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    I keep reading so much discussion about food issues from students!

    What do the locals eat? What is a typical day to day diet?

    Im not picky and it seems most economical.

    More importantly, why not eat local?


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    anyone? Going once going twice.....

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    anyone? Going once going twice.....

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    Locals appear to eat lots of chicken and rice. Food prices can be expensive, especially if stuff is from outside the region (Caribbean/South America). A lot of things from Trinidad/Tobago seem to be cheap, as are pastas from places like St. Lucia.

    Meat pies seem to be another specialty. There are hamburger stands that locals frequent too.

    It can be pretty economical to eat your own style too, just with a slight variation. For example, I'm Asian, and like to eat a lot of rice and noodles. I get local rice, which doesn't taste as good as Asian rice, but suffices (sometimes the Chinese store has it), and for noodles I use instant noodles (imported from China) and Guyanese Chow Mein noodles from the Chinese store also. Since instant mac & cheese is expensive, I recreate it with locally packaged cheese, and mix it with butter, milk, and cooked pasta. Bottled milk is expensive, so I drink boxed milk. Lettuce is expensive, so I eat more local (Nevisian!) spinach, or when they have it, local lettuce. Apples are expensive, so I buy the Taiwanese papaya from the Taiwanese plantation at the Chinese Store, or just eat the mangoes that fall off the trees.

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    Why not eat local? because its disgusting...

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    "tacky"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pringles00 View Post
    Why not eat local? because its disgusting...
    Tacky comment.

    There are lots of local dishes, some which are familiar, such as baked fish, rice with a small amount of beans added, and lots of chicken. In addition, there are tropical dishes such as breadfruit soup, oxtail soup, goatmeat soup (goatwater) local lobster, conch, and many big and small fishes, and local sardines.

    There are also a myriad of fruits, some familiar (mangoes, avacados, local limes and oranges), and some not so familiar ginnips (sp), pomegranate, starfruit, and local vegetables (pumpkins, potatoes, onions, bananas, plantains). Mansas is a local fruit/vegetable (local products) that are fresh and good. They will explain what stuff is, and how to eat it. Also local fresh eggs and turkeys.

    Not much beef (except local/organic hamburger, very lean).

    The local food is good, get out and try it!
    Last edited by 50ishdoc; 12-18-2007 at 09:11 PM.

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    once again, local food is disgusting

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    random, but, is coconut water available? straight out of the big green coconuts..not canned.

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    that food sounds great....really healthy and much better then a typical north american diet. Im really confused though - if there is this abundance of fresh fruit and fish, why are there so many posts telling me to import things like canned food? Is the issue that this local food is incredibly expensive or what?

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