Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

Stacyzee

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

I am Guyanese American. I was born in New York to two parents that lived their entire adult lives in Guyana. Guyanase people originate from South America, which is located on the northern coast of South America and borders the Carribbean Sea. While geographically Guyana is a part of the South American mainland, it is culturally much more similar to the nearby island nations of the West Indies such as Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Saint Vincent and Grenada. Although Guyana is not an island nation located in the Caribbean Sea,it is considered a Caribbean country.

One common misconception about Guyana is that all of them are Indians. People who don't know much about Guyanese culture often seem to assume this. They are shocked I am not Indian, or they respond by saying, "I thought Guyanese were supposed to be Indian."
Although East Indian makes up 43.5% of the population, 31.2% of Guyanese people are Black, 16.7% is multiracial, 9.2% is Amerindian and 0.46% is other (mostly Chinese, Whites). Guyana is a very diverse population. We have many different looks!

Below is a list of some of my favorite foods I grew up eating at home:


1. Pepperpot

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

This is one of Guyana's national dish. It is mostly served on special occasions. I specifically love to eat Pepperpot with rice. It consists of a whole bunch of different types of meats. My father specifically likes to make it with beef, pork and cow face.

2. Curry

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

I grew up eating curry with chicken, beef, or shrimp. Sometimes my parents would cook it with rice or I would have it with roti.

3. Roti

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

I can eat roti by itself, but usually I love to have it with curry. The combination is orgasm worthy.....yes I said it!

4. Black pudding

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

Black pudding is a type of blood sausage and its influence in the Carribbean is from the British. It is rice cooked with lots of fresh herbs and then seasoned with pig's blood. Although that does not sound too appetizing it is delicious. I specifically love to eat it with sour sauce. It makes the flavor pop much more.

5. Cookup rice

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

This would be cooked with rice and black eyed peas. My parents specifically loved to cook it with pig tail meat. Of course, people can alter the many dishes of Guyana to however they would like.

6. Souse

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating

The meat that would be used when my parents made this would be pig foot. The flavors from the herbs that would be used was once again orgasm worthy. I like to eat this with bread, and dip it in the sauce.


Thanks for stopping by!

I will leave you with some soca music, which is one of the many types of music popular amongst Guyanese and other Caribbean islands.


Leave a little bit of your culture behind, and share with me some of the foods you grew up eating!

Caribbean Foods I Grew Up Eating
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  • redeyemindtricks
    Aww gurl you makin mah mouf wadda, now.

    How bout curry goat?
    Ackee?
    Plantain?
    Chicken patties?

    My man's mostly Jamaican and Haitian, and DAMN can that boy cook. Nuff respeck! <3

    Is this still revelant?
    • Also... tf is this doin under sexual behavior?

      I mean, yeah, these foods are good enough to make a girl cum, but, still...

    • Stacyzee

      How could I miss curry goat , parties and plantain. I don't think I have tried Ackee.

      I put it under society and culture but for some reason upon submitting it changed to sexual behavior. I've had this happen many times before.

    • Stacyzee

      *patties

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  • Spiorad_Aisce
    Lots of gorgeous food there, amazed to see the black pudding there, never know it made it across the atlantic - I would love to try the souse and the pepperpot.
    Is this still revelant?

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  • LittleSally
    Rotti and black pudding are traditional Croatian dishes too. Except rotti is a sweet dish - smeared with marmelade. =)

    All the other ones look delicious too.
    • Stacyzee

      Croatian is in the UK? So, yes I put British inspired (which is close enough ).
      It is amazing how different we are and are similar we are in some ways as well.

    • So true... Also Romania is very will known for their blood pudding - and they're not even in the UK. I think tourists associate it with Dracula when they come over there. Haha

  • DanteSparda
    I think curry and roti are indian food items since they're part of my everyday meal 😛😛😛
    • Also "paratha" 😇

    • Stacyzee

      Yes, but they are popular amongst many Caribbean islands such as Jamaica , Guyana , Trinidad etc. They're a part of the culture.

    • I know many Indians live there in Trinidad and Tobago but I don't know about the other islands you've mentioned.

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  • Zorax
    Well, I'm a vegetarian, but I like Vegetarian Curry and Roti, as well as Cookup Rice ;)
  • Prof_Don
    There's some tasty grub in this Take!
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