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Betoni Rauseo Bekim

When it comes to Caribbean food I feel that there is not enough that can be said or shared--in terms of words and pictures. The Caribbean's food story is told through the smell of burning sugar, the taste of salted fish, the sweet ripeness of mangoes and the spiced heat of aged dark rums. Not all at once, though. But then again, that may not be a bad thing for there is nothing quite like a true Caribbean feast.

In our little archipelago we are lucky to have culinary inspiration from all around the globe. In short, we are the world's melting pot. And, like a good "coal pot", each island is seasoned and peppered with its own blend of ethnic influences: from the Chinese, Indian, Syrian/Lebanese, European and African cultures. Caribbean gastronomy adds up to one word--Creole. So if it must be said, Caribbean food is Creole Cuisine. But dear reader please note that this is just the beginning of a slowly brewed story--a melange of flavour profiles that needs to be savoured, by island, by culture, and by dish. So, if you believe that you do have the appetite for the things that the islands cook up, you have come to the right place. Pull up a chair because ACU|BIEN is serving a plate like no other.

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Betoni Rauseo Bekim

Food Contributor, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

When it comes to Caribbean food I feel that there is not enough that can be said or shared--in terms of words and pictures. The Caribbean's food story is told through the smell of burning sugar, the taste of salted fish, the sweet ripeness of mangoes and the spiced heat of aged dark rums. Not all at once, though. But then again, that may not be a bad thing for there is nothing quite like a true Caribbean feast. In our little archipelago we are lucky to have culinary inspiration from all around the globe. In short, we are the world's melting pot. And, like a good "coal pot", each island is seasoned and peppered with its own blend of ethnic influences: from the Chinese, Indian, Syrian/Lebanese, European and African cultures. Caribbean gastronomy adds up to one word--Creole. So if it must be said, Caribbean food is Creole Cuisine. But dear reader please note that this is just the beginning of a slowly brewed story--a melange of flavour profiles that needs to be savoured, by island, by culture, and by dish. So, if you believe that you do have the appetite for the things that the islands cook up, you have come to the right place. Pull up a chair because ACU|BIEN is serving a plate like no other.

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