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June, 2017

WIADCA launches ‘Eat Caribbean 2017’

Food: Hundreds of Caribbean and other nationals on Thursday converged on Milk River Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn as the West Indian Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) launched “Eat Caribbean 2017.” Comment

Annual Rum and Rhythm crowns best chef, mixologist

Music: The sixth annual Rum and Rhythm benefit concluded Caribbean week at the Capitale in Manhattan on June 9. Guests sipped rum and dined on foods from different islands in celebration of Caribbean culture. Comment

Yardies ‘Jerk’ takes the prize

Food: For the love of jerk. Hundreds came out to enjoy jerk flavors at “A Taste of Jerk” at the VP Records Store on June 3. Guests got to sample various jerk seasoned foods from different vendors to crown a winner for the best jerk chicken. Queen-based Yardies restaurant took home the trophy and it was well earned, said a local woman who frequents the eatery. Comment

May, 2017

Haiti chefs carving out higher profile for country’s cuisine

Food: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ In a dining room in a wealthy district in the hills above Haiti’s capital, waiters in black outfits whisk plates of crunchy malanga fritters and a creamy cornmeal dish to well-off locals and tourists. In the kitchen, the chef ladles glistening, fresh conch into a pot as his staff dice tomatoes and watercress. Comment

Inequality can kill you, death can be unequal

Food: He got more. There was a time in your life when just noticing that was reason to throw a tantrum. It was enough to make any adult near you want to run away. But now that you’re all grown up, “He got more” means more — and in the new book “The Broken Ladder” by Keith Payne, you’ll see how it might affect your life. Comment

April, 2017

Catastrophic antibiotic threat from food

Food: Jomo Kwame Sundaram is a former economics professor who served as a senior UN official during 2005-2015. Tan Zhai Gen is an University of Oxford biochemistry graduate currently involved in research. Both are Malaysians. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 4, 2017 (IPS) - The greatly excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. Comment

Caribbean countries ban meat imports from Brazil

Food: Several Caribbean countries have banned the sale of corned beef and importation of the meat product from Brazil, following reports that several meat processors in the South American country have allegedly been selling rotten beef and poultry. Comment

February, 2017

Cultural fusion: Jamaican twist to New Orleans cuisine

Food: Let’s get ready to gumbo! A group of Caribbean culinary enthusiasts will host its second annual cultural mashup, “Scattered Jamaica: New Orleans,” a flavorful mix of the island’s food and music and the spicy culture of the Big Easy, at a Mardi Gras celebration at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Prospect-Leffeerts Gardens on Feb. 25. Comment

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January, 2017

Navy Yard to serve Caribbean food in new facility

Food: Caribbean cuisine is getting a spotlight at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s forthcoming food manufacturing hub later this year. Comment

Bedford-Stuyvesant bistro bounces back from newbie woes

Food: Meet the owners of a vibrant bistro based in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Comment