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Antigua & Barbuda
Grenada
Jamaica
asham
A desert snack made by shelling dry corn, parching it in a hot pot and then pounding it in a wooden mortar and sifting it until it is similar to sand. Salt or sugar can then be added to the brown mixture and it can be eaten dry or with water.
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Bahamas
Puerto Rico
avogado
Avocado. Edible pear shaped or round fruit with an egg shaped seed. The flesh is green on the outside and turns yellow closer to the seed.
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Aruba
ayaca
A dish consisting of mixed meat stewed with capers, olives, raisins and prunes, wrapped in cornmeal, then wrapped in banana or plantain leaves and boiled.
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Antigua & Barbuda
Grenada
Trinidad & Tobago
babash
An extremely potent overproof rum with a fearsome reputation. It is sold under-the-counter (illegally) and usually available during sugar harvest time.
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Antigua & Barbuda
Barbados
US Virgin Islands
baccalow
Fish dried and salted for preservation. The fish is usually the Atlantic or Pacific cod, however, pollock and haddock are sometimes used. Preparation typically involves an initial step of soaking in water overnight or boiling to remove the excess salt.
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Belize
Guyana
Jamaica
bag juice
Commercially produced drinks or juice packaged in plastic bags.
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Bahamas
baggy
A homemade frozen pop popular with children. It is made by pouring mixed drinks into small transparent plastic bags, tying the bags to seal them, and freezing. They are normally consumed by sucking a small hole bitten in one corner of the bag.
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Barbados
Guyana
Trinidad & Tobago
bake
A fried bread typically made from baking powder leavened dough.
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Barbados
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
bakes
A fried bread typically made from baking powder leavened dough.
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Guyana
Montserrat
balanjay
Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.
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Guyana
Trinidad & Tobago
balay
To roll dough into a shape with a rolling pin
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Bahamas
bald benny
A species of food fish
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Bahamas
balloon gut
Any of several types of spiny blowfish or pufferfish that inflate and expand their bodies when threatened.
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Belize
Jamaica
bammy
A round flat bread made from grated cassava which has been repeatedly pressed to remove the juice. For meal preparation, slices are typically soaked in coconut milk and then fried. It is popularly served with fried fish.
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Jamaica
banana fig
A dried banana
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Haiti
Jamaica
St. Vincent
US Virgin Islands
banana fritters
A fried meal item made from a batter consisting primarily of ripe bananas (usually overripe) and flour.
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Dominica
Haiti
banane pese
A dish of twice fried green plantain. Slices or chunks of plantain are slow fried, then pressed flat and fried again. The slices are optionally dipped in salt water before the second frying.
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Trinidad & Tobago
bandanya
Mexican Coriander. Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial and annual herb in the family Apiaceae used for seasoning and marinating food.
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Trinidad & Tobago
banga
Is a yellowish-green drupe 2.5-5 cm in diameter, containing a single, dark brown, nut-like seed 2.5-5 cm diameter, which is very tough to break. The inside is a dry white filling that has a vaguely sweet taste when eaten. Found on a species of palm native to tropical regions of the Americas, from southern
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Barbados
Guyana
banga mary
A popular food fish
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Haiti
bannan
Plantains
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Guyana
Trinidad & Tobago
bara
The bread is a quick bread made of flour, baking powder, salt and ground turmeric, which gives the bread its yellow color. It is flattened to a thin round disk about four or five inches in diameter and fried until golden brown.
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Trinidad & Tobago
barbadine
The Giant Granadilla, it is the largest of the passionfruits, plants of the genus Passiflora. It is a perennial native of Tropical America, having smooth, cordate, ovate or acuminate leaves; petioles bearing from 4 to 6 glands; an emetic and narcotic root; scented flowers; and a large, oblong fruit, containing numerous seeds, imbedded in a subacid edible pulp.
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Bahamas
barefoot rice
Plain white rice.
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Jamaica
barra
Barracuda. A ray-finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance
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Bahamas
barry
Barracuda. A ray-finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance
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Guyana
Trinidad & Tobago
belna
Rolling pin - a cylindrical wooden cooking instrument used to flatten and shape dough.
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Trinidad & Tobago
benne balls
A brittle candy made from sugar and sesame seeds.
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Bahamas
benny cake
A brittle candy made from sugar and sesame seeds.
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US Virgin Islands
benye
A yeast risen, fried, banana fritter often served as a breakfast item.
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