, the Crab Soup Festival has turned into the biggest party the Corn Islands see every year. The morning begins with a parade around Big Corn island with truck floats decorated by the local schools and organizations [...]
Who loves barracuda soup? Looks like she does. Careful, that soup has a little bite to it. Sopa’s 2 in Managua.
The spanish name is carao. Google it and see what comes up…”natural cure for anemia?”, “central american miracle fruit” and “blood builder”. Ask locals and they say that doctors prescribe it for patients with anemia and constipation. In Creole English they call it stinkin toe and as soon as you crack it open you smell [...]
It isn’t often that I post photos of things like…dog food. Nothing gets tossed out…not even chicken heads and feet. On the contrary, what could taste better to a dog than fresh beak n talons on a bed of rice? Actually, I am making a huuuge assumption here… Nobody told me this dish was for [...]
Half the party was on the five-hour boat ride to Orinoco… Most of the people on the boat were either Garifuna from Orinoco or the surrounding villages, or had family there. The festival is half party, half family reunion. And they are 100% proud to of their heritage and history. Drumming, dancing and music were [...]
Like beef? Nothing fills an empty stomach like… a cow’s stomach! Mondongo is just that. And mondongo stew is one of the best creole delicacies on the coast. While you can find mondongo on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, they sure don’t cook it like this. Ingredients: 1 cow stomach (aka mondongo) 2 liters coconut [...]
Plátanos colgado de la pared. Se encuentra en mi barrio de San Pedro, Bluefields. Y no jodi nada con el color, les prometo!
Wow! We recently returned from a trip to a community deep in the Kukra River and came back with a bag FULL of these monsters! If you like the taste of shrimp, if you like the taste of lobster, if you are a fan of crawfish, then you would be in heaven with a plateful [...]
Crab Soup Festival is one of the biggest celebrations on the Caribbean coast. Its origins date back to the 19th century when the 99 slaves on the islands were freed by direct order from the Queen of England. Since then, the Crab Soup Festival has been an annual tradition to celebrate the islands’ history, culture [...]
Nicaragua’s most famous dish is gallo pinto. You can find it on 90% of plates for any breakfast, lunch or dinner around the country. It’s a simple dish and very filling, though without much flavor. Needless to say, for most visitors to the country, gallo pinto gets old. Fast. On the Caribbean coast the creole [...]