Everyone’s gearing up for Carnival season throughout the Caribbean ensuring bodies are “tight” for costumes and fete outfits. And while we at Eat The Caribbean love a great fete, we are truly looking forward to all of the great food, wine and rum festivals scheduled.
We don’t need to worry about getting in shape for these festivals. All we need is our appetites, loose clothing and maybe a designated driver.
This list features just a few food festivals, so it can be considered “ETC’s Food Festival Wish List 2016”.
Welcome to the latest installment of Yes Chef! – our culinary Q&A with top Caribbean chefs around the world. Today we feature “Farm to Table” advocate, Chef Simeon Hall Jr. of The Bahamas.
As a private chef, his delicacies have been requested throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean and as an advocate of Farm to Table cuisine, Chef Hall educates everyone – including fellow chefs – on a style he describes as “simply using local ingredients with global techniques”. He has hosted a series of pop-up events in partnership with other local chefs that have received rave reviews.
You know you’re in the Caribbean when the buildings mimic the vibrant colours that nature provides. From blue-greens of the oceans to the bright yellows of the hibiscus and passionate pinks of the conch shell, we are always surrounded by colour.
The Atlantis Resort, on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, is world renowned for its family friendly environment, offering activities for kids of all ages to enjoy, from the current Cartoon Network ‘Summer @ Atlantis’ water feature to Club CRUSH, a teenagers-only nightclub. My summer crew of kids and I had the pleasure of experiencing a tour of the entire water habitat at the resort, and it did not disappoint.
I was initially apprehensive about agreeing to travel to Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera with my family and had many good reasons. First, the house we’d be staying in has no cable television or internet service. Second, there are no shopping malls, movie theatres or fast food restaurants. (Where is this? Medieval England?!).
In the early morning hours, right after a rain shower, just as the sun was rising, we set out on the back of a truck, to a dirt road through never-ending bushes. Our goal: to come back with a bucket full of crabs for Sunday dinner.
The weather in Nassau, Bahamas has been a little erratic lately – searing heat, followed by rolling thunder, and flashes of heavy downpour. It’s summer, after all. While we are thankful for the rain and its renewal, we do look forward to more crystal clear beach days this Summer.
As locals we often take our every day surroundings for granted. We read, see and hear visitors rave about our beaches, culture and people, but most days we only give them passing notice.