What do people eat in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

Diet

People from St. Vincent begin their mornings with “tea,” which refers to a variety of hot beverages such as coffee, hot chocolate, fish broth tea, regular or cocoa tea. Cocoa tea is made from processed local cocoa beans and spices and is served with milk and sugar, like black tea. Lunch is generally a light meal. Dinner is the main family meal, and Sunday dinners are particularly important. All the family members gather for an elaborate meal, usually with fish, chicken, beef or goat.

Cassava, a tuber, is used in a variety of dishes, from chokee bam bam (a flat cake) to farine. Farine is made by grating cassava and squeezing it through a cloth to extract the roots' toxic juice. The mixture is then cooked over a fire in a large metal pot. Farine is used as a stuffing in meat or fish, as a cereal, and in desserts such as cassava pone pudding.



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