Like the rest of the surrounding Yucatan Peninsula, this Caribbean city’s cuisine is strongly influenced by its Mayan history and heritage. Leave the Hotel Zone and head downtown for a taste.
Jamaica’s cuisine is defined both by the two European powers that once colonized it (Spain and Britain) and by the innovation of the locals, most of whom are descended from African slaves.
A trip to Jamaica is a great opportunity for members to sample fruits they might not ever see at home:
The second largest country in the Caribbean enjoys a cuisine influenced by Spanish colonists, African slaves, and the native Taino people. As in Spain, lunch is the most important meal of the day.
Unlike many former colonies, Barbados stayed solely in British hands from the 1620s to 1966—explaining why such a strong British flavor has taken hold there.
The Bahamas is made up of about 700 islands, with people living on the 30 largest ones. Originally home to Taino natives, the archipelago has also been a pirate haven, a British Crown colony, and a destination for liberated African slaves.
Saint Lucia is known as "the Helen of the West Indies" after France and Britain exchanged control of the island 14 times during the colonial period. Today, it's both a member of the British Commonwealth and the French Francophonie, with the cuisine to match.
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